Basic Information

Price: $425,000 USD
Category: Classic, Motor Yacht, .
Model: Trumpy Houseboat
Model Year: 1971
Year Built: 1971
Coast Guard #: 536358

Bradford Marine Yacht Sales
Phone: 954-377-3900
Fax: 954-377-3901



LOA: 57' 7" (17.55)
Beam: 15' 2" (4.62)
Max Draft: 3' 8" (1.12)
MFG Length: 57' 7" (17.55)

Speed, Capacities and Weight

Cruise Speed: 14.5
Max Speed: 18 Knots
Water Capacity: 250gal (946ltr)
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank: 118gal (447ltr)
Fuel Capacity: 600gal (2271ltr)
Fuel Tank Material: Iron


Total Cabins: 3
Total Berths: 4
Total Berths: 4
Sleeps: 6
Total Heads: 2
Captain Quarters: False
Crew Cabin: 1
Crew Berths: 1
Crew Sleeps: 2
Crew Heads: 1

Hull and Deck Information

Hull ID: 444
Hull Material: Wood
Deck Material: Wood
Hull Configuration: Full Displacement
Hull Designer: Fred Geiger
Hull Color: White
Hull Finish: Sterling Paint
Exterior Designer: Fred Geiger
Interior Designer: Fred Geiger

Engine Information

Manufacturer: Cummins
Model: Diamond Edition
Engine Count: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Horsepower Engine 1: 420
Horsepower Engine 2: 420
Engine 1 Hours: 2600
Engine 2 Hours: 2600

Location of Vessel

Miami, Florida United States



AURORA, Contract #444, is the fourth to the last Trumpy built and the last one built for John Trumpy himself.  She has always carried her original name and is the only houseboat to be built on the highly successful 58’ hull which, coupled with her Diamond series Cummins diesels, allows her to display a good turn of speed.  AURORA features John Trumpy’s most desirable arrangement plan and sleeps 6 in 3 staterooms. 


AURORA, Contract #444, is the fourth to the last Trumpy built and the last one built for John Trumpy himself. She has always carried her original name and is the only houseboat to be built on the highly successful 58' hull which, coupled with her Diamond series Cummins diesels, allows her to display a good turn of speed. Her 2nd owner was the State of Maryland for 5 years, followed by four private owners, inclusive of her present; all have cared for her in first class fashion. The expression "ready to go" is widely used in brokerage listings, but it should be emphasized with AURORA…she truly is ready to go. Those inspecting her will find her in good mechanical and cosmetic condition, with updated systems, and ready to go. 


AURORA features John Trumpy's most desirable arrangement plan. Wheelhouse forward, followed by a full beam galley, salon, and aft deck that can be open to the breeze or enclosed and climate controlled. Crew area is forward on the lower level followed by the engine room, guest cabin and head, and finally a full beam master with en-suite head. 

Frigidaire 4-burner glass top electric stove w/oven
Frigidaire compact dishwasher
Frigidaire full size refrigerator/freezer w/ice and water dispenser (2012)
Sharp Carousel microwave oven
Corian countertops
Large sink with spray handle faucet
Very good storage for food stuffs, plates, glasses, etc…
Parquet sole in beautiful shape

Beautifully finished with Butternut paneling
Custom secretary starboard side aft made of Paduak and Coca Bola woods (2008)
Custom library/bookcase port side aft made of Paduak and Coca Bola woods (2008)
L-shaped sofa w/storage under and Sunbrella upholstery
Beige lined Sumbrella curtains
(2) Original Trumpy arm chairs w/beige Sunbrella fabric
(2) Opening side windows to allow for fresh air
Easy chair
Sony stereo CD/DVD player with speakers
Flat Screen TV
Large storage/hanging locker

Guest Cabin:
Twin fore and aft berths w/bureau in between
Drawer and cabinet storage under bunks
(2) Reading lamps
(2) Opening ports
Cedar lined hanging locker
Custom fitted carpet

Guest Head / Day Head:
Large stall shower
Opening port
Black Palm countertop w/brushed stainless sink
Parquet sole
Raritan freshwater flush head
Large mirror and good amounts of storage

Master Cabin:
Custom athwart ship queen berth with storage under (2009) replaced the original twin separate berths
Custom ribboned Mahogany night stands w/drawers
(2) Swivel reading lamps
Set of drawers on port side w/ribbon Mahogany top
Custom reading nook w/flip up foot rest
(4) Opening ports w/blinds
Emergency escape and Lazzarett access
Flat screen TV
DVD player
Large Cedar lined hanging lockers
Custom fitted carpet sole
En-suite head w/large stall shower
Black palm counter top w/brushed stainless wash basin
Large oval mirror w/black palm trim
Raritan fresh water flush head

