FORT LAUDERDALE - The newly-formed U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) has signed up Trinity Yachts of Gulfport, Miss., as a founder member, the trade group reported in a recent statement.
USSA was organized earlier this year to promote U.S. businesses in the global superyacht business.
“A U.S. superyacht trade association has been a long time coming and we’re proud to be a part of it,” said Trinity’s Billy Smith, “Other countries have had their trade association for years although most superyachts are actually American-owned and a huge percentage are built here.”
Trinity builds custom superyachts up to 360 feet in length with an emphasis on European ambiance in seaworthy steel and aluminum hulls. With 18 yachts on order or under construction in their yards in Gulfport and New Orleans, Trinity is one of the largest superyacht builders in the world.
“It is vital for a young organization, such as the USSA, to have major players in our industry on your team,” commented Karen Blake, USSA chair.
Trinity joins other founder members of the USSA including Northern Lights/Lugger Diesel, CMP (SEATRADE Superyacht Symposium) and Knight and Carver.
USSA continues its membership drive and member networking with an event at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
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