One of the major challenges in yacht design is creating a look that is distinctive but not outlandish. With its 164-foot trideck Mine Games, Trinity Yachts seems to have hit just the right balance. Her deckhouse side windows are nestled into two elongated ovals that diminish the visual mass of her full-beam superstructure, while her prominent bow and raised bulwarks give her forebody the look of a much larger yacht.
Illustration: Steve Karp
Trinity Yachts’ Mine Games
Peeking out over the bulwarks' tops is a semicircle of glass panels, offering panoramic vistas from the full-beam, split-level master suite. The raised forward portion has a sleeping area with a king bed, literally a throne from which the owner can survey his surroundings. Adjoining areas on the lower level include his and her heads, a dressing/sitting area, and an office.
Just aft of the master suite, the deckhouse narrows in way of the saloon and dining area, providing partial side decks; there's a detour up and inboard, over the master. PWCs are stowed on the foredeck, concealed behind the bulwarks. For more ambitious waterborne fun, there's a 22-foot tender and a personal submarine with davit in the transom garage.
On the upper deck the vertical pilothouse windows echo the semicircular motif, offering 180-degree visibility from a centerline helm station. Doorways to either side offer access to docking stations and to walkways leading to the foredeck or to the side decks and stern. Aft is the skylounge, with panoramic vistas to either side (thanks to the large windows in the aforementioned oval recesses) and to the stern, through curved sliding-glass panels that open onto an alfresco dining area protected by the bridge-deck overhang. The circular dining table is a hi-lo affair, with a twist; it also expands or contracts in diameter, thanks to a clever mechanism that stows a set of leaves under the tabletop in the retracted position.
Expected to be delivered around presstime, Mine Games will be classed by ABS. While capable of a 24-knot top speed, she boasts a range of about 3,000 nautical miles at 13 knots.
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- Boat Type: Megayacht (> 80')
- LOA: 164'0"
- Draft: 7'5"
- Beam: 28'0"
- Weight: 740,000 lbs.
- Fuel Capacity: 22,000 gal.
- Water Capacity: 2,600 gal.
- Standard Power: 2/3,384-hp Caterpillar 3516B HD diesel inboards
- Top Speed: 24 knots
- Cruise Speed: 13 knots
- Construction: aluminum hull and deckhouse
- Designed By: Trinity Yachts
- Interior Design: Patrick Knowles Design
This article originally appeared in the November 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.