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Timeless80' Trumpy Raised Pilot House 1947

$ 2,900,000

Designed and built by John Trumpy in as a “luxury cruising houseboat” she was commissioned by George W. Codrington of Cleveland, Ohio who was VP of General Motors and a member of the New York and Larchmont Yacht Clubs. Her hull was built at the Trumpy / Mathis location in Camden, NJ and then the yacht was then towed to the new Trumpy yacht yard in Annapolis where she was completed and launched in 1947. Christened “SEAPLAY” 


John Trumpy worked as a yacht designer for the Mathis Yacht Building Company in Camden, NJ staring in 1910. During World War II Trumpy acquired Mathis and the company was renamed John Trumpy & Sons. Following WW II, the Trumpy operations and yacht yard moved to Annapolis, Maryland where they continued in operation until the early 1970's. Over 400 Trumpy yachts were designed and built during the 60-year history, of which about 90 still exist today. 


Understatedly called a "houseboat" by her designers because the yachts offered her owners all the comforts of home, Trumpy was considered the Rolls-Royce of American Yachting. Known for their meticulous craftsmanship owners of Trumpy yachts included the likes of Howard Hughes, the Guggenheims, Dupont's, Chrysler, and Dodge families.


United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Latitude Yacht Brokerage. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

Specifications

  • Price USD:$ 2,900,000
  • Builder:

    Trumpy

  • Model:

    Raised Pilot House

  • Year:

    1947

  • Location:

    Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 80 ft in
  • Display Length: 80 ft
  • Beam: 18'
  • Yacht Category

    Motor Yachts

  • Water Capacity: --
  • Fuel Capacity: --
  • Engine Details: John Deere
  • Engine 1: 2022 150.00 HRS 0.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2022 150.00 HRS 0.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Designed and built by John Trumpy in as a “luxury cruising houseboat” she was commissioned by George W. Codrington of Cleveland, Ohio who was VP of General Motors and a member of the New York and Larchmont Yacht Clubs. Her hull was built at the Trumpy / Mathis location in Camden, NJ and then the yacht was then towed to the new Trumpy yacht yard in Annapolis where she was completed and launched in 1947. Christened “SEAPLAY” 


John Trumpy worked as a yacht designer for the Mathis Yacht Building Company in Camden, NJ staring in 1910. During World War II Trumpy acquired Mathis and the company was renamed John Trumpy & Sons. Following WW II, the Trumpy operations and yacht yard moved to Annapolis, Maryland where they continued in operation until the early 1970's. Over 400 Trumpy yachts were designed and built during the 60-year history, of which about 90 still exist today. 


Understatedly called a "houseboat" by her designers because the yachts offered her owners all the comforts of home, Trumpy was considered the Rolls-Royce of American Yachting. Known for their meticulous craftsmanship owners of Trumpy yachts included the likes of Howard Hughes, the Guggenheims, Dupont's, Chrysler, and Dodge families.

The interior of Timeless is decorated with authentic period furnishings and built-ins throughout all in keeping with her 1947 launching. In addition, the restoration of Timeless included generous sound insulation throughout for nearly silent operation of all systems.


Stepping inside and aft from the pantry you are welcomed by abundant natural light from the large windows of the open and airy salon. Beautiful rubbed-mahogany paneling and mahogany crown moldings are accented by a white acoustic insulated overhead with high-gloss varnished teak trim strips. Midships to port is a day head with traditional Trumpy fold-up sink. A server on the forward bulkhead has a built-in mirror above that beautifully reflects the natural light from the windows and is flanked by period glass sconces. At the push of a button what could be 1947 becomes 2023 as a 48" television rises from the port bulkhead. There is a sturdy fold-away mahogany table that blends into the port bulkhead and is easily set up for formal dining. Decor is simple yet elegant with beautifully framed black and white photographs on the bulkheads, prior glass sconce lighting, custom wood venetian blinds with fabric valances, restored floor timbers, white upholstery with yellow accent cushions.


Built-in storage below windows along the starboard side and a mahogany desk that has leaded glass door above sits on the starboard aft bulkhead and all add to the houseboat feel. 


Timeless Walkthrough:

Continuing aft through the salon on the port side is the stairway to the lower deck guest accommodations. 


