Janie— By Diane M. Byrne
— February 2005
For the Love of the Game
Part 2: Onboard activities certainly revolve around the sundeck.
As for the owner, he can retreat to his suite, forward on the main deck. He won’t even need to leave the area for refreshments, as there are well-stocked Sub-Zero drawers concealed in his office, which is forward of the stateroom’s entry. And if he does decide to follow through one day on switching all the pilothouse displays to show SEC football, he can have plenty of company join him. The C-shape observation settee easily accommodates about six people.
Of course, it’s not all about watching football—a person’s gotta eat at some point, if for no other reason than to regain strength in time to debate who the Vols’ next Peyton Manning will be. Janie has plentiful areas for relaxed or even formal dining, both inside and out. Barstools at the prep island in the galley, for example, turn the room into an ideal breakfast nook. The dining room, tucked to port between the saloon and marble-sole athwartship passageway, can be closed off with doors when distinguished guests are aboard. Aft, outside the sky lounge, is a large circular table abaft a barbecue grill that handily accommodates a dozen people. Another large-size alfresco spot is located on the main aft deck. Two sliding windows to each side let cool breezes flow through, but if it’s a particularly warm or humid day, the aft deck is equipped with air conditioning.
Come the end of football season, Janie still offers plentiful options for her entertainment-loving owner. For active on-water pursuits, she totes PWCs, kayaks, and a RIB. When the yacht pulls into port for a day or two, twin mopeds (with a black-and-red color scheme that matches that of the PWCs) can be offloaded. Onboard activities certainly revolve around the sundeck, with a Jacuzzi fully forward and up a few steps, and the sky lounge, featuring a bar as well as clusters of seating areas. The artwork here emphasizes musicians, and as if to underscore the theme, the day I was aboard, music was playing.
Surprising as it was that the official UT fight song, “Down the Field (Here’s to Old Tennessee),” wasn’t playing, the purpose of Janie was clear: She’s a yacht intended to entertain, whether it’s tailgating (well, “transom-gating” is probably more appropriate) or cruising (Trinity says she tops out around 22 knots). Even though there’s not a lick of orange in any of the book-matched marble or the compass rose design details throughout the yacht—inlaid on doors and in bedposts, even in the master shower—Janie still lets her owner feel as if he’s running through the famous “T” on the stadium field on gameday.
Even if it is while sitting in the pilothouse a few dozen feet above the Tennessee River.
Trinity Yachts ( (504) 283-4050. www.trinityyachts.com.
This article originally appeared in the February 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.