Top 50 US-built yachts

Unbridled | 58.22m (191')

Built in 2009 ,United States of America

The owner of this expedition-capable vessel spent four-and-a-half years researching yards before settling for the Gulfport, Mississippi yard. With plans to use her to cruise the remote parts of the world, Unbridled features an enviable complement of water toys and a huge skylounge, among other globe-charting amenities.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2009
  • Length Overall: 58.22 m
  • Beam:10.4 m
  • Gross Tonnage803 t

Carpe Diem | 58.22m (191')

Built in 2011 ,United States of America

Named Carpe Diem, this all-aluminium trideck motor yacht has a length of 58.2m. ABS classed and MCA compliant, she has naval architecture and an exterior design by the in-house team, while her interior was styled by Carol WilliamsonCarpe Diem is an all-American yacht that oozes Hollywood glamour.

The layout accommodates 10 or 12 guests in a Master, a VIP, three doubles and a convertible fourth one. The general arrangement is conventional, but features nice touches like an unusual corridor in the middle of the main deck giving easy access to each side of the yacht, and a galley configured with a bar to welcome guests.

On the technical side, Carpe Diem is powered by twin Caterpillar 3516B Series II HD of 2,523kW each.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2011
  • Length Overall: 58.22 m
  • Beam:10.2 m
  • Gross Tonnage749 t

Pangaea | 58.22m (191')

Built in 1999 ,United States of America

Pangaea is an expedition yacht, originally built as Samantha Lin for an experienced US owner who then purchased another large expedition yacht, Big Roi (now Force Blue) that was built in Denmark. As a result, Samantha Lin was sold on, and was then resold to yet another American with baseball interests who renamed her Pangaea, the name of the primordial supercontinent that split to create America, Africa, and Europe. She has since been sold again and taken off the charter market. The current owner uses her to set fishing records around the world. She underwent a major refit in 2008 at Bay Ship & Yacht Co. in California, when her stern was lengthened by around 2.5 metres to incorporate a fishing platform.

  • Builder: Halter
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1999
  • Length Overall: 58.22 m
  • Beam:10.97 m
  • Gross Tonnage906 t

Hasabi II | 58.34m 191′5″

Built in 1950 ,United States of America

Hasabi II is unusual in that she was built in 1950, a time when very few large yachts were constructed following the post-war economic slump. Originally built as Danginn for the Texan oil millionaire Daniel K Ludwig, she was later acquired by the renowned Greek shipowner John Latsis for use by his daughter. She underwent a major refit in 2006 and was renamed Chrysalis. She now features a contemporary interior and is reportedly available for charter.

  • Builder: C Welding
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1950
  • Length Overall: 58.34 m
  • Beam:9.36 m
  • Gross Tonnage722 t

Imagine... | 58.83m (193')

Built in 2016 ,United States of America

Launched by Trinity Yachts in 2016, Imagine... is hull number T062 in the Gulfport-based yard's impressive fleet. The exterior styling for this tri-deck motor yacht was created by long-time collaborator Geoff Van Aller, while both the hull and superstructure were built from aluminium to AB classification. Power comes from a pair of 3,386hp Caterpillar 3516C engines and her total interior volume is believed to be in excess of 800GT.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2016
  • Length Overall: 58.83 m
  • Beam:9.85 m
  • Gross Tonnage838 t

Pearl | 59.41m 194′11″

Built in 1998 ,United States of America

Pearl is the largest yacht to emerge from the Palmer Johnson yard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She was launched as La Baronessa for a Singaporean owner and was renamed Frequency when acquired by a Turkish businessman with interests in cell phones. She later became Shubra II and was again renamed, this time becoming Pearl. Naval architecture is by  Sparkman & Stephens of New York and styling and interior design by Nuvolari-Lenard of Italy. She is rumoured to have sat for years while being tied up in court cases, but is happily renamed and back on the water.

  • Builder: Palmer Johnson
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1998
  • Length Overall: 59.4 m
  • Beam:10.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage987 t

Grand Rusalina | 59.74m (196')

Built in 2006 ,United States of America

Damaged by fire during her construction at Trinity Yachts in 2002 and subsequently rebuilt in Brisbane, Australia, Grand Rusalina (ex-Ulysses) is a solidly-constructed explorer-type yacht capable of traversing the world’s oceans with ease and in the greatest of comfort. She can accommodate 14 guests and is alleged to have a range of some 8,000nm.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2006
  • Length Overall: 59.6 m
  • Beam:10.97 m
  • Gross Tonnage962 t

Bacarella | 59.74m (196')

Built in 2009 ,United States of America

The first Trinity designed by the Bannenberg studio, Bacarella features four very large guest staterooms on her lower deck, and a full-beam main-deck master with a large his-and-hers en suite forward. Her 1,041 tons of displacement give Bacarella her vast interior volume which is offset by a dramatic interior palette of unusual materials and pale colors.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2009
  • Length Overall: 59.74 m
  • Beam:10.8 m
  • Gross Tonnage1052 t

Mia Elise II | 60.35m (198')

Built in 2012 ,United States of America

Built by Trinity YachtsMia Elise II is ABS classed and MCA compliant. She has a length of 60.35m with a relatively small draft of 2.4m allowing access to most of the harbours in the world.

Mia Elise II is designed by the yard’s in-house team and has an interior by Patrick Knowles. The full-beam upper deck houses a skylounge, an office, a VIP stateroom and the master suite forward with a private foredeck, meaning that owners will enjoy a panoramic view on the sea. Mia Elise II accommodates a total of 13 guests in a master, a VIP and five double cabins including four on the lower deck.

Deprived of her logical place, the wheelhouse is located forward on the main deck, slightly raised to offer more space for two levels of crew quarters below. Nine cabins can host 18 crew.

Mia Elise II is powered by twin Caterpillar 3516 engines of 3,385hp each and will reach a maximum speed of 19 knots and a range of 4,350 nautical miles at 10 knots.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2012
  • Length Overall: 60.4 m
  • Beam:9.75 m
  • Gross Tonnage916 t

SuRi | 63.40m (208')

Built in 1978 ,United States of America

After four and half months in the yard at Bay Ship & Yacht Co. in San Francisco SuRi emerged with 11 metres added to her mid-body. The sun deck benefitted from an extended al fresco dining area as well as an expanse of sunning and shade areas. The bridge and heli deck also benefited from the added length which allows for a larger lounge area.

An extended guest lounge has also been added to the existing lounge which can either be closed off in glass and fully climate controlled or opened right up for the indoor outdoor affect on those balmy south Pacific nights. Two full beam guest cabins have been installed on the mezzanine level in addition to the two existing cabins which have also been expanded. SuRi can now accommodate not only 12 guests but six guests’ staff in the guest cabins, along with 14 crew.

SuRi is featured in Refit 2013.

  • Builder: Halter
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1978
  • Length Overall: 63.4 m
  • Beam:11.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage1355 t

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