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In a time of economic uncertainty elsewhere, Trinity Yacht's growth and investment in New Orleans continues as they christen the second largest Sportfish superyacht in the worlds

New Orleans, Louisiana - March 21, 2008 - Trinity Yachts, L.L.C. announced the launching and christening of the 122 ft. (37.2m), 24 ft. (7.3m) beam, aluminum sportfishing yacht, the MARY P. She is the first hull built and launched from the New Orleans shipyard, since the post-Katrina reopening on July 5, 2006.

Today with over 1 million square feet of indoor building space between the New Orleans and Gulfport yards, Trinity has doubled in size since Katrina. While the New Orleans shipyard was devastated by Katrina and was under several feet of water, there was no question that Trinity would return with an even bigger commitment from its owners and with a massive effort and investment in its recovery.

John Dane III, President and a native of New Orleans said, "We are all very excited to be back in New Orleans, a city that has a great future. I am very confident in our decision to resume and grow the New Orleans facility along with our other shipyard at Gulfport, MS." Dane continued, "Although originally setting up the infrastructure in New Orleans was challenging, we had a lot of loyal employees return, for which we are very thankful."

According to William "Billy" Smith III, Vice President, "This is a very proud moment for everyone involved in building these great yachts. Since Katrina, there has been a lot of hard work and hundreds of thousands of hours invested in these yachts, but it is also an investment into a wonderful city with a rich history as we continue to expand and add additional employees."

Trinity has several exciting years ahead of it, with 24 superyachts under contract, of which seven are presently being built at the New Orleans yard. As the largest custom luxury superyacht builder in the United States and the third largest in the world, Trinity's growth is unprecedented in the industry. Today they are looking to hire between 200 to 400 more employees, such as welders, pipefitters, carpenters and engineers. In a time of economic uncertainty elsewhere, Trinity knows no boundaries and continues to add to its nearly 4 year orderbook and enhance its reputation by delivering the finest custom superyachts in the world.

Centrally located on the Gulf Coast of the United States, Trinity Yachts has earned its place as one of the world's elite builders of custom superyachts with an emphasis on European quality, while building in both steel and aluminum.

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   (228) 861-8064
Facsimile: (228) 276-1001 (704) 557-2241 (228) 276-1001
Unless stated otherwise, all of the yachts currently under construction will be
ABS classed and MCA compliant.
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