Best Of The Best 2006: Born In The U.S.A.

  • Michael Schulze

With its 180-foot Mia Elise, New Orleans–based Trinity Yachts has fired a shot across the bow of the European builders who traditionally have dominated the market for oceangoing luxury yachts. The fifth Trinity boat to carry the name Mia Elise for the same client, it has the largest full-displacement steel hull built in North America over the past 70 years.

The yacht, which has been fitted with an aluminum superstructure, has a beam of 33 feet and interior dimensions that allow for an expansive design by Dee Robinson. An elevator and numerous exterior and interior stairways provide convenient access to each of the boat’s five levels.

The yacht can accommodate as many as 12 guests in six staterooms and 14 crew members in seven cabins. The guest quarters include a full-beam master suite, a full-beam VIP suite, three staterooms with king-size beds, and one double. The yacht affords sweeping views from every level, and it has large dining tables on the main deck and sundeck. The owner commissioned Mia Elise with the intention of chartering it; prices start at about $325,000 per week.

Trinity Yachts
228.276.1000
www.trinityyachts.com

Read Next Article >>
Photo by Emilio Bianchi
The ship’s interiors were conceived by the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat…
Photo by Jeff Brown
The 141-foot yacht uses both diesel and electric motors…
Marc Paris
Designed for traveling to far-flung destinations, Perini Navi’s Exuma is doing just that this year...
Alberto Cocchi
At the annual boat show in Cannes last September, the 64-foot Dominator 640 won two World Yacht...
Image courtesy of Jan Petter Lehne
Thanks to an abundance of exterior space, the Canados 108 feels much larger than 108 feet...
The 476-foot concept is equipped with nearly every amenity imaginable…
The new submersible is the company’s most compact model yet…
The 590-foot gigayacht leaves the shipyard approximately a year after launch.
Interior highlights include a marble-topped sushi bar and a nearly 2,500-square-foot wellness deck…
Or cruise around New England this summer in the stunning Mangusta-built yacht…