TRINITY Yachts • Yacht Builders • USA

Trinity Yachts Gulfport
Legal Name:Trinity Yachts LLC
Founder:John Dane III
Founded in:1988
HeadquartersGulfport, MS
United States
CEO:Shane Guidry
Parent Company:Harvey Gulf Shipyard
Employees:> 100
Turnover:> $ 10 million

Trinity is a famous USA based superyacht builderTrinity specializes in custom build yachts, built from aluminum. Trinity has built more than 25% of all yachts built in America.


Trinity was founded in 1988 by Billy Smith and John Dane. It was then part of the Halter Marine Group. In 2000 Trinity was sold to Smith, Dane, and Felix Sabates.

At that time Sabates was the owner of the Trinity yacht Big Easy. Bill Smith also owned a Trinity yacht, a 35 meter (114ft) motor yacht named Leda. In 2013 Trinity was sold to private equity investor Littlejohn & Co and in 2015 Trinity was sold again to Harvey Gulf International.  

But that same year Harvey Gulf put the New Orleans yard, the Trinity name, and all designs for sale at an asking price of about $30 million.

Harvey Gulf International

Harvey Gulf International Marine, s a marine transportation company that specializes in providing Offshore Supply and Multi-Purpose Support Vessels for deepwater operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Harvey Gulf is owned by Shane J. Guidry.

Iconic Yachts

Well known yachts built by Trinity are the 74 meters (243 ft) Cocoa Bean, built for Ali Ghandour, and the 60 meter Mia Elise II owned by car dealer Terry Taylor.

Mia Elise was built at Areti for Russian born and USA based billionaire Igor Makarov. The 50 meter Trinity Norwegian Queen was built in 2008 for Lynn Insurance Group owner Christine Lynn (who was born in Norway).

Trinity’s latest launch is the 59 meter (193 ft) yacht Imagine, which was delivered in 2016.  The yacht Imagine is owned by billionaire Sergey Godin, founder of the Canadian tech firm CGI Group.

Current Order Portfolio

We are not aware of any projects currently under construction. It seems that Trinity’s operations have come to a halt. If you know more about the current situation at Trinity Yachts, please do send us a message so we can update this profile.

Contact Details

13085 Seaway Rd,


MS 39503,


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The Largest Trinity Yachts
NameLength (meters)VolumeYearOwner
Cocoa Bean741,5902014ALi Ghandour
Mia Elise609162021Terry Tayor
Bacarella601,3362009Charles Chan Kwok-keung
Grand Rusalina609662006Rustem Teregulov
Imagine598382016Sergey Godin
Unbridled588032009William Wrigley
Carpe Diem587492011Perry Weitz
Skyfall587802010John Staluppi
Liberty577822012Unknown Owner
Mustique558602005Igor Kolomoisky


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