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Second semi-complete 51m Trinity hull to go under the hammer

17 March 2023• Written by Katia Damborsky

A second semi-complete 51-metre Trinity hull is set to sell in an online auction listed by Mike Joyce of US-based Boathouse Auctions. Lying in Gulfport, Mississippi, the all-aluminium superyacht is selling with a reserve price of $600,000 and bidding will open on April 21, 2023. 

It comes after the first semi-finished Trinity hull went under the hammer in November, fetching an undisclosed amount following interest from 32 qualified buyers including "strong interest" from shipyards in Turkey and Greece.

The package includes generators and other technical components

Construction of the yacht, which is known as Trinity T-052, is around 20 per cent complete. The hull forms a part of Trinity's 168’  Tri-Deck series, which features a six-cabin layout, top speed of 18.7 knots and shallow draft of 2.3-metres that is optimal for cruising in the Bahamas and other shoal water regions. Gross tonnage is contained within an easy-to-handle sub-500GT package and the Trinity yacht has been constructed to ABS standards so far. 

Generators and other technical equipment are included as part of the auction package. In February 2023, a detailed survey of the vessel was carried out by independent contractors who concluded that "the yacht is ready to go back into production and there are no issues with the aluminium". 

A representative from Boathouse Auctions said: "One of the concerns people have when taking over any yacht project like this that has been shut down for years is who do I get to help me get the yacht finished including design work and the actual construction? We have the right answers and we have the right people — designers, engineers, and project managers."

They added: "You’ll be glad to know that the original team that designed this particular yacht and the other Trinity [models] is available to help complete the remaining drawings if you want to change the design".

One of the yachts in the Trinity 164 series

There are nine Trinity 164 models on the water today. In February 2022, the 2007-built Amarula Sun was sold with a last known asking price of $18,900,000. She underwent a substantial refit to remove her striking red crimson hull design and now goes by TCB, chartering from around $200,000 per week plus expenses. 

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