Broker sells four yachts in three months
Former big boat captain turned superyacht broker, Mark Elliott, sold four brokerage vessels during the first quarter of 2019, closing for $48 million. Three of the boats moved in March.Deals closed on M/Y Bella Una, a 127-foot Burger, as well as Christensen’s 164-foot M/Y Three Forks,124-foot M/Y Carte Blanche by Trinity, and 157-foot M/Y Carolina, a classic Feadship.The strong economy and consumer spending confidence demonstrate the yacht market has definitely bounced back. A veteran 20-year broker with IYC…
Forecast: Pretty Palm Beach Boat Show
The 34th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 28 - 31, 2019, is one of the top five boat shows in the country. Situated on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island, this is the last major international show of the season, attended by serious shoppers and key brokers and builders ready to make deals.With beautiful spring weather, Palm Beach is fast becoming everyone’s favorite, must-attend event, with some opting to skip the two February boats shows in Miami this year.
Whirlwind of change: Where’s Trinity Yachts' crew today?
Four key players of the disbanded Trinity Yachts, once the world’s sixth largest custom yacht builder, are working in new roles in yachting since the company’s break-up about four years ago.Billy Smith, Geoffrey van Aller, Jim Berulis and Phil Nuss rolled with the punches, just as they did when this author interviewed them at Trinity’s Cinco de Mayo crayfish boil celebrating their new Gulfport facility in Mississippi in May, 2006. In a region suffering after Hurricane Katrina toppled the Gulf Coast and sank New Orleans on August 29…
Setzer Joins Hatteras Yachts
Hatteras Yachts has announced that well-known designer and naval architect Ward Setzer of Setzer Yacht Architects has joined its executive staff as Chief Product Officer.In this role, Setzer will be responsible for establishing new product direction and lead the Hatteras Yachts design and engineering teams in the development of new yacht models and the refinement of existing products while enriching the entire design/build process for customers and dealers alike.Setzer began his career in 1984 in Palm Beach…
Polyflake Coatings Protect Against Chemical, Mechanical and Galvanic Corrosion
After several Trinity megayachts experienced degradation of aluminum materials in the sea chest and exhaust piping, Capt. Dirk Sachse looked for a new solution versus cutting out the exhaust and replacing.“There were various theories out there, including galvanic corrosion” said Capt. Sachse, master of M/Y Themis, a 156-Trinity.“We did our own metallurgical tests and it was all 5083, 5086 good quality pipe, just as specified on the drawings. It was verified good stuff, but prone to breaking down under a certain temperature.”Capt.
Gulf Coast Shipyard Delivers MY Imagine
Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG) has delivered the Motor Yacht Imagine. The M.Y. Imagine, a Trinity built yacht, is a 193’x 32’x 14’6” custom designed semi-displacement aluminum hull and superstructure vessel that was constructed in GCSG’s yard located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The vessel meets the highest quality yacht standards in the world. It was designed by GCSG and is ABS classed for commercial yachting service. M.Y. Imagine is designed to accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 14 including a captain.
New STS900 Chiller Delivered to Trinity Yachts
Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, has signed an agreement with Trinity Yachts, LLC to provide the high-capacity Dometic STS900 chiller for Trinity’s TO62 vessel, a 194-foot superyacht. The new STS900 is a chiller for yachts up to 200 feet, providing 75 tons of cooling capacity and 75 kilowatts of heat. It offers advanced features to adjust to extreme seawater temperatures, regulate water flow through the system, reduce stress on the boat generator, simplify maintenance and ensure optimal operation.
MY Falcon Installs MPM
U.K.-based Marine Software Ltd have recently delivered MPM - Marine Planned Maintenance to the MY Falcon, a 164ft Tri-Deck Motor Yacht currently operating in UAE. Built at Trinity Yachts LLC, USA and delivered in 2011, this ABS classed vessel is GT 491 and has unrestricted service as a pleasure yacht. This contract was organised through Dubai based partners Sicil Marine Ship Management & Operation, as they were commissioned by yacht owner in providing a fully configured Planned Maintenance database specific for vessels equipment, to include local network installation and crew training.
U.S. Superyacht Association Announces 2013-14 Directors
The U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) announced the 2013-2014 Board of Directors elected in October 2013. John J. Mann, III (Bluewater Books and Charts) will continue his role as Chairman. Ami Ira, Crew Unlimited / C.U. “The USSA has been very fortunate to have strong board members dedicated to helping grow the organization,” said John Mann, USSA Chairman. “By continually bringing in new representatives at the board level, we are able to draw on their energy, ideas and skills.
Trinity Yachts Deliver Superyacht 'Finish Line'
Trinity Yachts deliver to its American owner 'Finish Line', a custom designed 120’ (36.7m) raised pilothouse superyacht with aluminum hull and superstructure. With unusual speed for her size, Finish Line’s sleek naval architecture and styling enable her to run in excess of 23 knots with a range over 3,600 nautical miles. With her normal cruising grounds being the East Coast of the United States as well as the Bahamas, the yacht’s draft has been specifically designed to be 5’6” (1.7m) in half-load condition.
