US-based superyacht builders Trinity Yachts and Westport have both confirmed their debut appearance at this year’s Saudi International Boat Show. The four-day event will be held from December 8-11 at the Al Furusya Marina & Yacht Club in Jeddah.

Located on America’s Gulf Coast, Trinity builds custom superyachts of up to 123m (404ft) in length. The company specialises in steel and aluminium construction with an emphasis on European quality.

Westport has over 46 years of experience in yacht building. A pioneer in the use of composite materials in yacht and commercial construction, the company has so far completed more than 120 yachts and several commercial vessels.

“The inclusion of Trinity Yachts and Westport in our exhibitor line-up reflects the growing prominence of the Kingdom in particular as the most untapped and lucrative leisure marine market,” says Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of show organiser Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

“Around one-third of the world’s fleet of superyachts are owned by Middle East residents, many of which originated from Saudi Arabia, which makes the Saudi International Boat Show the ideal platform for yacht builders to promote their luxury products and services.”

The Saudi International Boat Show is organised by DWTC, endorsed by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities and venue managed by Al Ahlam Marine Tourism Group, which incorporates Dream Divers and Saudi Yachts.

Photo: Trinity Yachts’ 38m (124ft) Wheels