Trinity Yachts Survive Hurricane Katrina
One of the U.S.'s most celebrated makers of megayachts Trinity Yachts, is based in New Orleans. Despite being in the path of the storm, the yachtbuilder is still standing. Felix Sabates, the chairman of the company has reported that they had flooding from the hurricane but now the yard is now dry. Three of yachts at the yards are afloat including Leda, the Lady Florence and the recently launced Zoom Zoom Zoom. Sabates said he's received lots of phone calls from the marine industry and many have offered help but that he hasn't had a chance to assess the damage yet. They say that they have no intention of shutting their doors but some workers are already looking for work elsewhere.
UPDATE: BYM News reports that Trinity is setting up new offices in Baton Rouge and that they still intend to be at both the Monaco and Fort Lauderdale boat shows.