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1947 Trumpy Personal Houseboat

A$  483,710*
Price Drop: A$  14,227 (Oct 22)
Interested in this boat? Tel: 954-283-7917
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John Trumpy's personal yacht

Year:
1947
Length:
19m
Engine/Fuel Type:
Twin / diesel
Located In:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hull Material:
Wood
YW#:
81935-3673273
Current Price:
US$ 340,000 (A$  483,710) 

Some boats have stage presence. When they enter a harbor, every head turns. Trumpy motoryachts have that hard-to-define appeal. Like a Frank Lloyd Wright house or a Rolls Royce, they are a product of their time yet possess a timeless appeal.

Built from the 1920s to 1970s, Trumpy yachts are a study in elegance. Their sleek profile, crisp white hulls and polished wood detailing exude luxury and leisure.

Although more than 400 were built, each Trumpy was meticulously handcrafted to the owner’s specifications. While every Trumpy is unique, the boats have a signature look and always the essential Trumpy embellishment: carved wood scrollwork on the bow that, on close inspection, incorporates a capital T. In their heyday, the boats were de rigueur for members of the aristocracy, among them aviation pioneer Howard Hughes, the Chrysler family, President Hoover, and the Duponts.

Since 1947, Aurora II has only had 7 owners.  She is very original.  John Trumpy built six Auroras in all. They were his showboats, built to suit himself rather than commissioned by owners. The first Aurora was sold before it was completed. The second Aurora, Aurora II, John Trumpy owned and used for the longest period.  She has several features that were John's personal requirements, such as AC..  She will cruise most of the Intra -Coastal without opening bridges provided that you have 14'4" of clearance.. John Trumpy was not a fan of needing to stop at bridges and wait upon a bridge tender.

Aurora II was the first to have air conditioning. She has a clipper bow, a one-off front seat, the mast, full main saloon with a dining saloon down and her styling was based on Trumpy’s favorite features on previous boats, a showcase for the evolution of his designs. She was the last Trumpy to be built in Gloucester, N.J. and she was moved and completed in Annapolis, Maryland, the first to be launched at Trumpy’s last boatyard.

The boat, which is still very original to the way Trumpy built her in 1947, has won awards at Ocean Reef’s Vintage Weekend , Fort Lauderdale Winterfest, and Vero Antique and Classic Boat Show.. The current owner, who is the custodian of other classic wooden boats, has lived on Aurora II to make sure everything is operational. Traveling at 8 knots, with the generator on, she sips fuel at around four gallons per hour.

Trumpys are the ultimate Dream Boats. It’s easy to envisage a leisurely, even presidential afternoon aboard, dining in formal elegance or fishing off the back deck. 

EASY TO PREVIEW DURING THE FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW.

ANNUAL YARD VISIT COMPLETED 10/20/2020

 

VIRTUAL VISITS ARE AVAILABLE.

 

10.000$ PRICE REDUCTION.  PLEASE BRING ALL OFFERS.





For additional information and showing instructions, please contact:

Yolanda Phinney, CPYB

C: 954.648.4264

yo@rickobeyyachtsales.com



Please contact Yolanda V. Phinney CPYB at 954.648.4264

Interested in this boat? Tel: 954-283-7917

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