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Largest Aluminum Charter Yacht

In North America Delivered

By Aluminum Boats

Designed by her owners and Aluminum Boats, the Detroit Diesel-powered Lady Windridge is

USCG certified to carry 400 people.

Aluminum Boats, Inc. of Crown

Point, La., recently delivered the

Lady Windridge, the largest alumi- num charter yacht ever built in

North America, according to Sal- vador Guarino, general manager of Aluminum Boats, Inc.

The new vessel is 170 feet in length with a 33-foot beam and 5- foot draft. She has four decks, luxu- riously furnished staterooms, a main salon which can seat 250 for dining, a lounge, dance floor and bar, fully equipped galley, state-of- the-art electronics, and a 360-de- gree-view observation deck. Propul- sion is provided by two Detroit Die- sel 1671NA engines.

The Lady Windridge is now the flagship of Windridge Yacht Chart- ers, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and the big sister of the Kathleen W, a 142-foot all-aluminum charter yacht built in 1988 by Aluminum Boats,

Inc., for the Windridge company.

Aluminum Boats, Inc. is part of the Trinity Marine Group, Gulf- port, Miss., which is owned by Trin- ity Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas.

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Trinity Marine Group Licensed

To Build Westamarin Aluminum

Catamarans In United States

Westamarin's latest high-speed catamaran design, the 4200S (shown above), can cruise at 45 knots.

North American passenger vessel operators now have access to cata- maran designs of one of the world's largest and most experienced cata- maran builders, because of an agree- ment between Westamarin A/S, the

Trinity Marine Group, and Scandi- navian Catamarans, Inc.

Westamarin A/S, Mandal, Nor- way, which offers a line of standard and custom-designed passenger ves- sels from 75 feet to 150 feet in ferry, dinner/cruise, casino, and other configurations, has licensed the

Trinity Marine Group, Gulfport,

Miss., to build the entire range of boats.

More than 60 Westamarin civil- ian and military catamarans are in use worldwide.

Scandinavian Catamarans, Inc.,

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., exclusive

North American agency for Westa- marin, selected Trinity because of the company's extensive experience in the design and construction of aluminum vessels and because of the financial strength and stability of Trinity.

Bjornar Helgesen, a principal of Scandinavian Catamarans, said: "Our strategy is simple. We will offer both well-proven and well- known products built by the Trinity

Marine Group, a solid 'Fortune 500' company. Being well proven means less service and maintenance costs for the operator and being well known and stable reduces the risk for financiers. Teaming with Trinity gives us access to their multiple facilities which can assure quick de- liveries."

Mr. Helgesen said his company offers assistance to customers in se- curing the best financing for Westa- marin catamarans as well as train- ing of key staff members.

The Trinity Marine Group in- cludes seven shipbuilding compa- nies with 10 shipyards. Three of those companies, Halter Marine,

Inc., Equitable Shipyards, Inc., and

Aluminum Boats, Inc., build alumi- num vessels.

The Trinity Marine Group is owned by Trinity Industries Inc.,

Dallas, Texas.

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