Antique and Classics 1965 Trumpy Classic boat for sale at a glance:

  • Price drop! Offered by Luke Brown Yachts originally for $695,000; now only $450,000
  • Powered by twin Detroit Diesel 12V71N / 3724 hrs
  • The boat located in Stuart, Florida
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AMERICA is for those who can appreciate a very well built, finely finished yacht that will allow them to cruise the coast or intracoastal waterway safely, comfortably, and in style.


The yacht was built for James L. Knight, of Knight Ridder news publishers, in 1965. It was called JIMIANA, a combination of his name and his wife's, Anna. During the winter, James Knight had the boat docked at the Miami Herald building on Biscayne Bay, where his publishing company had headquarters. In 1971, the boat was sold to Francis Burden, and renamed Cavalier II. Over the next 25 years it had several different owners, and named Sea Level II, Yorel VI, Patience II. In 2005 it was purchased by Joe Bartram of Bartram and Brakenhoff Yacht Brokerage. Joe Bartram had a major restoration done at Jim Moores' Marine Center, and the interior was entirely redone with white painted walls, and mahogany door frames, cabinets, and trim. All the wiring and the electrical system were replaced to meet current ABYC and USCG standards. The plumbing was also updated and new Tecma heads installed. It was named Exact, a family yacht name that had been in the Bartram family for generations. In 2008 it was purchased by Theodore Conklin, owner of the American Hotel in Sag Harbor, NY. Conklin installed a Seakeeper stabilizer and put up much of the art work from his family's nautical history. In 2012-13, a major yard period of 7 months replaced planks and frames from the waterline to the keel on the aft third of the hull. Each year more of the original hull has been replaced as necessary, until now it is about 2/3rd complete.


Cabins: 3 owner/guest

(Single Berths: 3 - 1 twin berth cabin; 1 single berth cabin with pullman

Queen Berth: 1 in Master)

Heads: 4 total

Crew Cabins: 2 - 1 captain's with single berth, 1 crew cabin with upper and lower berths

Master Cabin

• Full walk-around Queen berth

• (2) Mahogany night tables / bureaus

• (2) Reading lamps

• (2) Large hanging lockers

• (4) Opening ports and sliding wooden blinds

• Carpet on sole

• Sony LCD TV with ATT satellite service

Master Head, Ensuite

• Tecma fresh water flush head

• Mahogany countertop

• Vanity and wash basin

• Large stall shower

• Opening port with wooden bind

• Carpet on sole

Guest Cabin, Starboard

• One single berth

• Inboard Pullman single berth above

• Mahogany night stand / bureau with drawers

• (2) Reading lamps

• (2) Opening hull ports with sliding wooden blinds

• Large hanging locker

• Carpet on sole

Guest / Day Head, Ensuite

• Direct access from cabin or hallway allows “day head” use

• Tecma fresh water flush head

• Mahogany counter top

• Vanity and wash basin

• Large stall shower

• Opening port with sliding wooden blind

• Carpet on sole

VIP Cabin, Port

• (2) Twin berths

• Mahogany bureau with drawers

• (2) Reading lamps

• (2) Opening ports with sliding wooden blinds

• Hanging locker

• Carpet on sole

VIP Guest Head, Ensuite Port

• Tecma fresh water flush head

• Mahogany countertop

• Vanity and wash basin

• Large stall shower

• Opening port with sliding wooden blind

• Carpet on sole


• Butternut paneling

• Large sofa

• (2) Leather club chairs

• Upholstered easy chair

• Custom designed banquet

• Entertainment center on forward bulkhead

• Samsung Ultra-Thin LCD TV

• Door to aft deck

• Door to galley

• Custom fitted wooden blinds

• Bead board overhead

• Built-in deck aft to starboard


Corian countertops

Parquet floor

Jenn-Air Class top 4-burner stove

Jenn-Air Ultima convection microwave oven

Kitchen Aid stainless-steel side-by-side refrigerator with icemaker

Breville smart oven convection/toaster/pizza oven

Large stainless-steel sink with garbage disposal

Full secondary fresh water filter system


• Raised settee / helm bench with chart storage beneath

• Manual opening front windshield

• 8-Spoke ship’s wheel, wood

• Ample storage

• Parquet sole

• Side doors port and starboard


• Furuno 842 MK II radar

• Furuno RD30 depth and water temp

• Raymarine E120 72-mile radar / chart plotter

• Simrad AP25 autopilot

• Garmin 545 GPS / Plotter / Sounder

• Standard Horizon PS1000 25W VHF

• Standard Horizon Matrix 35W VHF

• Standard Eclipse GX1250 VHF (Salon desk)

