Listed at $104,900

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Available for SaleChesapeake60' 1957 Trumpy 

1957 Trumpy 60' Houseboat - Project - Work In Progress

One of the few remaining Yachts built by John Trumpy & Sons. With approximately 70 remaining of the 428 built from 1920 until 1972 left in the world this Rare “Galley Up” 1957 Trumpy 59’ Houseboat boat is ready for its next adventure! The current owner bought her in 2009, and after doing major renovations including a new generator, one rebuilt transmission, extensive wood replacement, new copper counter tops in the galley, SAT/TV along with a keel replacement in 2014. She was used primarily for the owner’s previous marina marketing program, traveling from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida yearly until she was hauled in 2016. She motored down to Beaufort from her permanent slip in Virginia and hauled out for some additional renovations which were not completed due to a dispute with the contractor.

Please see the photos of the vessel prior to being hauled, in the water and now on land needing renovations.

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by United Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


LOA: 60' (19 m)
Beam: 14' (5 m)
Hull Material: Wood
Fuel Capacity: 400 gal (1,515 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 260 gal (985 L)
Holding Tank: 125 gal (474 L)
Flag: United States
Location: Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
Build Year: 1957
Builder: Trumpy
Model: Houseboat
Type: Antique and Classics


Vessel Walkthrough

With a ladder that is on the bow, you can access the vessel via 4 different entry points on the main level. The main level has an aft deck that is an adequate size for many different settings. From there you can enter the main salon or go on either the port or starboard Teak walkway to the helm or bow area.

The main salon is the major room for many activities due to its size. As you enter the main salon immediately to the right you have stairs that go down to the Master Stateroom and the Guest Stateroom. The Guest Stateroom is to the stern and the Master Stateroom is in front of the Guest room. There is a head and shower for each stateroom and both need renovating.

From the main salon the next room is the Galley with a propane stove and oven, refrigerator, many storage cabinets and copper countertops.

From the galley you continue forward to the helm area. There is a cushioned seat that is in good condition behind the helm with all the electronics, compass, radio easily accessible. I don’t know the condition of the electronics and the wiring throughout the boat. These systems will all have to be surveyed.

In the helm there are doors on each side to access the bow or the stern area.

On the port side (left side of the helm) there are steps that go down to the crew quarters with a bunk on the starboard side and a washer/dryer combo on the port side. Ahead on the lower deck is the head and shower. Immediately to the right of the steps is the door to the engine room. Engines need to be inspected and painted. The batteries most likely have to be replaced.

Main Salon:

Spacious. Needs flooring: wood, carpet or vinyl.


Refrigerator was new 8 years ago but most likely needs to be replaced. Microwave was removed and needs to be replaced.


I have a list of most of the electronics that are currently on board. I would imagine that new electronics would be preferable. Contact me if you want a list of the current electronics.

Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment:

All engine and mechanical equipment needs to be checked.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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