Former American ambassador to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson II once said that “patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” I would guess that the owner who recently contracted for the Trinity 120 understands what Stevenson meant, since he is on the record as specifically choosing an American yard to build his yacht in the hopes that it inspires other yachtsmen to do the same, thereby adding some spark to the U.S. boating industry.
From initial reports, it does not seem like his virtue will go unrewarded. The 120 looks to be a fine vessel with all the characteristics of a top-notch launch. First and foremost, the 120 will have a striking and contemporary look to her, thanks to the lines provided by exterior designer Geoff van Aller. Secondly, she should have performance features to match those looks, to the tune of a brisk 24-knot top speed, and a 2,500-mile range at 10 knots according to the builder. These numbers come courtesy of two, not-to-be-trifled-with, 2,600-horsepower MTU 16V 2000s housed in the engine room, plus a 9,500-gallon fuel capacity.
The accommodations level will consist of four cabins. A full-beam master will have a his-and-hers en suite head, a king-size berth, and a walk-in closet. The guest cabins also have en suite heads, and even the three crew cabins (sleeping five) will be serviced by three separate heads. It’s always good to know that while cruising the high seas you’ll never get stuck in line for the facilities!
Above, the air-conditioned aft deck is sure to be the center of attention. It features a wet bar and a dining settee with seating for eight people. Forward of that, the main saloon features yet another full bar, plush settees and chairs, and an entertainment center, for when you feel like being a couch potato.
Outdoors, the 120 will feature a lavish flying bridge that is expected to have a full helm station, two sunpads, another dining settee with seating for eight, and of course, yet another wet bar. Which seems like it might come in handy, next time this owner feels like making a toast to truth, freedom, and the American way.
Keep a lookout for the Trinity 120 to launch sometime next year.
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This article originally appeared in the December 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.