• Seakeeper Gyro stabilizer controls

• Bow thruster control joystick

• Ritchie 6” magnetic compass

• KVH TracVision M3 satellite TV antenna system

Crew Dinette / Lounge

• U-shaped dinette with seating for four

• Opening ports

• Emerson flat screen LCD TV

• Carpet on sole

• (2) Under counter refrigerators

• Whirlpool stackable washer / dryer

Captain's Cabin, Starboard

• Single twin bunk

• Hanging locker with ample drawer storage

• Opening ports

• Carpet on sole

Crew Cabin

• (2) Twin bunks, upper and lower

• (2) Large hanging lockers with drawer storage

• Opening ports

• Carpet on sole

Crew Head

• Tecma fresh water flush head

• Porcelain wash basin

• Ample storage

• Opening ports

• Separate stall shower


  – (2) Coats of varnish on hand rails, toe rails and side panels in August 2022
  – (6) Coats of varnish (2019)
  – Major stripping and 6 coats of varnish on aft wing doors, port starboard helm doors, and areas that are exposed to the sun forward in February 2022
  – Engine room, port side new frames, planks, floors, knees (2018)
  – Hull painted with Cloud White Alexseal (2016)
  – New frames, planks, floors, and knees on aft 1/3 of vessel from garboard plank to waterline
  – Entire hull below water line refastened (2013)
  – Extensive custom bilge ventilation system

Deck Equipment

• Custom mast hinge allows 19’ air draft

• Ideal windlass

• Delta 88 lb. anchor with 60’ of 3/8” chain and 300’ of ¾” nylon rode

• (2) Danforth 45 lb. anchors with 200’ of 1” nylon rode

• Roof top search light, manual

• (2) Lap strake sailing / rowing tenders on roof (one set of sailing gear)

• MarQuipt Tide Ride gangway

• Custom painted aluminum boarding ladder with swim ladder extension

• Bench seating forward of the pilothouse

• (2) Varnished steamer lounge chairs on bow

• (2) Deck boxes with cushions for storage on bow

• Assorted dock lines and fenders

• Air horn on roof

• Sunshade for wheelhouse windows

• Teak decks

Aft Deck

• Varnished sliding aft deck table seats 8

• (4) Varnished teak chairs

• Full beam stern bench seating

• Wet bar

• KitchenAid stainless-steel icemaker

Safety Equipment

• Life sling

• (10) Type I PFD’s with lights

• (14) Type II PFD’s

• (2) Child PFD’s

• (1) Infant PFD

• All USCG required safety gear

• (13) Hand held dry chemical extinguishers

• (3) Amerex hand held CO2 extinguishers rated 5BC

• Kidde smoke and monoxide detectors

• ACR 406 MHz EPIRB Cat. B

• Kidde fixed CO2 50 lb. x 2 engine room fire system


  – Twin Detroit Diesel 12V71N, 475 hp engines
  – Cruising speed 11 – 11.5 knots at 1750 rpm’s
  – Consumption at cruise with one generator = 22 gph
  – (2) Twin Disc transmissions, 2:1 ratio
  – Port engine head rebuilt 2020
  – Port transmission rebuilt 2014
  – Starboard transmission serviced 2014
  – Racor primary filtration for both main engines and generators
  – Seakeeper Gyro stabilization system
  – 110V AC emergency bilge pump
  – Craftsman 7-drawer tool box and assorted tools for general maintenance in engine room


  – Fuel: (2) 700-gallon aluminum tanks, located between engine room and guest staterooms
  – Fresh water: (8) 100-gallon tanks, located in lazarette
  – Holding Tank: (1) Fiberglass tank, located under forward crew companionway


• Northern Lights 20 kW generator, port. Hrs. = 6625.8 as of 02/22/2023

• Northern Lights 25 kW generator, starboard. Hrs. = 5115.1 as of 02/22/2023

• Racor dual fuel filtration for generators

• Side-Power 24V/48 VDC bow thruster

• (4) 12V batteries for bow thruster (replaced 2021)

• (4) 8V-D batteries for 32V system engine start, electronics, bilge pumps, and running lights (replaced in November 2021)

• (2) 12V batteries for Seakeeper stabilizer control system replaced in 2020

• (2) ACME shore power transformers

• (4) Battery chargers: 12V Pro-Sport, 12V Newmar, 32V Sentry, Charles 24V

• 110V 240 V AC power system wiring replaced to ABYC standards (2006)

• (2) 75’ 50-amp shore power cords

• (2) 25’ 50-amp shore power cords

• Westward air compressor

• (8) Cruisair compressors / condensers

• (6) Ocean Breeze electronic climate controls

• Rheem 40 gal. water heater

• Emergency bilge pump

• Oil change pump

• (4) Rule 32V automatic bilge pumps with float switches

• (4) Rule 32V high water alarm afloat switches


One rarely has the opportunity to slow down, take a step back in time, and enjoy the amenities and aura of a classic yacht like AMERICA. Built as a gentleman’s cruiser, this lovely 75’ Houseboat style Trumpy has had caring yachtsmen as owners throughout her lifetime. Her present owner and his professional captain are no exception. AMERICA has been kept in very nice condition as well as upgraded with a Seakeeper Gyro stabilization system. She features a desirable on-deck galley, full walk-in engine room, and a gracious open-air aft deck with Strataglass enclosures, to name a few.


The name AMERICA is reserved and shall not convey with the yacht as well as various books, art work, and personal items that may be aboard at time of viewing.

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Approximate boat location – Stuart, Florida
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