Crew / Guest Accommodation:
En-suite head forward w/shower and access to anchor locker
Manual flush saltwater toilet
Wash basin w/vanity
(2) Opening ports
Double upper berth w/reading lamp
Flat screen TV
Overhead hatch access/ventilation hatch with ladder
Great locker and drawer storage
(2) Large hanging lockers
Cleverly designed desk/work station integrated into what was the lower crew berth
(3) Opening ports
Original small white Trumpy chair
A 2nd double upper berth w/storage under is aft where the original crew dinette used to be.
BOSCH stackable washer and dryer
Washbasin and laundry work area with great storage
Carpeted sole
Companionway ladder access to the wheelhouse

Hull and Deck Equipment

  • Fiberglass covered painted Matterhorn White side decks, bow, and boat deck
  • Fully enclosed aft deck with wing doors
  • Tinted hard Lexan side aft deck windows (2010)
  • New zippers on soft isinglass enclosure (2012)
  • Privacy screens for all windows (2010)
  • Original Trumpy aft bench seat w/Sunbrella upholstery
  • Custom aft deck high/low table with leafs
  • (4) Aft deck arm chairs
  • Buffet/Bar area w/sink and storage
  • Folding mast on roof/boat deck w/owner absent and meal light
  • Low profile 600lb davit for lifting and lowering a tender
  • Lewmar polished stainless BRUCE 66lb anchor
  • Custom polished stainless removable anchor roller and sprit
  • Ideal windlass w/deck control fully rebuilt and re-chromed (2011)
  • All chrome on the entire boat has been re-chromed during the past 5 years
  • Large forward access hatch to crew area w/circular bronzed port light
  • Varnish on the entire vessel touched up (December 2020)
  • Salt water wash down spigot on foredeck
  • Air compressor fitting and hose within bow seating settee for fenders, etc…
  • (2) 8' long by 18" diameter military grade inflatable fenders
  • (3) Medium ball fenders
  • (2) Large ball fenders
  • (3) 34" tubular hanging fenders
  • (7) ¾" Black triple braid nylon lines
  • (2) 50 Amp shore power points 
  • (3) 50 Amp 50' long shore power cords
  • (2) 50 Amp 20' Long shore power cords
  • (12) Adult life Jackets
  • (1) Kapok original Trumpy life jackets
  • (3) Children's life jackets
  • (2) Spare 4-blade props
  • All USCG required flairs, safety package, etc…
  • (11) Fire extinguishers throughout vessel
  • Boat hook
  • Aluminum folding boarding ladder that reaches the water line
  • Fixed Marquipt 3 tread boarding stairs w/railing
  • Adjustable 2nd set of Marquipt stars
  • Original mahogany boarding ladder that folds down to the water line
  • Hull is constructed of double planked Mahogany (3/4" outer 3/8" inner) with 5200 between
  • Entire bottom replaced (1998)
  • Bottom was wooded (2011)
  • Fresh bottom Paint and Haul (December 2020)
  • Cutlass bearings replaced (2020)

Machinery and Electrical

  • (2) Cummins 6 Cylinder Diamond Edition 420hp Diesel Main Engines 
  • Walker AirSeps installed on Main Engines (2012)
  • Rebuilt fuel pump on port main engine (2020)
  • Glendenning engine synchronizer
  • (2) Twin RACOR 2000 Series Fuel Filters for Main Engines
  • 20KW Onan Generator w/Sound shield 
  • 8KW Onan Generator w/Sound shield 
  • (2) RACOR Fuel Filters for Generators
  • (2) 8D Main Engine Batteries 
  • (2) Series 56 Batteries for Generators 
  • 110/220 Volt AC system
  • 110V Florescent Engine Room Lighting (2009)
  • 110V Bilge Pump
  • (4) Automatic 12V Bilge Pumps
  • 200lb Compressed Air Tank
  • Freshwater Accumulator tank
  • Wayne 1/2hp Fresh Water Pump (2020)
  • Sentry 12v/30amp battery charger
  • Hull electrolysis monitor
  • Galvanic Isolator
  • Overboard discharge pump for holding tank, lockable with key
  • Leaded foam insulation on Engine Room overhead, forward and aft bulkheads, and hull sides
  • Tank tender fuel and water gauge
  • (7) Cruisair Air Conditioning Compressors all in good shape 
    Saloon 16,000btu
    Wheelhouse 16,000btu
    Aft Deck 16,000btu
    Galley 12,000btu
    Master 12,000btu (2020)
    Guest 5,000btu
    Crew 5,000btu

Electronics and Navigation

AIS transponder (2008)
Loud Hailer
Furuno Radar
Ritchie Compass
Northstar 61001 GPS
Garmin Map 478 GPS
Robertson AP-22 Autopilot w/wired remote
Sandpiper III Depth Sounder
ICOM hand held VHF Radio
Raritan Rudder angle indicator
Datamarine DART speed and distance logs
(2) Standard Quest Horizon VHF Radios
Standard Horizon Hailer
Bennett trim tab controls
Dual single lever Morse controls
Ships Bell
Chelsea Ships Clock and Barometer
(3) Electric windshield wipers
Ships air horn
USCG approved navigation lights
6 Spoke stainless ships wheel


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