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  1. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    100 footer, classic

    Just had a fellow send me this photo of a beauty

    Brian,
    this is a photo of my great g.fathers boat.
    a 1930's trumpy at 100ft. in lenght on lake erie.

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  2. St. Valentine

    St. Valentine New Member

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    1958 Trumpy

    Did Trumpy make a 53-footer in 1958?
  3. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    There's one for sale on YW. "Broadview".
  4. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    I have been aboard "Broadview" and looked her over for a customer. If anyone would like my observations on her, send me a PM here on YachtForums.
  5. drew.ward

    drew.ward New Member

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    Vallarta Alegre

    Hi All!

    After 3 years of steady searching I may be finally close to contacting the owners of the Vallarta Alegre - a 110 foot steel Trumpy (Mathis) launched in 1930.

    I ran across her back in 2006 on yachtworld for sale. I actually spoke to the owner of her at the time, a guy named Jack Hinshaw who was trying to sell the boat. He eventually sold it to someone else who then used him as their agent to sell the boat, but later Hinshaw lost all contact with the then owner.

    A USCG search shows the boat having a current registration with a company called International Leasing Co, INC in Chula Vista, CA.

    As far as I can tell no such company exists, but at least I've found a name to go with the address on the coast guard cert.

    We'll see. This is an amazing boat although in need of a total restoration and as far as I know it's the only Steel Trumpy.

    Does anyone else by chance have any information on it?
  6. D.Bond

    D.Bond New Member

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    Trumpys at the Mystic Woodenboat show

    This past weekend was the annual Woodenboat Show at Mystic Seaport, CT and there were three Trumpys in attendance.
    Enticer, an 85 foot houseboat design, hull number 228 built in 1935, owned by the McMillan group in Newport RI.
    Lady Catherine, a 60 foot houseboat, hull number 331 built in 1947, owned by Richard Hamilton and Catherine Freeman, subject of an intensive four year restoration, now in charter service for multi day charters in the New England area.
    America, a 74 foot houseboat, previously Exact, hull number 420 built in 1965, owned by Ted Conklin and in charter from Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY.
    Restored by Moores Marine of Florida.
    It was my privilege to act as mate on Lady Catherine for the delivery from Rhode Island and to personally board both Enticer and America for inspections and cocktails.
    I will post photos when I get my camera and computer together..
  7. Emma62

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    Here is my stepfather's '62 57' Trumpy 'Emma' (original name 'Martha P.'), contract #405.

    He's owned it for a few years now restoring her.
    90% of the boat is original, down to the furniture. We've acquired some items from other Trumpy yachts as well (yachts which have sunk or have been damaged beyond repair).
    This book (published in 1996), was rescued from a Trumpy that sunk and now my stepfather has acquired it...it's great and full of information:
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    'Emma', taken at Vintage Weekend 2006 at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL:
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    'Emma', viewed from the Trumpy 'Sea Hammock':
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    'Emma', Galley:
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    Other Trumpys at Vintage Weekend...
    'Exact':
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    'Trianon':
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    'Sea Hammock':
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    'Sea Hammock', main salon:
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    'Sea Hammock', galley (very modernized):
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    Here are more of my photos from Vintage Weekend 2006:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jashoupe/sets/72157594409929424/

    Enjoy!
  8. Seafarer

    Seafarer Senior Member

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    Was this boat named Don Quixote in the 1980s?
  9. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Did anyone ever correctly ID this vessel back on posting #42 ??
  10. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    Brian, To my eye, she doesn't look like a Trumpy. The bow scroll is definitely not Trumpy or Mathis.
  11. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    No. The boat that was previously named "Don Quixote" is contract # 423, a 67' Cruiser built in 1966 now called "Paragon"
  12. brian eiland

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    Le Bon Temps Roule

    Speaking of a mixture of Mathews and Trumpy, here is an interesting 86' vessel built by Mathews. I considered buying it something like 4-5 years ago. I was going to live aboard, before I decided to move overseas. (not that I had a lot of money, but it was being offered at a very good price)

    The website is an interesting visit, including the music:
    http://www.lebontempsroule.org/

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  13. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    That yachtfisher truly is a beauty
  14. Seafarer

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    For some reason I recalled DQ as being an 80' - she docked at the other end of Seaport Marine from us back then.
  15. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    Perhaps there were two. I'll check my records.
  16. Seafarer

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    It's entirely possible, perhaps even probable, that the dim and dusty recesses of memory may be failing me on this matter. It's been a long long time since I thought about that boat, never mind seeing it.
  17. thebighawk

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    Koala

    Anyone seen Koala? 1967 67' Flush deck.
    I ran her in early 80's
    thanks
  18. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    Same boat. Now Paragon.
  19. capwilly

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    M/y Argo

    I've owned and operated the M/Y Argo for the last 25 years. I may be mistaken but I believe we've spoken and you were the daughter of a naval officer who brought his family up on the boat from the 1950's through the mid 1970's. With his passing ( I was told ) his heirs could not keep the boat up and she fell in to disrepair, eventually being beached in Maine. It was at this time that a very wealthy fellow Roland Stearns ( Bear-Stearns ) bought her for a small fee and proceeded to sink over a half a million in to her refurbishment. After 8 years both he and his new wife became disenchanted with boat life and the constant maintenance required to keep this beauty up and I was able to make a deal for her purchase, inheriting a mess of rotting wood, bondo, and painted ducktape. Since then, not one square foot of this vessel has been un-addressed by my constant maintenance. From top deck down , stem to stern, she has been attended to with only the finest woods and materials and is hauled every 18 months at Muller Boat works on a railway in Mill Basin, NY. all within keeping to the standards her original owners provided her. As the oldest Mathis/Trumpy in the world she graces NYC Harbor most frequently chartered often by an extraordinary clientele for an extraordinary fee. Indeed, at almost 100 years old, she has a new life and whilst I am often desperate to fufill her very demanding needs, I'm terribly proud to have helped her sail in to the next 100 years.
  20. partgypsy

    partgypsy New Member

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    Trumpy... I know... it's an old post...

    John H. Mathis Company and Mathis Yacht Building Company operated in adjacent facilities at Cooper Point in Camden, just upstream of the Ben Franklin Bridge.* The former built work boats and the latter yachts.* Mathis Yacht Building Company moved from Cooper Point to Gloucester City in mid-1942, where it was acquired by John Trumpy and renamed John Trumpy & Sons in 1943.* In 1947 Trumpy relocated again, to Annapolis MD, where he took over the Annapolis Yacht Yard. There may be a few naval conversions of Trumpy-built subchasers out there, but they weren't much of a sea-boat/


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