Trinity Yachts 157' "Janie"A Seductive Lady by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy This Classic, American-style Tri-Deck 157’ Yacht, Janie, is the seventh in Trinity’s Victory Lane series, noted for luxuriant elegance and praised for allegiance to a particularly stylish mode. Yet Janie hersself was quick to accept a newly offered path of innovation and new ideas. Marked by exemplary design as well as graceful demeanor, the lady Janie has managed a few departures from the norm and even enticed a new owner who could not resist her considerable charms. When first conceived, the yacht was aptly named WHEELS, by owner Rick Hendrick, of Hendricks Motor Sports fame. A world-famous personality in the racing world whose team (think Jeff Gordon) has won seven championships in the past eight years, Rick was eager to “start the engines” on his new choice. “Then,” according to Billy Smith, Trinity Vice President, a funny thing happened on the way to the finish line. “Two and one-half months before she was ready to launch, a new buyer came along,” Smith says, "and he fell in love with the almost completed yacht". Because the new owner of JANIE had suffered a tragic fire on their previous yacht last spring, he was looking to replace it. Working with their broker, Chris Daves, Felix Sabates approached Rick Hendrick about selling his near finished yacht and starting a new, slightly larger 161' and Rick graciously agreed. But since yachts seem to develop their own personalities, some sycophants insist it was the yacht herself who coyly made things happen. What did happen was WHEELS became "Janie". The new owner, a huge Tennessee football fan and supporter, wanted the relatively shallow draft of JANIE, as this would permit him to eventually bring her to some Tennessee home games. Photo Caption: Trinity Yachts has long embraced what has become its standard color -- yacht white; but this lady now flaunts a sensual ultramarine blue chemise to her hull, while maintaining a superstructure still pristine white.