1965 Trumpy Classic

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Yacht Overview

Make: Trumpy

Model: Classic

Year: 1965

Length: 75′

Located In: Jacksonville, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Wood

YW#: 7688523


Contract broker for list of most current updates done from Jan-March 2022.

Steady as she goes. Family and friends will be very comfortable on this classic wooden Trumpy houseboat because it has a Seakeeper Gyro roll stabilization unit, meaning no roll. 

She sleeps six in three staterooms aft, each with its own head and shower compartment. Accommodations for three crew in fwd cabin, with a shared head and shower compartment are up forward in the bow. The spacious salon has two leather chairs, a sofa, and reading lamps; the luxurious aft deck overlooks the water and has seating for 7-8 guests.

Cruising at 11 knots she burns 25 gallons per hour and she has a 45 hour/500 nautical mile range (1300 fuel tank) keeping a 200 gall reserve. If you dropped to 9.5 knots, fuel consumption is much lower and range is longer.


  • Seakeeper Gyro roll stabilization
  • Bow Thruster
  • Updated, modern galley
  • Spacious aft deck with high-gloss aft bulkheads
  • Queen walk-around master cabin
  • Hinged mast allows for a 19′ air draft making her a Great Loop cruising candidate
  • Beautiful, well maintained, and has had a great history of owners

Full Specs


LOA: 75
Beam: 18 ft
Maximum Draft: 4.42 ft
Bridge Clearance: 22 ft


Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 12V71N
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 475|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 12V71N
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 475|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (800 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (1400 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (120 Gallon)


Number of single berths: 3
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 4


AMERICA, Trumpy contract number 420, was commissioned by famed Newspaper Publisher Mr. James L. Knight and was originally named JIMIANA, a combination of his name and his wifes name, Ann. During the winter, Mr. Knight had the boat docked at the Miami Herald building on Biscayne Bay, where his publishing company had headquartered

In 1971 the boat was sold to Francis Burden who renamed it Cavalier II. Over the next 25 years it has several different owners and names; Sea Level II, Yorel VI, Patience II.

In 2005, it was purchased by Joe Bartram of Bartram and Brakenhoff Yacht Brokerage. Joe had a major restoration done by the experts at Moore’s Marine, which updated and renewed almost all of the yacht’s systems and much of her structure. All the wiring and electrical systems were replaced to meet current ABYC and USCG standards. The plumbing was also updated.

In 2008, it was purchased by her current owner who installed a Seakeeper and in 2012-13 the planks and frames from the waterline to the keel on the aft third of the hull were replaced.

AMERICA has migrated north and south for the past decade, and has become particularly well know in the harbors of Palm Beach and Sag Harbor.


Three spacious staterooms with en suite heads featuring full showers aft that accommodate 6 guests. The Crew quarters are up forward and accommodate 3 crew.

Entertain on the foredeck, aftdeck or salon and enjoy the era that treasured craftsmanship and style.

Master Cabin


  • Full walk around Queen Size berth
  • (2) Mahogany topped side tables / bureaus
  • (2) Bedside reading lamps
  • (2) Large hanging lockers
  • (4) Opening ports with sliding wooden blinds
  • Carpeted sole
  • Sony LCD TV with ATT satellite service

En Suite Head:

  • Tecma freshwater flush head
  • Mahogany countertop
  • Vanity and washbasin
  • Generously sized stall shower
  • Opening port with sliding wooden blind
  • Carpeted sole

Guest Cabin (Stbd)


  • Twin size inboard single berth
  • Twin size inboard Pullman single berth above
  • Mahogany topped night table / bureau with drawers
  • (2) Reading lamps
  • (2) Opening hull ports with sliding wooden blinds
  • Large hanging locker
  • Carpeted sole

En Suite Head (Day Head):

  • Tecma freshwater flush head
  • Mahogany countertop
  • Vanity and washbasin
  • Generously sized stall shower
  • Opening port with sliding wooden blind
  • Carpeted sole
  • Direct access from the cabin or hallway to allow for “Day Head” use.

VIP Cabin (port)


  • (2) Twin size single berths
  • Center Mahogany topped bureau with drawers
  • (2) Reading lamps
  • (2) Opening hull ports with sliding wooden blinds
  • Hanging locker
  • Carpeted sole

En Suite Head:

  • Tecma freshwater flush head
  • Mahogany countertop
  • Vanity and washbasin
  • Generously sized stall shower
  • Opening port with sliding wooden blind
  • Carpeted sole

  • Carpeted sole
  • Beautifully finished in Butternut paneling
  • Large sofa
  • (2) Leather club chairs
  • Upholstered easy chair
  • Custom designed banquet for dinner service and linens
  • Entertainment center on forward bulkhead
  • Samsung ultra-thin LCD TV (2017)
  • Door to aft deck
  • Door to galley
  • Custom fitted wooden blinds
  • Bead board overhead
  • Built in desk aft to starboard

  • Corian countertops
  • Parquet floor
  • Jenn-Air Ultima convection microwave oven
  • Kitchen Aid stainless steel side by side refrigerator with ice maker
  • Kitchen Aid stainless steel dishwasher
  • Breville smart oven convection/toaster/pizza oven
  • Large stainless steel sink with garbage disposal
  • Full secondary freshwater filter system

Pilothouse and Electroincs


  • Raised settee/helm bench with chart storage under
  • Manual opening front windshield
  • 8-Spoke wood ships wheel
  • Generous storage
  • Parquet sole
  • Port and Starboard side doors


