to Felix Sabates, Chairman, "This is a very proud
and exciting time for us, despite the recent hurricane
that slightly damaged our New Orleans yard, our plans
of expansion for 2005 are still on track as originally
Dane III, President and CEO stated, "With the purchase
of this second facility, our capacity has more than
doubled and will enable us to meet the demands of our
customers to reduce the delivery time as well as increase
capacity. Our New Orleans yard will be the center of
an expanded Repair & Refit focus while still remaining
very much a part of the new build process and enabling
us to provide an all round better service for our clients."
spectacular modern shipyard based in Gulfport, MS.,
as shown in the attached photo, has over 9 acres/3.6
hectares (392,040 sq. ft./119,493 sq. m) of covered
building area situated on approximately 50 acres/20.5
hectares of land. This new facility combined with the
existing 10 acres/4 hectares (435,600 sq. ft./132,770
sq. m) of covered buildings on 38 acres/15.5 hectares
at the New Orleans yard, provides Trinity Yachts with
a very large capacity to create up to 8-10 megayachts
annually for the yachting industry and the capability
to build up to 400 ft. (122 m) in length. The main construction
building has a height of 90 ft. (27.43m) allowing Trinity
to build five (5) deck yachts.
to the damages caused by Hurricane Katrina in the New
Orleans and Gulf Coast areas, expansion plans are underway
for the Gulfport facility to provide 100 housing units
for displaced employees or sub-contractors.
added, "We have always felt the combination of
New Orleans, LA and Gulfport, MS has such an advantage
over the rest of the country because of its location.
There is a long tradition of ship building here and
therefore a great labor pool of very talented craftsman.
At its peak, this facility employed over 700 shipbuilders.
Also the geographical location makes it very easy for
communications, transportation (via rail, road and water)
and most importantly for our clients to access with
an International airport only 10 minutes away."
2005, Trinity yachts has begun to set several benchmarks
being the first United States Superyacht builder to
launch a steel displacement yacht of a size not seen
in over 70 years with the M.Y. MIA ELISE.
with the launch in June of M.Y. ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM as Trinity's
fastest semi displacement yacht under conventional power
using for the first time the two (2) Caterpillar 3516B
HD. rated marine engines creating a powerful 3,384 bhp
Sabates concluded, "Now with the increased capacity
to build larger and faster luxury custom superyachts,
despite hurricane Katrina's fury, it seems there is
no stopping Trinity Yachts."