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Available for SaleLiberty68' 1954 Trumpy 

John Trumpy designed and built the most iconic American motor yachts from the 1920's until the 1970's. They always evoke a much kinder, gentler time in American history wherever they grace a harbor or marina. That was a time when yachts were yachts and life was simpler. John bestowed much love, elegance and functionality into each of the over 400 yachts that were built bearing the name Trumpy.

LIBERTY started life on John's drafting board as Design Number 368 and was designated the moniker SERANO. She was built in Annapolis, MD.



  • Twin GM 6V71N diesels removed and rebuilt, now have 650 hours
  • 3 Stateroom/ 2 Head Layout plus Crew

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Rick Obey 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: 68' (21 m)
Beam: 14' (5 m)
Hull Material: Wood
Fuel Capacity: 175 gal (663 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 120 gal (455 L)
Holding Tank: 45 gal (171 L)
Location: Florida, Stuart, United States
Build Year: 1954
Builder: Trumpy
Model: Cruiser
Type: Motor Yachts
Cruising Speed: 9 Knots
Max Speed: 13 Knots



  • Depthsounder
  • Log-Speedometer
  • Navigation Center
  • Autopilot
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • TV Set
  • Plotter
  • Compass
  • Radar
  • VHF

Inside Equipment

  • Bow Thruster
  • Oven
  • Microwave Oven
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Water
  • Deep Freezer
  • Electric Bilge Pump
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Air Compressor
  • Electric Head
  • Refrigerator
  • Battery Charger

Electrical Equipment

  • Shore Power Inlet
  • Inverter
  • Generator

Outside Equipment/ Extras

  • Gangway
  • Tender
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Swimming Ladder
  • Davit(s)
  • Liferaft
  • Cockpit Table

LIBERTY Is Ready For New Adventures

Each of LIBERTY'S 9 owners have loved her and treated her as the Grand Dame that she is.nHer current owner bought her in 2012 and in the past 7 years has lovingly restored her to hernformer elegance and comfort while adding contemporary amenities. LIBERTY is one of only 3ncruisers designed and built by John Trumpy and Sons. With her skinny draft of 3'5" she isnperfectly suited for intracoastal and inland waters. But don't be fooled by her pedigree, she hasnbeen set up to also cruise the Bahamas and to remain self sufficient on the hook for up to 48nhrs.


As heads will turn when a Rolls Royce slides by, one is guaranteed to see all heads turn asnLIBERTY cruises past in her stately elegance and grace.n

LIBERTY, until recently has been kept in a boathouse in Stuart, FL. She is ready to cruise.nHer sleek profile, crisp white hull and polished wood detailing exudes luxury, leisure andnan aristocracy that is elusive in modern cookie cutter boats. Come step aboard and be preparednto be wowed.n

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Construction and Refit Features

  • LIBERTY has her original canvas over wood decking which has been glassed over andnpainted white.n
  • The top of the cabin house has been rebuilt and glassed over by Moores Marine inn2014 while lying in Riviera Beach FLn
  • LIBERTY had her bottom re planked with long leaf yellow pine on Oak frames duringnthe same yard visit in 2014. She is fastened with bronze fasteners.n
  • Her pillow blocks were also replaced at the same time.n
  • Any and all necessary repairs below water were completed in 2014 by Jim Mooresnteam of crafts people.n
  • Great care was taken in painting LIBERTY with white Awlgrip on her topsides.n
  • Her cap rails, hand rails and all exterior teak have been varnished with at least 9ncoats of varnish, several coats of clear Awlgrip and an additional coat is added everyn6 months.n
  • A new worm shoe was added to LIBERTY during her annual maintenance in Apriln2017. During the same yard visit LIBERTY received new zincs and Sea Hawk bluenbottom paint.
  • August 2019 was her last yard visit during which time everything below the waternline was inspected and found to be in excellent condition. Her annual maintenancenwas performed and she returned to the water after less than a week out of the water.
  • There are 6 Port lights per side with newly restored stainless steel “eyebrows”.nLIBERTY also has 7 Round port lights per side finished with gold leaf and rednaccent surrounds.n
  • LIBERTY has side decks with white overheads accented with teak battens.n
  • The Varnished Mahogany Transom of LIBERTY is a show stopper with her gold leafnname and hailing port.n
  • LIBERTY has the intricate signature bow scroll of all Trumpys including Sequoia,nthe presidential yacht, that makes them stand out in a crowd.n
  • A stainless steel ladder leads from the starboard side deck to the hard top above.n
  • The mast has also benefited from a minimum of 9 coats of varnish and does sport allnof the necessary lights including master aboard and dinner being served lights.

