U.S. Built Megayacht
We enjoy reading about U.S. based yacht builders that are doing well, especially as U.S. builders continue to compete with foreign builders who, in recent years, have taken marketshare.
Kudos to Trinity Yachts for delivering an exceptional custom yacht. We hope to see it soon on the water!
Yachting.com article on Finish Line, the newest custom build from Trinity Yachts
“Mississippi-based Trinity Yachts has delivered the 120-foot megayacht Finish Line to her American owner, a racecar enthusiast who hopes the yacht’s design and performance will inspire others to build in the United States.
Finish Line has a top speed of more than 23 knots and a range of 3,670 nautical miles, driven by a pair of 2,600-hp MTU 16V2000M94s. Her draft was kept to 5 feet, 6 inches so that the owner could access shallow cruising grounds in the Bahamas as well as ports such as Daytona Beach, Florida, where the Daytona 500 race is held each February.
Eight guests are accommodated in four staterooms, all on the bottom deck. The owner’s suite spans the full beam of the yacht just abaft amidships.
On the main deck, where many owners choose to place the master suite, Finish Line instead has a spacious, country kitchen-style galley with informal dining for eight, along with a few stools at the chef’s prep area for chatting while dinner is being prepared.”
“Finish Line has been a deeply gratifying build for us,” John Dane, president of Trinity Yachts, stated in a press release. “Her owner, truly an American patriot, built the yacht here in the U.S. both to realize the benefits of American craftsmen — whose skills are unsurpassed — and to create jobs. Over the life of the yacht, additional skilled laborer jobs will be created and will perpetuate the economic value that all yachts bring local communities.”