  • (3) Compressed air Wipers
  • Manually operated roof mounted spotlight
  • SeaKeeper Gyro Stabilizer controls
  • Bow thruster control Joystick
  • Ritchie 6" Magnetic Compass
  • Furuno 842 Mark 2 Radar
  • RayMarine E120 72mi Radar/Chartplotter
  • Furuno RD30 depth and water temp
  • Simrad AP25 Autopilot
  • Garmin 545 GPS/Plotter/Sounder
  • Standard Horizon PS1000 25W VHF
  • Standard Horizon Matrix 35W VHF
  • Standard Eclipse GX1250 VHF (at salon desk)
  • KVH TracVision M3 Satellite Television Antenna System

Crew Quarters

Crew Dinette/Lounge:

  • “U” Shaped dinette with seating for 4
  • Opening ports
  • Emerson flat screen LCD TV
  • Carpeted sole
  • (2) Under counter Refrigerators
  • Whirlpool stackable Clothes Washer and Dryer

Captain Cabin:

  • Located to Stb opposite
  • Single twin sized bunk
  • Hanging locker and generous drawer storage
  • Opening ports
  • Carpeted sole

Crew Cabin:

  • (2) Twin size upper and lower bunks
  • (2) Hanging lockers of good size along with drawer storage
  • Opening ports
  • Carpeted sole

Crew Shared Head:

  • Techma freshwater flush head
  • Porcelain wash basin
  • Generous storage for toiletry storage
  • Opening ports
  • Separate stall shower

Hull, Deck, and Safety Equipment

Excellent proportions with a slightly elongated foredeck and raked bow makes her one of the prettier Trumpy's.


  • (6) Coats of varnish on “most” everything (2019)
  • Portside engine room new frames, planks, floors, knees (2018)
  • Hull painted with “Cloud White” AlexSeal (2016)
  • Aft 1/3 of yacht from garboard plank to waterline has new frames, planks, floors and Knees (2013)
  • Entire Hull below waterline refastened (2013)
  • Extensive custom bilge ventilation system for a very dry and odor free yacht.

Deck Equipment:

  • Custom mast hinge allowing 19' air draft from prior 22' (2018)
  • Ideal Windlass 
  • 88lb Stainless Delta anchor with 60’ of 3/8” chain and 300’ of ¾” nylon rode
  • (2) 45lb Danforth anchors with 200’ or 1” nylon rode
  • Manually operated roof top search light
  • (2) Lap strake Sailing / rowing tenders on roof (One set of sailing gear)
  • MarQuipt TideRide gangway
  • Custom painted aluminum boarding ladder with swim ladder extension
  • Bench seating forward of the pilothouse
  • (2) Varnished steamer lounge chairs on bow
  • (2) Deck boxes with cushions for storage on bow
  • Assorted dock lines and fenders
  • Air Horn on roof
  • Sunshade for wheelhouse windows
  • Teak decks

Aft Deck:

  • Varnished sliding aft deck table provides comfortable seating and dining for 8adults
  • Full beam stern bench seating
  • Wetbar
  • KitchenAid s/s icemaker
  • (4) Varnished teak chairs

Safety Equipment:

  • Life Sling
  • (10) Type 1 PFD’s with lights
  • (14) Type 2 PFD’s
  • (2) Child PFD’s
  • (1) Infant PFD
  • All USCG required safety gear
  • (13) Hand held dry chemical extinguishers
  • (3) Amerex hand held CO2 extinguishers rated 5BC
  • Kidde smoke and monoxide detectors
  • ACR 406 MHz EPIRB Cat. B
  • Kidde fixed CO2 50lb x 2 engine room fire system

  • (2) Detroit Diesel 475hp 12V71N (Port & Stbd: 3724 hrs, since 2013)
  • (2) Twin Disc 2:1 ratio transmissions
  • Port engine rebuilt in 2010, head rebuilt 2020
  • Port transmission rebuilt in 2014
  • Starboard transmission serviced 2014
  • Racor primary filtration for both Main Engines and Generators
  • Seakeeper Gyro Stabilization system model 7000A for at rest and underway, fabricated and installed (2010)
  • Techma fresh water flush head system throughout yacht
  • 110V AC Emergency bilge pump
  • Craftsman 7 drawer tool box and assorted tools for general maintenance

  • 20kw Northern Lights generator (Port - 6252 hours)
  • 25kw Northern Lights generator (Stbd - 4726 hours)
  • Racor duel fuel filtration for Generators
  • Sidepower 24V/48VDC bow thruster
  • (4) 12V Batteries for bow thruster (replaced 2015)
  • (4) 8V-D Batteries for engine start, electronics, bilge pumps and running lights (replaced 2018) on 32V DC system
  • (2) 12V Batteries for Seakeeper stabilizer controls
  • (2) ACME Shorepower Transformers
  • (4) Battery Chargers: 12V Prosport, 12V Newmar, 32V Sentry, Charles 24V
  • 110V240V AC Power System wiring replaced to ABYC standards (2006)
  • (2) 75’ 50AMP shore power cords
  • (2) 25’ 50AMP shore power cords
  • Westward air compressor
  • (8) Cruise Air compressors / condensers
  • (6) Ocean Breeze electronic climate controls
  • 40gal Rheem water heater
  • Emergency bilge pump
  • Oil change pump
  • (4) Rule 32V automatic bilge pumps with float switches
  • (4) Rule 32V high water alarm float switches


The name AMERICA is reserved and shall not convey with the yacht as well as various books, art work and personal items that may be aboard at time of viewing.

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