Work Completed 2018

  • June 2018: Haul out - bottom painted with 2 coats of Sea Hawk.
  • Cutlass bearings were inspected and found to be fine.n

March, 2018, all three heads were extensively refurbished including:

  • Fabricated fixed portlight covers.
  • All new vinyl straw wall coverings
  • New teak flooring.
  • Custom vanities with corian countertops.
  • New sinks and new plumbing.
  • New Nickel plated, spot resistant faucets, shower head, etc. (mostly Grohe).
  • New Exhaust fans in both bathrooms.
  • New LED lighting.
  • New Custom built shower door.

Vessel Walk Thru

Walking along the graceful profile of LIBERTY to the boarding ladder located just aft ofnmidship, one cannot help but be impressed. Her clean, clutter free, decks are perfectly suitednfor lounging in a teak deck chair with a cold beverage in hand. The two dunnage boxes arencovered to protect them from the Florida sun. Proceeding through either wing door to port andnstarboard, one finds a most accommodating aft deck that can be enclosed or open with slidingnplexiglass windows and roll-up isinglass curtains. There is a built in settee fully aft, a very handy Hi-Lo table and 4 white Bamboo chairs that make gathering guests togethernfor cocktails or dinner extremely easy and enjoyable.n

The aft deck has been refurbished to reflect a bygone era with nautical blue indoor/outdoorncarpet, white bamboo side table, lamps as well as navy blue cushions for the settee and thenchairs. All over head lights are LED and provide perfect illumination for reading, dancing, ornchit chatting.n

Aft to starboard is a sliding access door leading to the composite swim platform. Down the bifold teak and gleaming stainless steel ladder, you find the very large, teak colored swimnplatform; perfect for diving, snorkeling or swimming in crystal clear waters of the Bahamas ornthe Keys. The size of the swim platform makes it perfect for jumping into the tender, loungingnafter swimming or just plain goofing off. There is an air compressor located innthe lazarette locker.n

Entry to the main salon is through through highly varnished double doors that are centered innthe high gloss white bulkhead.n

Your breath is taken away by the warmth and glow emanating from the original mahoganynpaneling. The paneling and the original built in signature Trumpy secretary on the aft starboardnbulkhead were painstakingly stripped and refinished.n

The overhead is newly painted white with the traditional varnished teak battens. Here too, thenlighting has been upgraded to LED. If you turn and look at the aft doors, you will see beautifulnglass uppers and removable bottom panels that allow the fresh breeze to circulate. To ensureneven more cross breezes, one may crank down the two large windows located to port andnstarboard.These too have been lovingly refitted and brought back to original. White shades andnvalances insure privacy while dockside.n

Blue and white upholstered wing chairs, so reminiscent of a luxury rarely encountered innmodern day yachts have a small table and lamp between them. A suitably upholstered lovenseat is located forward. There is a large mirror above sofa running athwart ship across thenforward bulkhead. Next to the love seat is a lovely, small mahogany cabinet with storage and anlamp a handsome reading lamp. A built in cabinet on the far end of the love seat houses an airncooled portable AC unit.n

The wisdom behind the portable AC unit is this: Even though wired as a permanent accessory,nthere was no chopping and dicing of the saloon to install MarineAir Air Conditioning. This unitnhas a replacement cost of less than $500 and takes a couple of hours from start to finish. Thenblue carpet complements the varnished bulkheads. There is an originally designed, Trumpy yardnbuilt mahogany Balustrade located around the steps that lead below to theguest staterooms.nThis stairway is located aft to port.n

The wheelhouse is forward through varnished mahogany and glass doors.n

The wheelhouse has been restored to her former glory with the some rather handy improvementsnthat do not deter from the elegance of her launch era. The parquet teak sole was refinished innthe Spring of 2017. Along the aft bulkhead is a traditional bench seat with 2 large file drawers and 3 very handy chart drawers. Opposite the settee is the traditional wooden spoke wheel.nVisions of cruising in yacht club regattas will swirl through your mind as soon as you put yournhands on her wheel. Sure beats a stainless steel wheel. Her steering has also been totallynrebuilt and the Morse controls are very responsive. The 2 foot pedals (one of the many Captainninspired improvements on LIBERTY) for the massive 42 hp bow thruster will move LIBERTYnalong side in an heavy wind.n

