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Trinity Yachts LLC expands its services and announces the planned acquisition of International Yacht Collection
Friday, May 18, 2007: Trinity Yachts, LLC (Trinity) and International Yacht Collection (IYC) have announced today that they have signed a Letter of Intent for Trinity to acquire IYC. This acquisition will expand Trinity's capabilities and enable it to offer its clients the entire range of yachting services: new construction, repairs, brokerage, charter management, retail charter, yacht management, and crew placement. It is expected that the purchase should be completed by July 1, 2007.

Felix Sabates, Chairman of Trinity states "due to the high level of satisfaction with their new Trinity yachts, a number of our clients have expressed an interest in Trinity providing additional services to these owners and we are simply responding to their requests. Our goal is to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for an owner to purchase, operate and ultimately sell their Trinity yacht". Trinity recently signed a contract for hull number 54, a 164 foot, 24 knot yacht. At any given time there are a number of Trinity yachts available on the brokerage market. Mr Sabates continues, "we felt the quickest path to be able to offer these expanded services was by an acquisition of an existing firm with a reputation for excellence and IYC certainly meets these requirements."

Steve Hudson, President of IYC, comments, "I am proud of what my team has been able to accomplish over the past 8 years. IYC has grown significantly over those years, from one small brokerage office in Fort Lauderdale to 7 full service offices worldwide. The fact that Trinity, the leading US builder of superyachts, has chosen to acquire IYC is a testament to the hard work and efforts of everyone at IYC. The association with Trinity will be an immediate benefit to our employees as well as our worldwide client base." Mr. Hudson will be staying on as a liaison and consultant for the combined company. He adds, "as the yachting industry changes and more consolidation takes place, this was a natural fit for two well run and well respected companies to combine forces to lead the way for yachting in the future."

Trinity has recently worked with many of the world brokerage houses on signing contracts for the new construction of Trinity yachts. "Our plan is to continue our great relationship with the brokerage community, and we encourage their participation in new build contracts directly with Trinity Yachts. We will continue to work with the prospective client in whatever manner he or she feels most comfortable. If they have a broker they enjoy working with, we will be happy to continue with that relationship for the new construction of a Trinity Yacht. We also look forward to developing a closer relationship with IYC and its talented employees" commented John Dane, President of Trinity Yachts.

About Trinity Yachts: Trinity operates 2 new construction facilities, one in New Orleans, Louisiana and one in Gulfport, Mississippi and is capable of building custom superyachts over 300 feet. Trinity currently has 18 yachts under contract, 6 of which are being built for repeat clients. Trinity is ranked by Showboats International magazine as the number one builder of custom yachts in the US. www.trinityyachts.com.

About International Yacht Collection: IYC is a global, full service yachting company offering brokerage, retail charter, charter management, yacht management and crew placement from its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as offices in Monaco; Nassau, Bahamas; Newport, RI; Palm Beach; and Sint Maarten. www.iyc.com.
 

Trinity Yachts, LLC is a privately held corporation presently specializing in custom luxury superyachts of aluminum or steel up to 400 ft. (122 meters) in length. Trinity Yachts, LLC. is based in Gulfport, Mississippi and can be contacted by writing to: Trinity Yachts, LLC, 13085 Seaway Road, Gulfport, Ms 39503 USA attention: Felix S. Sabates, Jr., John Dane III or William S. Smith III or via telephone, telefax or facsimile as listed below:

  William S. Smith III Felix S. Sabates, Jr. John Dane III
Telephone: (228) 276-1054 (704) 557-2240 (228) 276-1030
Cell: (504) 723-8089 (704) 905-4640 (228) 861-8064
Telefax: (228) 276-1001 (704) 557-2241 (228) 276-1001
Email: wssmith3@trinityyachts.com fssabates@carolina.rr.com jdane3@trinityyachts.com
       
YACHTS ON ORDER…
Length Hull Type Launch Date Name
164 ft. (50m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2007 MINE GAMES
161 ft. (49m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2007 MUSTANG SALLY
162 ft. (49.4m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2007 LADY MICHELLE
164 ft. (49.9m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2007 NORWEGIAN QUEEN II
162 ft. (49.4m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2008 ANJILIS
191 ft. (56.39m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2008 UNBRIDLED
179 ft. (54.56m) Steel Hull & Alum. Tri-Deck 2008 CORRIE LYNN
135 ft. (41.2m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2008 BIG CITY
122 ft. (37.2) Aluminum Sport Fish 2008 MARY P
135 ft. (41.15m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2008 MARSHA KAY
183 ft. (55.8m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2008 MUSTANG SALLY
163 ft. (49.6m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2009 WHEELS
186 ft. (56.7m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2009 CARPE DIEM
142 ft. (43.3m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2009 BIG ZIP
161 ft. (49m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2009 BLIND DATE
186 ft. (56.7m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2009 LADY LINDA
186 ft. (56.7m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2009 MINE GAMES
242.72 ft. (74m) Steel Hull & Alum. Tri-Deck 2010 NEW HORIZON
Unless stated otherwise, all of the yachts currently under construction will be
ABS classed and MCA compliant.