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Our Mission

The Trumpy Yacht Association promotes the preservation, restoration, use and appreciation of the fine yachts built by the Mathis and Trumpy Yacht companies. Membership is open to anyone who owns or admires these yachts as well as to all those interested in their history and preservation.

Trumpy Yacht Association Officers:

President - William J. Waskey
Vice President - Jacob Deegan
Secretary - Susanne Max
Treasurer - Rick Cary
Board of Governors - Jason Hebert, Claudia Redmon, Earl Samson
Historian - Jerry Foster -

For more information on joining the Trumpy Yacht Association please contact President Bill Waskey via email.

Charter a Legendary Trumpy!

How do you know it's a Trumpy yacht?

Lady Catherine, a 60' Trumpy Houseboat built in 1947 is now available for three to seven night charters in New England or New York. Customized itineraries with captain and cook. You choose the ports of call!

TIRELESS, a 68' classic Trumpy motor yacht is available for charters in the Chesapeake, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Florida Keys.





 The Trumpy "signature" is a delicate gold leafed letter T on the bow, on both port and starboard sides.


Trumpy History

John Trumpy was just 23 years old when he arrived in America, a newly trained Naval architect from Berlin.  After working at the New York Shipbuilding Company in Camden, New Jersey, he joined the Mathis Yacht Building Company as a designer.  There he created nearly 50 yachts for Captains of Industry with names like DuPont, Dodge, Chrysler and Guggenheims. In 1925, he drafted the plans for Sequoia, the Presidential Yacht that served American presidents from Hoover to Ford.  In 1937 Trumpy became president of the Mathis Yacht Building Company. The company name was changed to John Trumpy & Sons as his two sons joined him in the business.  The yard was moved to Gloucester, New Jersey, then after World War II, to the Eastport section of Annapolis, Maryland. Over 400 Trumpy yachts were built before the yard closed in 1971.  The yachts that remain today, many lovingly restored, are much admired for their quality construction and timeless beauty.

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Attention TYA members! 

 Please send your Trumpy photos and stories to our webmaster for posting on this site. We want to hear about your yacht's history, what made you fall in love with the boat, share personal stories about cruising on your yacht, what have you done and what do you plan for restoration projects, etc. 



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This site was last updated 08/30/09