TRINITY YACHTS – Operating Since 1988

Yacht Bible 0 Comments August 25, 2022

Trinity Yacht was founded in 1988 and was a leading luxury yacht building company based on the US Gulf Coast.

With operating shipyards in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Gulfport, the shipbuilder produced American luxury motor yachts from aluminum and steel.

The company was bought out by Harvey Gulf International Marine, a New Orleans-based marine transport firm, in 2015. The company specializes in the offshore supply and support vessels. 

Yacht builderTrinity Yachts
FounderJohn Dane III
Founded1988
HeadquartersNew Orleans
CEOShane and Shawn Guidry (Harvey Gulf)
Employees235 employees
Turnover$49 Million
Operational areasInternational
ProductsLuxury superyachts

TRINITY YACHTS – A HISTORY

The roots of Trinity Yachts lie in the commercial and military shipyard Harvey Marine in New Orleans. In the 1970s, John Dane III, an Olympic sailor, went to work for Harvey Marine.

He later founded Trinity Yachts in 1988 to expand the shipyard’s operations into the luxury superyacht industry. 

Trinity was acquired by Dane in 2000, along with his partners Billy Sith and Felix Sabates, who was the owner of Victory Lane Enterprises.

After the merger with Victory Lane, the company began developing and designing superyachts with a futuristic and forward-thinking outlook, laying down the success for Trinity.

The shipyard was wildly successful and attracted many owners from around the world, largely thanks to Sabate’s influence. 

The yard debuted its first model named the 150’ Trideck M/Y Magic in 2001 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which was applauded by the industry.

The success inspired the launch of another model a year later, the M/Y Marsha Key. After the success of the models, Trinity focussed on private orders from clients, offering a fully custom yacht tailored to their owner’s tastes.

The company became well known for always offering a professional approach and top quality contractions.

Hurricane Katrine wreaked havoc on the New Orleans-based shipyard, which led to the opening of the Gulfport facility in 2005. Despite the devastation from the hurricane, and the economic downturn of 2008, Trinity Yachts continued and thrived. 

In 2015, Harvey Gulf International Marine acquired Trinity Yachts. The company also acquired Trinity Yachts’ sister company, TY Offshore. TY Offshore develops and builds vessels for the offshore energy sector.

TRINITY YACHTS – NOTABLE LAUNCHES

Trinity produced several notable yachts throughout its lifetime such as the 58-meter UNBRIDLED yacht launched in 2009.

In 2007, MINE GAMES was delivered from the shipyard. The 50m superyacht was built with both an aluminum hull and superstructure.

Trinity’s in-house naval architecture team developed the yacht’s naval architecture, featuring elegant interior designs from Patrick Knowles. The yacht also featured a personal submersible mounted to her water sports platform.

NEW HORIZON, a 73m superyacht, was launched from Trinity. At the time, it was one of the largest luxury yachts built in the US and was delivered in 2012. She featured naval architecture from the in-house team, and Evan Marshall designed her interior styling.