Trinity announced recently, their latest delivery, the 161ft (49m), aluminum tri-deck M/Y Lady Michelle. Lady Michelle is a semi-displacement hull design with 28 feet (8.5m) beam and is capable of 19 knots and is powered by two Caterpillar 3512B main engines which develop 2,250 hp each. The shallow draft of 7’ 6” (2.3m) will enable her to gain access to many ports uncommon for a yacht of this size. A 16,100 gallon (62,460 L) fuel tank will allow a large cruising range of approximately 4,200 nm at 10 knots (with 10% fuel reserved).
Designed by Trinity’s head designer Geoff van Aller, Lady Michelle has been designed and built with special consideration for European operations. She will accommodate an owner’s party of ten (10) in five (5) staterooms and a crew of nine (9) in five (5) cabins, there is also an additional day room with a full bath that can accommodate an additional two guests if required. There is also large tender storage aft in the hull with an overhead crane for a 21ft tender.
Specific design features include a panoramic sky lounge opening to a covered exterior deck aft on the pilothouse level and has dining for twelve (12). On the main deck there is a full beam master stateroom with an offset master king size berth and large bathroom forward. There are separate closets for the owner and wife and an attached office. Moving aft, there is a beautiful spiral staircase that connects all levels and a large open plan main salon and dining room that opens out onto an aft deck with an air conditioned exterior seating and lounging area. Above there is a vast sundeck sporting an enormous sun pad, Jacuzzi, partially enclosed forward section with bar and grill aft for dining al fresco. Lady Michelle has a stabilizing system featuring the Quantum Zero Speed ™ (at rest) stabilizers that create a steady platform under any conditions. There is a large swim platform at the stern with two staircases leading to the main deck.
The interior has been designed by Dee Robinson Interiors and the attention to detail can be clearly seen throughout Lady Michelle. The interior can be described as simple yet elegant and leans towards being more contemporary than traditional in design. Exquisite materials such as hand finished Makore and Anegre hardwood along with fine inlaid Bianco Scintillante and Azul Macauba marble are used throughout the yacht. Lady Michelle is comfortably self sufficient for long periods of time in the most remote locations.
The yacht will also have a 4,000lb davit with a 20ft. boom, a 2,500 lb gantry crane and a 150hp bow thruster to assist in maneuvering. Lady Michelle will carry a variety of water toys; amongst which are, two (2) two person wave-runners, 13ft. (3.9m) tender, 21ft. (6.4m) RIB, two (2) kayaks and Scuba equipment for four (4) people. She also has a 32 ft. (9.7 m) Intrepid which will be available for some charter guests.
As another outstanding example of Trinity’s world class superyacht building capability, the Lady Michelle is ABS and MCA compliant.