Down the mahogany stairway, the generously appointed master stateroom is located aft and features a queen size centerline berth accompanied by a built-in pop-up flat screen 48" TV that goes up and down as desired by guest. The centerline queen berth replaces the original twin port and starboard berths. Twin aft bulkhead dressers and bedside reading lamps are located on either side of the queen berth. the bulkhead mirror lies above the queen berth. 4-opening ports with sliding shutters and the large mirror provides an open and airy atmosphere within the stateroom. Twin bench seats and hanging lockers are located on either side of the queen berth. Ensuite facilities located port feature teak and holly sole with a large wash basin, mirrored vanity, 2 storage lockers, Tecma fresh water flush head, 3/4 bathtub and shower. 2-Sliding shuttered opening port allow fresh air to flow freely. 


Exiting the master stateroom, the starboard twin guest cabin ensuite facility is located to starboard and forward is the starboard twin guest cabin. The guest cabin features a twin berth with the option to convert to a full-size queen berth. Desk and bureau accompany the berth as well as a hanging locker. 2-Opening ports with sliding shutters allow for fresh breezes to flow freely throughout the cabin. Entering the ensuite facilities, stall shower with teak grating, generous storage, Tecma fresh water flush head and mirrored vanity. 


Exiting the twin stateroom and moving forward to port, a third cabin features upper and lower bunks with a shared day head. 


Centerline is a lovely varnished teak half-glass door opening out that leads to the aft deck. There is a teak brass screened door that opens inward - a wonderful bonus when fresh air is desired in the salon.


The aft deck has a large custom built varnished teak oval dining table which the current owner had built and offers spacious seating for 8, with a curved banquette aft and 4-sturdy mid-century teak dining chairs. A mahogany overhead is painted in white enamel with high-gloss varnished teak trim strips. 


Custom canvas side panels surround the entire aft deck up to the cap rails. From the cap rail to the overhead are isinglass curtains that easily roll up or down to allow this lovely space to be enjoyed if there is a change in weather.


Cabin Configuration:

“Timeless” features a practical arrangement plan with excellent owner / crew separation. Crew quarters are in the bow featuring two separate sleeping cabins, and share a bath in the bow has a fresh-water flush head with separate stall shower. The Captain’s Cabin to port has a large single berth, hanging locker, desk, sink and small mirrored vanity. The Crew cabin is to Starboard with over under berths, mirrored vanity, hanging locker and drawers.


The crew “common area” includes a large settee, starboard dinette and desk to port, a laundry area and giving way to a full beam Galley and access to the engine room. A companionway leads up to the fully equipped pantry and generous salon with the convenience of a day head.

Her private guest accommodations for 6 are located on the lower deck via the mahogany stairway located aft to port in the salon. She has a traditional three stateroom layout with three heads, and an updated centerline queen berth master.


The Master Stateroom is generously appointed and located aft featuring a queen size centerline bed with a custom-built frame that includes a footboard that houses a built-in flat-screen television that raises through a hidden panel when in use & lowers to hide away when not in use. The queen bed replaced the yacht’s original twin port and starboard berths and is flanked by period bedside reading lamps. There are hanging lockers are located on either side of the bed, with twin aft bulkhead dressers and twin bench seats offer additional storage and an aft bulkhead mirror lies above the queen berth. The master has 4 opening ports with sliding shutters allows the option to have fresh air to circulate freely as an alternative to the air conditioning, and the large mirror reflects light and provides an open and airy atmosphere within the stateroom. For safety there are hard wired smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.


A private en-suite bath is located to port and features a teak & holly sole, a large washbasin, mirrored vanity, 2 storage lockers. Fresh-water flush head, ¾ bathtub and shower, plus another two opening ports with sliding shutters in the bath.


Guest Cabin 1: to starboard and forward of the master is a guest cabin featuring a double / queen berth with bulkhead mounted reading lamps. There is a desk, bureau, a generous outboard hanging locker, 2 opening ports with sliding shutters allow for fresh breezes to flow through the cabin as an alternative to the air conditioning. The en-suite bath (shared with 2nd guest cabin) includes a stall shower with custom teak grating, generous storage, fresh-water flush toilet and mirrored vanity and two opening ports with sliding shutters.


Guest Cabin 2: Located on the port side the third cabin features upper and lower bunks, desk, hanging locker, 2 opening ports with sliding shutters and shares the bath with the starboard guest cabin.

