When the Trumpy enters the harbour, every head would turn. It was the kind of boat that managed to set an example of what a motor yacht looks like; classy, stylish, modern, yet with an appeal that would still stand out to this day. Created with the utmost care and precision, this intricate and detailed take on the Trumpy offers the perfect addition to your model boat collection. Great as a finishing piece or as a focal point, our Trumpy model boat is just what any naval enthusiast will need to add to their collection.
Boats often come with a rich and endearing history, and the Trumpy is no different. Trumpy yachts were for 50 years, from the 1920s until the 1970s, built with regularity and put out to the various waters of the world. With their sleek nature with a pristine white hull, complete with a polished wood finish, the Trumpy range of motor yachts exhibited beauty, desire, and appeal all within one stunning piece of framework. Around 400 in total were put together, but each Trumpy was built with the dedication that one would expect of a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. It’s one of the main reasons why the Trumpy has become such a major part of the history of the boating industry: their meticulous building became a term of endearment, and a reason to fall in love with the entire industry.
Indeed, even boat came with a signature look and a specific kind of finish. From the carved wooden scrollwork that would be on the bow to their pristine white shine, these were boats that managed to capture some very unique features that would became a staple of the wider industry. From the likes of the Duponts to the Chryslers, the Trumpy boat range was a staple of the rich and the famous. The name itself comes from John Trumpy Sr, a popular Norwegian-born naval architect. He’s worked in Gloucester, NJ, but soon moved into shipbuilding in Annapolis, MD, as part of the Trumpy & Sons business. When Trumpy Sr passed on in 1963, his son, John Jr, took on the mantle. Sadly, in 1974, the Trumpy empire ceased to be: rising costs, the recurring labour strikes, and the build-up of the use of fiberglass put an end to a boating dynasty that, for many, was the perfect example of what a motor yacht should be.