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Review: Trinity Yachts 122' Sportfish "Mary P"

 
 
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Review: Trinity Yachts 122' Sportfish "Mary P"

Trinity Yachts 122' Sportfish "Mary P"
The Ultimate Fish-Fighting, Whopper Stopper!

by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy & YF Publisher Carl Camper

This 122’ SportFish/Pleasure Yacht joins the ranks of YachtForum's finest with an
outstanding introduction; a broad-shouldered, top drawer angling machine, ready
to tackle major tournaments; striking fear into fish on sheer size alone. Sporting all
the amenities for landing the big ones; as well as pleasure cruising in legendary comfort,
she’s the perfect combination to star in any port.

This attractive yachting entry – while not presenting herself in the size proportions of Trinity’s long history of superyachts up to 191’ – is a “little beauty” that readily meets the company’s high standards of quality and performance. The premiere Southern U.S. builder, after many years in New Orleans where it produced a long series of captivating private yachts and many of the Country’s military vessels; now administers its main offices and operations in Gulfport, Mississippi. Here, this sparkling new combination Sportfish/Pleasure/Yacht makes her debut.
An overhead portrait, moving on: she’s the latest in ultra-modern sportfishing & leisure yachting. Mary P's naval architecture is by Doug Sharp and Trinity. Interior Design is by Judy Bell Davis, along with the owner and Trinity's interior coordinator Richard Powenski. Her legacy, backed by many years of practical, sea-based engineering, delivers a handsome, up-to-the-minute sports-centered model. Projecting her strong, pleasure-principal appeal to every yachting aficionado; all will appreciate the latest in ultra modern style for sportfishing and ship-board partying. Her 2x Caterpillar 3512C engines, sporting 2,577 hp each, move this pretty, athletically inclined princess along in fine fashion. She gets out there; easily cruising at 22 – 25+ knots.
Not to be outdone for passenger comfort, Mary P shows off a gorgeous observation set-up, high, just opposite the steering station. In addition, the yacht boasts a 4,000 lb. Nautical Structures Davit combining a 14-ft. boom, to comfortably hoist her 17’ Boston Whaler tender aboard. Moreover; she flaunts a Quantum hydraulic 120-hp bow thruster. With a beam of 24 ft., her aluminum hull with a displacement of 162.1 long tons, enables her a comforting stability to handle the many varying angles of the sea. That is, whether fighting a giant, frenzied, gymnastic sailfish; tracking any course while navigating to a new fishing ground; or slyly slipping into a comfortable but unfamiliar overnight haven.
Check this look-down view of her top deck, just below the twin Radar cones and GPS 6’Antennas for Radio and Satcom GMDSS. Her overhead view emphasizes the complete control her skipper wields, not only for navigation but also for the yacht’s advanced stabilizing system. That feature offers ‘Quantum Maglift’ with 3-axis digital control and ‘Zero Speed’ as well as high speed maintenance utilizing trim tabs. This progressive facility boasts two types of stabilizers – the ‘Magnus Effect Retractable Rotors’, and Quantum's 'trim tab' stabilizers! Mary P is the first sportfish yacht in the world to feature active stabilization when backing down a fish.
Focusing on Mary P's transom; specifically tested to enhance backing down a fish. Stern backing note; at 10 knots the water will be at the top of the transom's coamings. Her 6-ft. draft is not an obvious notation, but it accents her ability to navigate comfortably in various Carib-Med-Offshore fishing grounds, no matter where the fish are. Plus, check out her excellent running speed; 22 – 26.5 knots, while flaunting a 7,000 USG fuel capacity. All these precious attributes display an emphatic difference not boasted about by many ships of her size and/or capabilities. Other tidbits of comfort for the Master, his guests, and his crew include a full beam Master Suite, a whirlpool tub, three guest staterooms, and even special fold-out beds for those extra passengers who show up late. Another plus; an ever-ready, compact gym to keep everybody in shape for the next man/vs/fish confrontation.
High up on the 3rd deck an open-air helm station; the sun-shaded Arch is set under Mary P's tall stacks and radar cluster, with a pair of 6’ antennas to collect and deliver incoming message. She sports two separate, fully-found helms with complete instrumentation, on different levels; the first, noted above, glorying in full sunshine; the other inside, fully protected from all of Mother Ocean’s weather trickery and unsuspecting meteorological surprises. Confronting the weather story; while there are air conditioners on most ocean craft these days, Mary P also flaunts the latest improvement for individual comfort: an air-borne misting system. This simple wonder of atomized water expedites coolant to every outdoor deck – spreading relief like a cool breeze. Her air vents/misters are located on every deck; specifically situated to keep anglers and strike-watchers, as well as the outdoor cheering section, comfortably cool. Note Mary P's outriggers, which deploy hydraulically.
