Trinity's 180' Mia Elise by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy Trinity’s 180’ Mia Elise looms up, lovely, imposing. A commanding presence, she is certain to bring appreciative nods at the world’s most luxurious marinas, as well as some green-eyed envy from the planet’s yachtsmen and women. Her message: You needn’t go to Europe for the finest in steel craftsmanship, because Trinity builds aluminum and STEEL yachts in America! That is also the cardinal message of Trinity’s Billy Smith, who is adamant about the quality of his company’s products and proud of its workers’ talents. Based in New Orleans, Trinity faced a monumental task in protecting its megayachts and facilities from Hurricane Katrina. It also set the standard for treating its workers well while getting back on an even keel after the storm: A story that should be told in every business class.