Trinity Yachts Signs Contract To Build 192 ft. Yacht
Trinity Yachts, Inc. will build for a New Zealand client a 192 ft. global explorer yacht to be delivered in the fall of 2001. This yacht will be the first of Trinity Yachts Explorer Series and features large capacities for fuel, water, provisions and tenders in order to allow cruising for extended periods of time in remote areas of the South Pacific. The vessel, the largest contracted to date, will be the fourth of the New Class of Global Explorer yachts designed and marketed by Trinity Yachts, Inc. The new Ulysses will be constructed and finished to a very high standard with classification to Lloyds 100A1 LMC for private yachts. Main engines will be twin Caterpillar 3512B rated at 1,500 hp each at 1,600 rpm for a cruise speed of 15 knots with a range of 8,000 miles at 12 knots.
Shipbuilding Company Returns to New Orleans
United States Marine Inc., a shipbuilding company that moved its headquarters to Gulfport, Miss. after Hurricane Katrina, has returned to the New Orleans. In November 2007, the company leased space along the Industrial Canal in New Orleans from Trinity Yachts Inc. The company now is using the New Orleans yard to construct a line of military vessels bound for the Middle East nation of Bahrain. United States Marine's headquarters will remain in Mississippi while its new Industrial Canal space will serve as a second location. The company shares Trinity's equipment and work force, which it is using to complete a $22m contract with the U.S. Navy to build two vessels that will ultimately be used by Bahrain.