Centrally located on the Gulf Coast of The United States, Trinity Yachts, LLC. has gained recognition as one of the world's elite builders of custom superyachts in the United States. Trinity Yachts was recently purchased by John Dane, former CEO of Halter Marine Inc., Felix Sabates and Billy Smith from Friede Goldman Halter and continues the proud tradition of high quality craftsmanship, state of the art construction and engineering techniques acquired from many years of experience with thousands of boats and ships designed and built by other Halter divisions as well as technology transfers from Halter's ultra fast, ultra quiet military vessels.
In 1995, Trinity Yachts entered into a joint venture with Victory Lane Enterprises owned by Felix and Carolyn Sabates. Together, Trinity Yachts and Victory Lane Enterprises set out on a mission: To design, engineer and build a new series of motoryachts to lead all others into the next millennium. This series of yachts would offer its owners beautiful exterior styling, spacious interiors, efficient sound reduction systems and powerful performance capabilities. Their speed, seaworthiness and unmistakable stamp of quality workmanship would characterize these yachts.
Trinity Yachts is well positioned and committed to accomplish this mission. The combination of Felix and Carolyn Sabates' experience in the Luxury Yacht market gained from delivering over 25 yachts in excess of 100 feet in the past few years, together with Trinity has brought all the elements necessary for the construction of a world-class superyacht. Housed within one facility at Trinity are Naval Architects, Marine Engineers, Estimators, Purchasers, Production Control Mangers, Program Managers, production personnel and administration. This facility is situated on 38 acres of waterfront property. This facility includes 200,000 square feet of fabrication area and 84,000 square feet of outfitting area, all under roof. Trinity is able to design, engineer, construct and deliver true custom yachts to specific customer requirements all at one facility, year round.
During the 1997 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Trinity and Victory Lane debuted the first of their Legend Series Motoryachts - the 150' TriDeck M/Y MAGIC (ex-NOBLE HOUSE). Her reception was overwhelming, and she still receives admiration from knowledgeable yachtsmen wherever she travels around the world. In April 1998, the second of the series was delivered - the 118' Raised Pilothouse M/Y MARSHA KAY - set new standards of the popular Raised Pilothouse style motoryacht. Trinity Yachts, LLC. continues to impress crowds each year at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show with their new builds such as the 156' motoryacht THEMIS, the 118' raised bridge motoryacht CHEVY TOY, the 126' sportfishing motoryacht MARLENA and the 184' Global Explorer Yacht PANJAEA (ex-DREAM).
All yachts have accomplished the mission first undertaken by Trinity Yachts, LLC. and Victory Lane Enterprises. While the yachting world waits for future Trinity yachts to be launched, company personnel from both Trinity and Victory Lane are constantly evaluating and researching new technology and improved construction methods which will take these yachts forward into the next millennium.