AUCTION: 168’ Trinity Tri-Deck Superyacht, Bidding November 11th

Opportunity to acquire and complete an unfinished American-built superyacht, ensuring faster delivery than other new construction contracts

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Oct. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Boathouse Auctions, the first and only fully integrated, online yacht-auction platform connecting prequalified buyers with motivated sellers, is hosting an impressive auction in November for a partially constructed custom project from one of the most renowned American superyacht builders. The 168′ Trinity Tri-Deck motoryacht represents a rare opportunity to significantly save on costs and build time while still changing the configuration to suit personal tastes.

Built to ABS classification, the 168′ Trinity Tri-Deck is a six-stateroom yacht with an elevator connecting all decks, boasting a top speed of 23 knots and draft of less than 8′. Currently in secure storage in Gulfport, Mississippi and surveyed in August of this year, the yacht is for sale thanks to a strong partnership between John Dane, the former president of Trinity Yachts, and Michael Joyce, the central listing agent with Hargrave Yacht Brokerage, in collaboration with Boathouse Auctions.

The yacht ceased construction during the Great Recession, with Dane retaining ownership of it following the sale of Trinity Yachts in 2015. The aluminum hull and superstructure are approximately 95 percent finished, with the entire superyacht estimated at 40 percent complete.

Besides the reduced timeline to take delivery, the 168′ Trinity Tri-Deck motoryacht auction is a streamlined, simplified process. The sale comes not only with extensive parts and machinery, but also the surveyor’s well-organized, detailed report, plus total project costs to date and the estimated cost to complete the project based on bids from qualified international shipyards. The result is a “turnkey” deal, with buyers having all of the information necessary to make a well-informed decision.

In its 27 years of business, Trinity Yachts developed 27 different designs ranging from 97 feet (29 meters) to 254 feet (77.5 meters) in both aluminum and steel. It delivered more than 50 fully custom yachts, which are still found around the globe. The yachts are associated with seaworthiness, speed, superior engineering, and exquisite interiors, additionally being recipients of numerous industry awards.

“To address common concerns about how to get a yacht like this finished, the original Trinity Yachts design and engineering team can help complete the remaining drawings,” says Boathouse Auctions’ Director, Jack Mahoney. “They wish to see this project completed successfully, regardless of which shipyard the buyer selects for final construction. In addition, suggestions and advice for completion are available upon request.”

The online auction begins on November 11, with bidding remaining open through November 14. The listing includes the surveyor’s report along with details about the yacht design and new equipment, including the 16-cylinder MTU engines (under warranty), ZF transmissions, Northern Lights generators, and Quantum stabilizers. The opening bid is below the cost of just the engines and transmissions by themselves, representing significant savings for the buyer.

Besides the survey, with photos and considerable supporting documentation, a 25-minute walkthrough video is available for prospective buyers and builders. Production and design schedules are available, too.


Boathouse Auctions is a turnkey, time-sensitive online yacht auction platform that connects prequalified buyers with motivated sellers. From superyachts to sailboats, buying or selling your next boat is easily accomplished from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere on the go. The platform is an alternative approach to the traditional yacht-resale model, similar to practices in place for high-end real-estate, fine-art, and luxury cars. Boathouse Auctions was designed explicitly to remove friction in the sales process for yacht buyers and sellers. 

Contact: Jack Mahoney
Phone: 203-530-3870

SOURCE Boathouse Auctions