Check out the extensive upper deck walk-around room as well as the studied helm set-up. Rugged stainless steel balustrades – banisters and guard rails – characterize the designers’ careful planning and space assignments. While fishing and partying are the voyage’s major goals, Trinity’s accomplished naval architectural experience and thoughtful design makes certain to assign specific areas and traffic patterns for secure and safe voyaging. Oh yes; certainly this yacht is ideal for the genuine big-time fishing escapades; those high-stake competitions. In addition to her hydraulic fighting chair, she keeps a very plus-size ice-maker facility, with two large fish boxes in the cockpit deck that are fed with salt water frozen slush and can be used as freezers or refrigerators when not fishing. When your 1000 miles from home, you want to preserve those prize catches.
At the Navigation Console, this pair of comfortable, padded helm chairs up top boast the most enviable position on board. Note the giant sun shade overhead, plus total, unrestricted views to the far horizon. Skipper and executive crew are completely in-sync, basking in the advantage of top-drawer nav components; secure in the mantel of control they exercise with their vessel. Second to none, this cruising ... they will tell you...“is as good as it gets.” When she's not cruising, the instrument panel retracts to protect the flat panels screens from the environment. Additionally, the under-helm environment is conditioned to remove humidity.
A view of the yacht’s front section displays the padded comfort of long couches forward of the helm. They will easily accommodate the entire party, at sea, or while snugged in to any of those delightful stops along the way. Note the starboard lounge was designed so the owner's wife can lay in the sun while conversing with her husband, who remains under shade.
A look-down from the high bridge. Note the creative, nicely curved modeling of the hand rails; all polished stainless steel; wielding the power and confidence for unlimited shipboard movement. This foresight, generated from years of major experience by Trinity’s Design Corps, is certain to assure at-sea confidence and trust for all voyagers; even that rare, shipboard-reluctant visitor. Among the plethora of details often overlooked, note Trinity's custom stainless steel drain covers.
On the Skylounge aftdeck, an auxiliary helm station is situated to port, providing an excellent line of sight for backing down a tight slip and also for the captain/owner to have a clear view of the fighting chair. Note the unobstructed view inside the Skylounge. In order to accomplish this, the dayhead has glass walls from the waist-level, up. Yes, it’s a little revealing for the ladies, but it provides a true, 360 degree view from inside or outside the Skylounge.
Before we step inside for a tour, let's take a look at the wide-open, overhead-protected Main Aft Deck. It offers a comfy chaise lounge for the fellow that spent too much time bellied-up to Mary P's, aft-facing table. This crescent shaped table is outlined with several stools for onlookers and hecklers alike, or to have a bite while watching baits all in the comfort of Mary P's air conditioned exterior main deck. And just in case you were down below, an overhead camera will capture the action you missed. Just above the bar is a sunshade - deploy as needed. Forward is an electric sliding door to access the main salon. Overall, a delightfully designed aftdeck.
Going one flight up, looking forward, the Skylounge on the upper deck boasts plenty of handsome comfort in deep gold-toned fabrics. Just abaft a forward steering station, this cozy gathering spot is certain to be a party fave at all times of the day and night. Not shown are a full set of forward window shades, for privacy or relief from setting suns. Mary P's skylounge windows were kept low, to maximize views while seated.
A close up look at the Skylounge instrument panel reveals a trio of flat screen and joy sticks. Of particular note is an armrest mounted, Simrad steering lever that can convert a captain into a couch potato. This is a welcome follow-up system to the main wheel. The Skybridge reverberates with hi-tech simplicity in a minimalistic presentation of navigation and communication instruments, all nestled into the backdrop of burl wood and soft brown leather. Her twin helm chairs echo this warmth with a plush fabric finish.
Her Skylounge aft view also features practiced harmony in soft gold-colored fabrics, with deeply padded couches and sumptuous furnishings. Her 48” TV/DVD screen system raises for better viewing, further enhanced by tinted glass windows all around for indoor and outdoor sight seeing. Her serving table sports granite with a very unique, inlaid wood trim perimeter that emulates corrugated wood.

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