She has such an extensive battery bank that you may engage for extended periods of timenwithout fear of draining the batteries. Another really great idea of her extremely knowledgeablenCaptain and owner was to locate one of the heavy duty battery banks below the inboard bunk ofnthe port guest stateroom. Makes it a lot easier to replace batteries rather than climbing over herngleaming GM Diesels to reach an outboard battery box.n

The original location of LIBERTY‘S electrical panel has been maintained even after thencomplete rewiring of the yacht. The totally upgraded electrical panels are located to port of thenhelm. The switches for the inverters are also conveniently located behind these varnishedndoors. LIBERTY has been set up to live on the hook for up to 48 hours on her battery banks.nThe remote generator start is also located in this area. The generator was replaced in 2017.n

Breezes waft through the pilothouse via the two opening varnished pilothouse doors to port andnstarboard. Open the electric center window of the windshield, and gather even more breezes.nThe two side windows comprising the rest of the windshield are fixed. All new wiper motors.



Three steps down from the Pilothouse is the lower salon or former formal dining salon. Thisnroom also features mahogany joinery. 2 windows have been refitted with frames and theirncranking mechanisms have been rebuilt; there are also 3 fixed windows facing forward. Thenoriginal sideboard has been updated with a flat screen TV mounted above. The TV is concealednbehind a painting held in place by magnets which maintains the ambiance of an earlier era.nThere are 2 original cabinets, one, of which houses a second portable A/C unit. The sole isncarpeted with access to the main engines.n

This comfortable area could be very easily returned to the original intended usage as anformal dining room. A stairway to port leads to the galley.n

A stairway from the main salon accesses the staterooms


  • Full Beam, Aft
  • Centerline Queen berth w/NEW Tempur-Pedic mattress
  • Drawers below berth
  • 2 x Hanging lockers with slide outs
  • 2 x Nightstands w/lamps
  • Seating-port
  • Vanity & stool-starboard
  • Vizio TV
  • Overhead hatch
  • 4 x Opening portlights w/louvered privacy doors


  • NEW Crown Imperial fresh water throne, 2018
  • NEW Plumbing
  • NEW Grohe faucets
  • Separate stall show w/custom door
  • NEW exhaust fan
  • NEW wiring
  • NEW LED lighting
  • NEW Custom Vanity w/Corian top, 2018


  • Twin berths w/drawers below
  • Custom Blue spreads and shams
  • NEW Tempur-Pedic mattresses
  • Built-in nightstand between berths with mirror above.
  • 110v Wall Scones over each berth
  • 110v LED overhead lights
  • 2 x Opening portlights
  • Hanging locker
  • Full length mirror on forward bulkhead


  • Twin berths w/drawers below
  • Custom Navy Blue spreads and shams
  • NEW Tempur-Pedic mattresses
  • Built-in nightstand between berths with mirror above.
  • 110v Wall Scones over each berth
  • 110v LED overhead lights
  • 2 x Opening portlights
  • Hanging locker
  • Full length mirror on forward bulkhead


  • NEW Crown Imperial fresh water throne, 2018
  • NEW Plumbing
  • NEW Grohe faucets
  • Separate shower stall w/curtain
  • NEW exhaust fan
  • NEW wiring
  • NEW LED lighting
  • NEW Custom vanity w/Corian top, 2018


  • The door to the crew quarters is located out board on the starboard side of the galley
  • Accommodations for 3 persons
  • Head and sink are all the way forward and there is a separate shower stall
  • Avanti drink refrigerator
  • Premium ice maker
  • Large overhead hatch


  • Garmin 7215 color 17” screen monitor with radar, chart plotter, depth and speed, AIS
  • Garmin autopilot
  • VHF radio
  • Fixed stainless steel binnacle with compass
  • Search light control.
  • Dual air horns.
  • A clock and barometer are located on the aft bulkhead as well as a teak binocular box.
  • Her launch medallions are also located on the aft bulkhead


  • Completely refurbished to its original functionality and classic appearance in 2015.
  • Completely rewired
  • Original stainless steel Star Metal double door refrigerator w/freezer below was completely renewed
  • 4 burner electric Whirlpool stove with oven is new on the inside and classic looking on the outside.
  • Bulkheads were freshly painted, trim and cabinets re-varnished and new blue and white asphalt tile flooring was installed.
  • Overhead longitudinal beams have been boxed in with teak
  • Stainless steel counters are ta signature Trumpy detail.
  • Deep stainless steel sink
  • Abundant storage, cabinets and drawers will please your most discriminating seagoing chef
  • New Panasonic microwave/convection oven is a great asset to a sea
  • Hinged, highly varnished teak table provides extra counter space or a quick snack
  • Overhead butterfly hatch with plenty of glass to allow in the daylight
  • 4 Round port lights

