Each of LIBERTY'S 9 owners have loved her and treated her as the
Grand Dame that she is. Her current owner bought her in 2012 and in
the past 7 years has lovingly restored her to her former elegance and
comfort while adding contemporary amenities. LIBERTY is one of
only 3 cruisers designed and built by John Trumpy and Sons. With her
skinny draft of 3'5" she is perfectly suited for intracoastal
and inland waters. But don't be fooled by her pedigree, she has been
set up to also cruise the Bahamas and to remain self sufficient
on the hook for up to 48 hrs.
As heads will turn when a Rolls Royce slides by, one is guaranteed to see all heads turn as LIBERTY cruises past in her stately
elegance and grace.
LIBERTY, until recently, has been kept in a boathouse in Stuart, FL.
She is ready to cruise. Her sleek profile, crisp white hull and
polished wood detailing exudes luxury, leisure and an aristocracy that
is elusive in modern cookie cutter boats. Come step aboard and
be prepared to be wowed.
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Walking along the graceful profile of LIBERTY to the boarding
ladder located just aft of midship, one cannot help but be impressed.
Her clean, clutter free, decks are perfectly suited for lounging in a
teak deck chair with a cold beverage in hand. The two dunnage
boxes are covered to protect them from the Florida sun. Proceeding
through either wing door to port and starboard, one finds a most
accommodating aft deck that can be enclosed or open with sliding
plexiglass 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 together for cocktails or dinner
extremely easy and enjoyable.
The aft deck has been refurbished to reflect a bygone era with
nautical blue indoor/outdoor carpet, white bamboo side table, lamps
as well as navy blue cushions for the settee and the chairs. All over
head lights are LED and provide perfect illumination for
reading, dancing, or chit chatting.
Aft to starboard is a sliding access door leading to the composite
swim platform. Down the bi-fold teak and gleaming stainless steel
ladder, you find the very large, teak colored swim platform; perfect
for diving, snorkeling or swimming in crystal clear waters of
the Bahamas or the Keys. The size of the swim platform makes it
perfect for jumping into the tender, lounging after swimming or just
plain goofing off. There is an air compressor located in the lazarette
Entry to the main salon is through through highly varnished double doors that are centered in the high gloss white bulkhead.
Your breath is taken away by the warmth and glow emanating from the
original mahogany paneling. The paneling and the original built
in signature Trumpy secretary on the aft starboard bulkhead were
painstakingly stripped and refinished.
The overhead is newly painted white with the traditional varnished
teak battens. Here too, the lighting has been upgraded to LED. If
you turn and look at the aft doors, you will see beautiful glass
uppers and removable bottom panels that allow the fresh breeze to
circulate. To ensure even more cross breezes, one may crank down the
two large windows located to port and starboard.These too have
been lovingly refitted and brought back to original. White shades and
valances insure privacy while dockside.
Blue and white upholstered wing chairs, so reminiscent of a luxury
rarely encountered in modern day yachts have a small table and
lamp between them. A suitably upholstered love seat is located
forward. There is a large mirror above sofa running athwart ship
across the forward bulkhead. Next to the love seat is a lovely, small
mahogany cabinet with storage and a lamp a handsome reading
lamp. A built in cabinet on the far end of the love seat houses an air
cooled portable AC unit.
The wisdom behind the portable AC unit is this: Even though wired as a
permanent accessory, there was no chopping and dicing of the
saloon to install MarineAir Air Conditioning. This unit has a
replacement cost of less than $500 and takes a couple of hours from
start to finish. The blue carpet complements the varnished bulkheads.
There is an originally designed, Trumpy yard built mahogany
Balustrade located around the steps that lead below to theguest
staterooms. This stairway is located aft to port.
The wheelhouse is forward through varnished mahogany and glass doors.
The wheelhouse has been restored to her former glory with the some
rather handy improvements that do not deter from the elegance of
her launch era. The parquet teak sole was refinished in the 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. Visions of cruising in
yacht club regattas will swirl through your mind as soon as you put
your hands on her wheel. Sure beats a stainless steel wheel. Her
steering has also been totally rebuilt and the Morse controls are very
responsive. The 2 foot pedals (one of the many Captain
inspired improvements on LIBERTY) for the massive 42 hp bow thruster
will move LIBERTY along side in an heavy wind.
She has such an extensive battery bank that you may engage for
extended periods of time without fear of draining the batteries.
Another really great idea of her extremely knowledgeable Captain and
owner was to locate one of the heavy duty battery banks below
the inboard bunk of the port guest stateroom. Makes it a lot easier to
replace batteries rather than climbing over her gleaming GM
Diesels to reach an outboard battery box.
The original location of LIBERTY‘S electrical panel has been
maintained even after the complete rewiring of the yacht. The totally
upgraded electrical panels are located to port of the helm. The
switches for the inverters are also conveniently located behind these
varnished doors. LIBERTY has been set up to live on the hook for up to
48 hours on her battery banks. The remote generator start is
also located in this area. The generator was replaced in 2017.
Breezes waft through the pilothouse via the two opening varnished
pilothouse doors to port and starboard. Open the electric center
window of the windshield, and gather even more breezes. The two side
windows comprising the rest of the windshield are fixed. All new
SECOND LOWER SALOON OR FORMER DINING ROOM:
Three steps down from the Pilothouse is the lower salon or former
formal dining salon. This room also features mahogany joinery.
2 windows have been refitted with frames and their cranking mechanisms
have been rebuilt; there are also 3 fixed windows facing
forward. The original sideboard has been updated with a flat screen TV
mounted above. The TV is concealed behind a painting held in
place by magnets which maintains the ambiance of an earlier era. There
are 2 original cabinets, one, of which houses a second
portable A/C unit. The sole is carpeted with access to the main
This comfortable area could be very easily returned to the original
intended usage as a formal dining room. A stairway to port leads
to the galley.
A doorway on the port side of LIBERTY'S leads aft from the galley
into the immaculate engine room. It is very apparent that the bulk
of the 1.3 million dollars spent to bring LIBERTY back to her former
glory, was spent in the ER.
The biggest single project on the inside of LIBERTY was the removal
from the yacht of her twin GM 6V71N engines. They left the yacht
in 2016 and were taken to East Coast Diesel. At the time of this
writing, she has approximately 500 hours on fully rebuilt and
refurbished engines. The entire engine room was gutted, steam cleaned
and refurbished including all NEW fuel tanks, water tanks and
holding tanks. She has been meticulously maintained since the
reinsertion of the now new GM 6V71 Naturals. These engines are indeed
bullet proof and they are very reliable and economical: 5 – 7 gph at
9.6 knots at 1300 rpm. The naturally aspirated engines have a
substantially longer life than more modern engines equipped with
turbos and a zillion computer chips. Most problems that might pop up
can be easily addressed without a computer and 5 technicians.
Completely rebuilt twin GM 6V71N's with approximately 500 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 as necessary 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 plastic holding tanks. (2017)