Latest IYC Superyacht Listing
International Yacht Collection's (IYC) Mark Elliott has signed up the superyacht ENCORE as a new central listing for the yacht brokers. ENCORE is a custom Trinity Yacht throughout. Built with Trinity’s unique capabilities to meet owner criteria through the synergy of in-house naval architecture and design prowess and a beautifully appointed interior by Dee Robinson, IYC say that the ENCORE represents exceptional value. IYC add that ENCORE’s salon is unmatched for light and a feel for the sea with panoramic windows and a view enhanced by warm cherry wood panels.
TY and Trinity Form Gulf Coast Shipyard Group
TY Offshore, Llc. and Trinity Yachts, Llc. announced the formation of the Gulf Coast Shipyard Group along with its new investment partner, Littlejohn & Co., a multi-billion dollar private equity firm based in Greenwich, Conn. Gulf Coast Shipyard Group will own and operate two major Gulf Coast based shipyards engaged in the new construction of commercial, military and luxury yachts. The Company will also operate International Yacht Collection (IYC), a wholly owned yacht brokerage unit. Management is enthusiastic about its partnership with Littlejohn…
IYC’s Mark Elliott Signs Blind Date
IYC has announced that Mark Elliott has signed Blind Date as a new central listing. US cell 305 794 1167; office 954 522 2323o Location: St. Blind Date is a quintessential custom Trinity aluminum superyacht fitted with twin 2,250 Hp Caterpillar engines and shewill cruise at more than 17 knots. Her contemporary interior is by award-winning USA designer Patrick Knowles. Blind Date’s modern and sophisticated look works perfectly for her new owner’s personalization with choice of artwork, sculptures and decorative appointments.
Two Named 2012 IYC Yacht, Charter Brokers of the Year
International Yacht Collection (IYC) is pleased to announce that Mark Elliott and Barbara Stork Landeweer are the company’s 2012 Yacht and Charter Brokers of Year respectively. Based on their extraordinary contributions to their clients and IYC, both helped families and friends enjoy ownership and destination travel and facilitated IYC’s hold on market share in the global superyacht economy. Notably, this is Barbara’s second consecutive year as IYC Charter Broker of the Year and Mark’s sixth time being so honored. “I congratulate Barbara and Mark on their exceptional performance during 2012,” says Bob Saxon, IYC President.
64’ (49.9m) Tsumat Delivered by Trinity Yachts
Trinity Yachts is pleased to announce the delivery of Tsumat—a 164’ (49.9m) Tri-Deck custom built superyacht with aluminum hull and superstructure—to her owner, a repeat Trinity customer whose family has enjoyed yachting for many years. Representing quintessential Trinity Yachts design, naval architecture and exterior styling and a breathtaking interior design developed by Ramon Alonso of Loguer Design and J.C. Espinosa of Espinosa, Inc. Tsumat embodies state-of-the-art engineering and yacht building technologies with interior simplicity, contrast, warmth, consistency and comfort.
Charter Yacht 'Zoom Zoom Zoom' Sold
International Yacht Connection IYC sells the Trinity yacht to Gilman Yachts but it will remain in IYC's charter fleet. Zoom Zoom Zoom is an MCA compliant aluminum tri-deck motoryacht. At the time she was delivered she was the fastest yacht of her size (she can run effortlessly at 23 knots); she still out performs yachts currently entering the market. Zoom Zoom Zoom has a rich history having been awarded the Best Boat of 2005 by Showboats International and Winner of the Best Semi-Displacement Motoryacht 40m+ Award at the Showboats Awards in 2006.
Trinity Yachts: Hurricane Isaac Update
Both Yards and All Employees Doing Fine. The New Orleans yard was hit by a Category 1 hurricane while the Gulfport yard was hit by a tropical storm with 9’ of storm surge. There was no damage to the Gulfport yard or to any of the yachts and other vessels under construction. The yard will return to work tomorrow, August 31. The New Orleans yard did take a direct hit but the recently completed floodgates protecting the city of New Orleans did their job protecting the city. Despite a storm surge of 11’…
John Dane III Leaves His Mark
“The 2008 financial crash slowed the luxury business, and the new class warfare coming out of Washington has made owning a large yacht out of favor. In the more than two years since its founding, Mississippi-based TY Offshore, the former Trinity Offshore, has invested in a new yard in Gulfport and repaired its storm-damaged New Orleans holdings. The company has doubled its capacity and racked up new orders, president and CEO John Dane III said. TY Offshore designs and builds offshore barges, tugs, oilfield-support vessels and spill-response and patrol vessels. The company's new name, adopted in late June, should make business simpler.