• New Cooktop (2022)

• New Stove (2022)

• Bosch Dishwasher

• Miele Washer/Dryer (2022)

• New Walk-in Refrigerator (2022)

• 2 Under Counter Fridges (2022)

• 2022 John Deere engines 150hrs approx. as of October 2023

• New twin disc transmission with Glendinning controls

• New Northern lights generator 38KW Model(M944T3FG) installed in October 2023

• (3) Lorex remote cameras, stern view, mast view, and engine room view

• (2) Garmin 8612 XSV multi-function displays

• (2) Sailor TT 6210 A VHF's

• Garmin GHC 20 autopilot

• Danforth compass

• Garmin AIS 800

• Stabilizer controls

• Muir windlass control

• Compressed air horn with pull operation

• Jabsco Par Max Plus 82600 0094 fresh water pump

• Water Makers Inc. WMS-1400, 230V

• (2) Whale F1200, 11 gallons each, 120V hot water heater

• New fresh water pumps with Accumulator tanks (2022)

• New Black water pump system (2022)

• New Miele washer dryer (2022)

• (3) 50-Amp shore power inputs

• (3) Galvanic isolators

• 120V / 240 V AC electric system

• 12V / 24V DC electrical system

• Major Bass Products electrical panel

• Mastervolt battery chargers

• (8) AGM 8D batteries in series

• Master Volt Chargemaster Plus 24 / 40-30 battery charger

• Port and starboard fire hoses on deck, operated off power take-off from port generator

• Fire extinguishers located in staterooms, galley, main salon, card room, crew quarters, and engine room

• Fireboy fire suppression system

• Lazarette fire suppression system

• EPIRB Global Fix

• Flares

• Fire aid kit

• Viking 4-person life raft

• Viking 6-person life raft

• Bronze 4-blade propeller 32" X 29"

• Stainless-steel 2-1/4" dia.

• Bronze V-type

• Rubber cutlass type

• Bronze 25" X 23" spades

• Naiad stabilizers

• Aere fenders with covers, custom leather fender hooks

• Deck boxes with Sunbrella cushions and some new covers 2022/23

• Sunbrella bow seating with Sunbrella canvas covers new 2022

• Top deck seating with Sunbrella cushions and Sunbrella canvas cover

• MarQuipt boarding gangway

• Custom wooden boat hook

• Danforth 100# stainless-steel anchor with 200' of 1/2" chain

• Danforth 75# spare anchor

• Muir 4500 Electric Windlass

Removed all planking for full frame inspection. Framing, planks & floor timber areas repaired / replaced include: master stateroom & master head, starboard guest stateroom & starboard guest head frame repair & planks, port aft bottom, engine room timber & framing replaced & re-planked, starboard galley to crew quarters bulkhead (7 sets), starboard frame / deck beam repair, lazarette frame & timber repair & water tank area, starboard frame / deck beam repaired, port frame, galley bulkhead; full-length frame repair chain locker / bow thruster, renew ceilings chain locker / bow thruster, renew ceilings chain locker / crew head area, crew galley, repair forefoot sides. Replace strut timber aft, 3-floor timbers master and lazarette, 6-floor timbers engine room bulkhead. 


Bottom planked replaced, frame planks & floor timber repairs. 14-Spliced planks, butt blocks removed and replaced, butt joints reinforced, bow repair, upper stern repair, port hood end repair, bow plank repair (9) spliced. Remove and repair transom, refasten strut to transom. Remove epoxy in bottom seams, re-new caulking . Rudder blocks replaced.


• Engine room planking above ports replaced, galley stern closet planking replaced / repaired, shaft logs renewed. 

• Starboard aft topside planks repaired, frame planking repaired

• Crew bilge deck beam repair, frame end repair, ceiling beam repair galley / engine room. 

• Engine room ceiling / salon deck beams repaired / replaced. 


Keel:

Bearding / keel checks for frame, keel repairs in midship, crew quarters, engine room area and bow. Outer keel repair (stern / keel) and keel top. Interior keel repair 10' section horn timber, and forward crew area 18' section horn timber. keel bolts removed and renewed. new worm shoe fixe. Deadwood stern keel repaired.


Deck Repairs:

Boat deck repair crew area outer deck, foredeck and sides. teak cap-rail repaired / replaced both port and starboard sides each in 16' sections; cap-rail repaired midships and stern, and aft deck cap rail. Starboard davit, accent battens and deck beams (side), aft deck teak accent trim, port and starboard waterfill areas, aft deck ceiling and beams. Fabricate lower tern bronze rub-rail, repair stem knee bolts. Re-fasten topside cabin house remove / renew water stained teak on house, rot damage repaired. Paint 14 port lights / 4 lids / 14 holes aft, paint davit plates / poles. Re-bed deck hardware, replace port light panel, port light outer rings painted. 6-Deck drains were replaced, port lights and port holes assembled and installed.