Deck Equipment

  • Highly varnished handrails with stainless stanchions.
  • Highly varnished caprails.
  • Painted wood dunnage boxes, covered -Foredeck
  • Large crew companionway hatch.
  • Glass and teak hatch over galley/crew area with protection bars.
  • Ideal electric windlass with rope and chain capstans 40’ Chain and 250’ new rode.
  • Powerful Bendix electric bow thruster (42 Horsepower) with remote foot pedals in the pilothouse just below the helm.
  • 2 Danforth anchors: (1) 50 lb. on bow; (1) 80 lb. in lazarette
  • “Dummy” stack with storage located inside
  • Garmin antenna
  • Dual air horns
  • Search light controlled from the pilothouse.
  • Electric Davit.
  • Avon 12’ RIB tender in chocks (2010) with Nissan 8 hp outboard


A doorway on the port side of LIBERTY'S leads aft from the galley into the immaculate enginenroom. It is very apparent that the bulk of the 1.3 million dollars spent to bring LIBERTY backnto her former glory, was spent in the ER.n

The biggest single project on the inside of LIBERTY was the removal from the yacht of her twinnGM 6V71N engines. They left the yacht in 2016 and were taken to East Coast Diesel. At thentime of this writing, she has approximately 650 hours on fully rebuilt and refurbished engines.nThe entire engine room was gutted, steam cleaned and refurbished including all NEW fuelntanks, water tanks and holding tanks. She has been meticulously maintained since thenreinsertion of the now new GM 6V71 Naturals. These engines are indeed bullet proof and theynare very reliable and economical: 5 – 7 gph at 9.6 knots at 1300 rpm. The naturally aspiratednengines have a substantially longer life than more modern engines equipped with turbos and anzillion computer chips. Most problems that might pop up can be easily addressed withoutna computer and 5 technicians.n

Completely rebuilt twin GM 6V71N's with approximately 650 hours.

  • NEW Stainless Steel fuel tanks
  • NEW Stainless Steel water tanks
  • NEW wiring
  • NEW plumbing
  • NEW Oberdorfer AC water pump
  • 1 Newer AC compressor
  • 1 New (2018) AC compressor for master stateroom
  • All new bilge pumps and float switches during the past years
  • NEW exhaust system
  • NEW 12v lighting
  • NEW engine mounts
  • NEW Camera for the engine room
  • NEW oil change system
  • NEW exhaust blankets.
  • Original chain and link manual steering: NEW cables and pulleys in 2015
  • 2014 3 bladed bronze 24" props are inspected and are refurbished asnnecessary every year.
  • Stainless Steel shafts are dialed every 3 years
  • Cutlass bearings new in 2018
  • Pillow blocks 2014
  • LIBERTY has 30k in new plumbing, Crown Imperial Heads with 2 new plasticnholding tanks. (2017)


  • 110/220 V AC
  • 12 V DC
  • 2 Newer 4kw Inverters
  • Heavy duty alternators on both engines.
  • 2 x 50 amp power cords with electrical outlets both port and starboard.
  • Newer 42 HP Bendix Electric Bow Thruster
  • 1 NEWER 12v battery bank for engine starting
  • 1 Newer 12v start battery bank for generator
  • 5 Newer 12v maintenance free batteries for House bank.
  • All batteries are less than 1 year old.
  • Onan 20 kw generator with 1900 hours. This generator was purchased used innAugust 2016 with 1500 hrs on it. Has been totally serviced.
  • All new wiring through out LIBERTY.
  • Electric dinghy Davit recently serviced.
  • Night lights on timers in Galley.
  • Custom light covers in galley.
  • All new 12 v and 110 v LED lighting throughout LIBERTY.
  • Two newer Portable self contained AC's for saloons.
  • Bauer mini air compressor located in the lazarette.

Safety Equipment

  • Flares in flare kit
  • Life Vests - 2 per Stateroom plus 3 Crew
  • Winslow 6-man life raft
  • SART EPIRB (mounted on stack)
  • Portable fire extinguishers in each cabin
  • 2 x CO2 canisters 30 lb & 40 lb.- Engine room -NEW, 2015


  • Owners personal items


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.

Work Completed 2019

  • Full bottom service was competed in August 2019.n
  • Bottom inspected during haul out.n
  • All thru hulls were serviced.n
  • New bottom paint and new zincs.n
  • Engine room detailed.n
  • Varnish work underway.


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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