February marked a milestone at Trinity Yachts: its largest-ever all-aluminum megayacht slipped into the water.
If the name of the 198-foot (60-meter) Areti sounds familiar, it’s because the owner previously commissioned two other same-named yachts stateside, at Burger Boat Company a few years ago. The owner commissioned one of those megayachts to cruise the Bahamas and Caribbean, and the other to explore the Med. This Areti will visit all of these regions, so a shallow draft was a particular necessity for the skinny waters of the Bahamas. Her aluminum hull therefore allows for an 8’2” (2.4-meter) draft at half load. (Speaking of hulls, take a good look at the photo below. Areti’s hull practically dwarfs Billy Smith, vice president of Trinity Yachts, who’s to the left of Capt. Ted Kavalieros, the owner’s representative.)
Regardless of cruising grounds, Areti is intended to accommodate 13 in the owner’s party and 18 crew. Rather than be on the main deck, the two-level master suite is forward of the skylounge, with panoramic views. (The wheelhouse occupies the forward portion of the main deck as a result.) Interesting enough, a VIP guest stateroom is to starboard off the owner’s foyer, opposite the owner’s study. There’s also another guest stateroom forward on the main deck, though tucked aft of the captain’s cabin, which naturally is adjacent to the wheelhouse. The remaining four guest staterooms are all below decks.
Patrick Knowles Designs is overseeing the interior, highlighted by rich-tone hardwoods: mahogany, cherry burl, madrona, and redwood. A mixture of stonework is also showcased in intricate inlays. They’ll be displayed in rooms from the skylounge to the gym, steam room, and sauna. For alfresco enjoyment, there’s a hot tub on the sundeck and a handful of toys like PWCs and bicycles in the tender garage.
Sea trials should confirm the expected 19-knot top speed. Power comes courtesy of twin 3,385-hp Caterpillar diesels. Range is anticipated to be 4,350 nautical miles at 10 knots.
Delivery is set for this summer.