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First launch of a 180 Foot steel full displacement hull since 1935 in the United States

New Orleans, Louisiana - March 17, 2005 - Trinity Yachts, LLC announced it has launched the 180 ft. (55m) tri-deck motoryacht with a full displacement steel hull.

In 70 years there has not been such a large steel full displacement yacht launched like the MIA ELISE in the United States.

Designed and built by Trinity Yachts, this stunning motor yacht truly incorporates the style, elegance and performance envisioned by the owner. MIA ELISE was launched at the New Orleans shipyard in February 2005.

According to Felix S. Sabates, Jr., Chairman, "It was an exciting and proud moment for the Trinity personnel ushering in a new era of American yacht building. Yacht owners around the world now have a viable, American made, world class alternative to the finest European builds in full-displacement steel hull motoryachts."

Sabates added, "Not only do owners benefit from the present exchange rate by building in America, but there are no language barriers and logistically Trinity is much more accessible than many shipyards in Europe. We at Trinity, also have a proven track record of building, combining the skill and tradition in a shipyard with over 6 decades of experience, along with the latest technology in control, navigation and communications."

This 180 ft. x 33 ft. (55m x 10m) motoryacht is the first of the Trinity displacement series and is powered by two (2) Caterpillar 3512 B rated marine engines at 1650 hp each at 1600 rpm and encased in a sound proof engine room. The yacht will be capable of a maximum speed of 15 knots at trial load and a cruise of 14 knots. MIA ELISE will carry approximately 27,450 gallons (104,000L) of fuel giving her transatlantic capability and has a fresh water capacity of approximately 6,300 gallons (23,800L). She is capable of helicopter operations in the "touch and go" mode for arriving/departing guests or medical evacuations.

MIA ELISE can accommodate an Owner's party of twelve (12) in six spaciously planned staterooms with en suite baths exquisitely finished in mahogany.

Each of the guests' staterooms are located below deck. There are three staterooms with king size berths, one with twin berths and a full beam VIP cabin with his/her bath. There is also a passenger elevator servicing four (4) decks.

The full beam Owners' suite, accessible through the owners private office, is located forward on the main deck and is complete with his/her closets. There is an elegant sitting area and a luxurious ensuite bath that includes a whirlpool tub and large marble shower.

While dining on board, the Owner can choose the elegance of the enclosed dining room or an alfresco experience on either the air-conditioned aft exterior main deck or the aft exterior pilothouse deck. The full beam sky lounge will allow the Owners to entertain their guests in either a formal or casual atmosphere.

A crew of twelve (12) to fourteen (14) can operate efficiently and comfortably due to the design and finish of the crew accommodations on board. Forward of the guest accommodations below deck are five (5) crew cabins, each with its own bath and shower.

This area has a large crew lounge with full entertainment facilities. A second crew lounge located below deck, is accessible from the first through a stairway. Forward of the second crew lounge, there is a large laundry area and going aft through a passageway complete with watertight doors, an additional walk-in cooler/freezer and garbage storage freezer. The passageway runs the entire length of the yacht and allows the crew to maneuver anywhere within the yacht including the auxiliary machinery room, without going outside and is a great benefit during inclement weather.

Aft of the engine room is the Engineer's quarters with its double berth and bath with shower. The captain's stateroom is located aft of the pilothouse and includes a queen berth and a full bath with shower.

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
Trinity Yachts, LLC has under construction the following yachts:
Length Hull Type Launch Date Name
157 ft. (47.85m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2005 ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM
157 ft. (47.85m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2005 LADY LINDA
156 ft. (47.55m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2005 LADY FLORENCE
161 ft. (49m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2006 WHEELS
161 ft. (49m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2006 IMAGINE
161 ft. (49m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2007 (NO NAME)
157 ft. (47.85m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2006 LADY MICHELLE
185 ft. (56.39m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2007 LEGACY
180 ft. (55m) Steel Tri-Deck 2007 (NO NAME)
196 ft. (59.7) Steel Tri-Deck 2008 ATTITUDE
164 ft. (49.9m) Aluminum Tri-Deck 2007 NORWEGIAN QUEEN
198 ft. (60.35m) Steel Tri-Deck 2008 (NO NAME)
All of the yachts currently under construction will be ABS classed and MCA compliant.