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87: New Horizon

Trinity Yachts set out to build private yachts a mere 14 years ago in its hometown of New Orleans and opened a second shipyard in nearby Mississippi in 2005 to meet the demand. While at first Trinity’s founding partners set out to fill a niche by building yachts in the 150-foot or so range, the shipyard has since built a number of much larger yachts, many in all aluminum and more recently in steel and with aluminum superstructure.

New Horizon

LENGTH: 242ft. (74m)
YEAR: 2012

Trinity Yachts, expanding on a long history of commercial shipbuilding in its hometown of New Orleans, delivered its first private yacht in the early 1990s. In 1995, the shipyard’s partners set out to fill a niche by building in the United States custom yachts in the 150-foot range, but it did not take long before Trinity Yachts attracted orders for much larger yachts. In 2005, Trinity launched its first stull-heeled vessel–the 180-foot Mia Elise. That same year Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, prompting Trinity to expand to an established shipyard in nearby Gulfport, Miss. Five years later, Trinity delivered the 196-foot steel-hulled Bacarella, for a short time the yard’s flagship. But in late 2011, a much larger yacht with the project name New Horizon was launched in Gulfport. RJC Yacht Sales & Charters’ owner Robert Cury was happy to mark the occasion, having worked closely with the yacht’s owner on this project. The impressive 242-foot steel-hulled yacht should start cruising the world’s oceans soon. She certainly has the ability. At 13 knots, her twin Caterpillar engines and 64,000-gallon fuel capacity will give her a range of about 6,000 nautical miles. Evan K. Marshall has designed the yacht’s interior, which for now remains under wraps.


Click here to read an article on Trinity Yachts from our July-August 2009 issue.

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