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Grebe and trumpy

Discussion in 'Trumpy Yacht' started by Therealpirate, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Therealpirate

    Therealpirate New Member

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    Does anyone know the connection of grebe and trumpy? They are almost identical. Grebe had trumpy build him a runabout. I have the next to last Grebe built, 55ft flushdeck hull 195. I have always wondered. Both were magnificent vessels.
  2. Brookesea

    Brookesea New Member

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    I am trying to remember, my father had a Grebe back in the 70's, but I believe the developer of one I think Grebe, worked for Trumpy.
  3. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    I am not aware of any connection between John Trumpy and Sons of New Jersey & Annapolis and the Henry C. Grebe Company of Chicago. Both were builders of fine wooden yachts of a similar profile in the same era. Both built PT boats for the military. These two boat builders were competitors.
  4. donk

    donk New Member

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    We've talked in the past, do you still have the boat in Decatur?
    Best,
    Don

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