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SIRIUS, Contract #448, represents a very special opportunity to own the very last Trumpy ever built. Commissioned by Philadelphia / Palm Beach Financier, astronomer and famed stamp collector, Mr. Henry C. Gibson, as his third Trumpy. Launched as SIRIUS, her successive names were SKUA, BURWAT, and finally BROADWAY before being returned back to SIRIUS by her fifth owner. She has been shed kept on the Chesapeake Bay out of the weather for the past 20 years until recently being purchased by McMillen Yachts (the yachts 7th owner) in Portsmouth, RI. She is well maintained and generally structurally sound, but is in need of a repower, engine room refit and overall refurbishment.
SIRIUS, Contract #448, represents a very special opportunity to own the very last Trumpy ever built. Commissioned by Philadelphia / Palm Beach Financier, astronomer and famed stamp collector Mr. Henry C. Gibson as his third Trumpy. Launched as SIRIUS, her successive names were SKUA, BURWAT, and finally BROADWAY before being returned back to SIRIUS by her fifth owner. She has been shed kept on the Chesapeake Bay out of the weather for the past 20 years until recently being purchased by McMillen Yachts (the yachts 7th owner) in Portsmouth, RI. She is well maintained and generally structurally sound, but is in need of a repower, engine room refit and overall refurbishment.
"Sirius" is the last of the Trumpy "Houseboats" built with a separate pilothouse forward, a main saloon on deck and a larger soft enclosed aft deck with wing doors. Original Trumpy teak furniture to include a table, 4 lounge chairs and the aft settee. Aft deck wet bar with an ice maker and a refrigerator. Typically, the galley is on deck level but on "Sirius" there is a small sleeping cabin and head just aft of the pilothouse. The galley is below forward along with crew quarters for two and a walk-in engine room with laundry. Below and aft from the saloon is a full beam master stateroom with port and starboard twin berths and a large en-suite head with a tiled stall shower. Forward of the master is a guest stateroom to starboard with twin berths and a guest head to port with a stall shower. Foredeck has a cushioned settee in front of the pilothouse and two deck boxes. Boat deck accessed from a ladder on the starboard side deck has 2 dinghy davits.
The Pilothouse affords great visibility and access thanks to port and starboard side deck doors and a door to the saloon. Access forward to the current Galley, crew area and engine room is also from this space. A high seat with chart drawers under is on the aft bulkhead and a large clean dash for displaying charts and any electronics one may wish.
Galley is down and forward of the engine room in the crew area. If one wished, the Galley could be brought up to the main deck forward of the saloon (where the small cabin is located) and the current galley made into a crew dinette / lounge area. This area features adequate space and storage for a yacht of this size and has limitless potential.
The Saloon is typically Trumpy and very refined featuring athwart ship exposed beams, generous light through many windows on the sides and aft as well as access to the Pilothouse and Aft Deck. A companionway aft and port provide access to the two lower staterooms. The sole is carpeted.
The Master Stateroom still retains its original configuration with port and starboard twin berths and a large bureau in between. Size is generous and plenty of light comes in thanks to 4 opening ports with screens. A very large two door closet is to port and a roomy en-suite head with Vacuflush toilet, tiled stall shower, vanity and overhead escape hatch to the saloon is to port. This stateroom could be made into a centerline queen berth quite easily should one wish to contemporize the layout.
Twin Guest Stateroom
This Stateroom is also in its original configuration with two single berths running fore and aft with a small bureau of drawers in between. The top of the bureau doubles as a nightstand for both berths. There is more drawer storage under the berths as well as in the large hanging locker to starboard. Good natural light filters in through two opening ports with screens. The head for this stateroom is across the companionway to port. It is large in size and features two opening ports, a large vanity, generous storage, Vacuflush toilet and separate stall shower. This head also does double duty as the day head for the yachts guests.
Hull and Deck Equipment
- Painted nonskid fore and side decks
- Ideal Anchor Windlass
- Varnished teak cap and handrails
- Cast bronze / chrome plated or stainless deck hardware
- Settee forward of the pilothouse
- Ladder access to the hardtop on starboard side
- Marquipt tender davit system
- 13' AB inflatable with 40hp Tohatsu outboard engine
- Boarding steps
- Boarding ladder
Machinery and Electrical
- (2) Cummins 370hp Diesel Engines (original and need replacement)
- NorPro 9kw Generator recently installed (250hrs 1/2020)
- Onan 7.5kw Generator (original and needs replacement)
- Dry stack exhaust system
- (2) Welded aluminum fuel tanks
- 120/240 volt AC system
- 50 amp shore side connection
Electronics and Navigation
- Garmin 5212 Touch Screen GPS Chart Plotter
- Garmin HD Radar
- Robertson AP200DL Auto Pilot
- Standard Horizon VHF Radio
- DataMarine International Digital Depth Finder
- Original vintage compass
- Air Horns
- Windshield Wipers
- Rudder Angle Indicator
- Trim Tab
Located forward, features two over under berths to Starboard with a Vacuflush head forward. A separate stall shower is just aft to Port following two large hanging lockers. The cabin is generous in size and could easily be used as a third stateroom should the new owner wish to owner operate.
The opportunity to own SIRIUS, the last Trumpy ever built, is a unique one. She has been well maintained by her prior owners and is structurally sound, but she is in need of a mechanical refit and her interior updated. Priced accordingly, the extent of the refit by McMillen Yachts can be customized to a new owner's tastes, desires and budget. The end result will be a turnkey, fully restored, classic yacht at a fraction of the cost of a comparable new 60’.
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