• Bilge clamp deck carlings and deck beams fabricated and fixed.

• 14-Round port holes repaired, rub-rail wood repaired, bow planking repaired port and starboard topsides.

• Gate handrails and forward port handrail repaired, forward gate cap rails repaired.

• Step plate and sand tread repaired

• Foredeck repair, crew hatch replaced

• Structural repairs to card room, pilothouse and pantry, card room day bed customized

• Stainless-steel rub rail replacement

• Port light boxes and covers

• New mast built 


Exterior Miscellaneous:

• Full exterior paint including custom logo and gold leaf trim

• Teak doghouse repaired / rebuilt

• New deck furnishings including custom aft deck dining table and settee

• Hull painted and all teak varnished 


Interior Restoration:

Floor timbers and framing removed and replaced as needed including master stateroom, aft strut timber removed, repaired, renewed or replaced, shaft log timber, crew quarters & crew galley, bow, crew bilge floor timbers, bow & holding tank area.

• Entire interior painted and varnished

• Custom shower pan fabricated for crew head

• Full interior painting and varnish including crew quarters, bilges

• Paint side and aft deck ceilings

• Custom replicated authentic Trumpy night stands port and starboard guest staterooms

• Custom mahogany lift-top desk

• Design and build master bed footboard custom TV box

• Custom television cabinet designed to blend with paneling and house a new 55" LG television with push-button "pop-up" controls in salon and integral to the foot board of the bed in the master stateroom.

• Salon TV panel repair, varnish / stain salon and deck, salon mantle for TV, grab rails for stairs, paint and replace hardware in closets.

• Guest stateroom floor timber repairs

• Vertical and horizontal salon panel seams

• Stern repair, build crew quarters port shower and closet

• Master stateroom inset panel, aft bulkhead repaired in master stateroom

• Re-frame guest hatches for new bunks

• New port guest head with shower

• New master shower 


Varnish:

• All varnish interior and exterior stripped and re-varnished (237 gallons) 


Mechanical:

• New bow thruster installed

• New fire suppression system in engine room

• New smart plugs for the shore power

• New watermaker 27-gallon per hour

• New water tank

• 2-Northern Lights 40 kW generators rebuilt

• Fabrication of 40 genset bolts

• Strip and paint generator platform 

• Galley & Butler's Pantry Totally Refurbished:

• Custom made US Cooler refrigerator and freezer with Sea Frost refrigeration systems

• New JennAir stove

• New exhaust hood

• New Bosch dishwasher

• New sink

• New faucet

• New countertops


Crew Quarters:

• Fully painted and varnished

• Wood paneling replaced as needed

• Soles refinished

• New mattresses

• New washer and dryer

Since been purchased in 2021 she has been gone over again with an open checkbook policy below is just some of the work been completed since 2021.

• Full replacement of teak decking 

• New Bow thruster and upgraded wiring 

• Stabilizers removed and rebuilt 

• Shafts removed and serviced

• Removed all old wiring and replaced including new electrical panels 

• New baffles and air system in engine room

• Removal off all asbestos

• Old engines removed and replaced with new John Deere including new wiring ,controls ,batteries and exhaust system

• New Twin disc transmission with Glendinning controls

• New Generators been installed (October 2023)

• New (2) a/c systems

• New black water pump system 

• New fresh water system with accumulator tanks 

• New washer and dryer

• New stove and oven 

• New Star link system

• New roof on card room area

• Radar removed from mast and installed on cabin top

• Refinish of transom and stack and new name applied 

• All old antennas removed from to return Timeless to her original profile 

• New Bottom paint (sept 2023)

• Refinish aft saloon table and card room table 

• New upper deck furniture which include (2) lounges, (2) chairs and dock boxes all with covers 

• Custom built cabinetry on the aft deck to for a refrigerator ,trash receptacle and serving area. Cabinetry looks like it was installed in 1947

• New exterior varnish on all exterior section many sections stripped to bare wood and refinished with multiple coats 

• New canvas covers made to cover hatches, dock boxes including sections of the railings and bridge

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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