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