New Horizon, the 242-foot (74-meter) megayacht that Trinity Yachts just launched, marks several significant milestones. She’s the largest megayacht manufactured on American soil to splash this year. She’s the largest megayacht to emerge from Trinity Yacht’s Gulfport, Mississippi facility. And she’s the latest project for longtime clients of Bob Cury, president of RJC Yacht Sales & Charter.
In fact, Cury says, the owners have long wished to build a super-size superyacht with an American shipyard.
The ABS-classed and MCA-compliant New Horizon features a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Beam is truly beamy, at 41 feet (12 meters), while draft is a full-displacement 13 feet (4 meters).
For the interior design of the six-deck New Horizon, the owners tapped Evan K. Marshall. Interior renderings haven’t been released yet, but the general accommodations reveal some special touches. There’s a gym on the wheelhouse deck, with a seating area forward of it, which should be a terrific place to take in the views. The full-beam master suite is forward on the main deck, with an adjacent lounge that can be closed off from the bedroom via a sliding door. There also appears to be a good-size library/study just off the entry to the suite. Guests get treated to five staterooms below decks, one of which is a full-beam VIP affair with two walk-in wardrobes. Tenders, which include a Riva and a Grey Barn Boatworks center console, are stowed up on deck, freeing the transom for usage as a lounge.
Powered by twin 2,682-hp Caterpillar diesel engines, New Horizon should see a 6,000-nautical-mile range at 13 knots. Delivery is set for next year.