Operating shipyards in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Gulfport, Mississippi, Trinity Yachts is an American luxury motor yacht builder capable of constructing superyachts in aluminium and steel up to 123 metres in length.
Trinity Yachts’ roots lie in the commercial and military shipyard Halter Marine in New Orleans, which today is still one of the builder’s two facilities. In the 1970s, Olympic sailor John Dane III went to work for Halter Marine and founded Trinity Yachts in 1988 in order to expand the shipyard’s operations into the luxury motor yacht sector. In 2000, Trinity Yachts was acquired by Dane along with partners Billy Smith and Felix Sabates, owner of Victory Lane Enterprises.
The shipyard was highly successful, attracting owners from all over the world, including – thanks to Sabates’ influence – many involved in high-profile motor sports. In the early 2000’s, Trinity’s order book of superyacht projects was in the double digits. Despite the devastation wreaked on the New Orleans shipyard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which led to the opening of the Gulfport facility, and the global economic downturn of 2008, Trinity Yachts continues to be one of the leading superyacht builders in the U.S. today.
In 2007, Trinity Yachts delivered the 50-metre superyacht Mine Games, built with both an aluminium hull and superstructure. Trinity’s in-house team developed the naval architecture for the yacht, which featured an elegant interior design by Patrick Knowles and, at least for a time, a personal submersible mounted to her water-sports platform.
The 73-metre superyacht New Horizon, one of the largest luxury yachts to be built in the U.S. in the 21st century, was delivered by Trinity in 2012. Once again, her naval architecture was designed in house, while Evan Marshall created her interior styling.
New superyacht construction in aluminium and steel, naval architecture, engineering, luxury yacht refits and marketing are among the core capabilities offered by Trinity Yachts.