Eric Horst
Bayport Yacht Sales
323 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD, US
Office: (410) 643-8100
Mobile: (410) 212-5264

1965 Trumpy Cruiser
Boat Type: Antique and Classic Address: Chester, MD, US Price: $189,900


As of 8/13/2021  "Minnow" is SALE PENDING.
MINNOW was originally built for Henry Sears, a former Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. She was well known for having been one of the fastest Trumpy Cruisers of her era. She has been lovingly maintained and updated by her present and former owners who have added some very nice custom details. The entire interior of the yacht has been recently painted and varnished. This is the only Flush Deck 50' Trumpy ever built. She has been re-powered with modern Cat diesels which provide a comfortable 18 knot cruise and 24 knots top speed. MINNOW has had numerous updates of equipment, and is a showpiece for the deserving buyer. She is in very nice condition.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Trumpy Vessel Name: Minnow
Model: Cruiser Boat Type: Antique and Classic
Year: 1965 Hull Material: Wood
Category: Power Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Chester, MD, US Designer: John Trumpy
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 50 ft - 15.24 meter Draft - max: 3 ft 9 in - 1.14 meter
LOA: 50 ft - 15.24 meter Bridge Clearance: 13 ft 9 in - 4.19 meter
Beam: 13 ft 6 in - 4.11 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Caterpillar Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 3126B Drive Type:
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 1100 Horsepower: 420 (Individual), 840 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 21 MPH Max Speed: 28 MPH
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 300 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: -
Fresh Water Tank: 225 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 2 Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: 2 Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: No    


Accommodations and Layout
Owner's aft stateroom is full width with a fore and aft double berth to port and a single berth to starboard. Full length hanging locker to port, with a private head and stall shower to starboard. Bureau between the bunks, and more than ample drawer and storage space throughout. Beautiful hardwood flooring and cherry paneling.
Moving forward and up a few steps into the main saloon has raised teak inlaid paneling. Saloon is traditionally decorated, in blue and off-white. A wrap around ultra-leather settee is to starboard with two leather barrel back chairs to port. Sole has cork flooring with teak trim.
Engine room is below the main salon and accessible through large hatches.
Down a few steps to starboard is the galley with Princess gourmet flat-top stove, double stainless steel sink, stand-up LG refrigerator and freezer, white cabinetry and black granite counter tops. Opposite to port is a U-shaped dinette with a varnished teak table. Forward is a guest stateroom with upper and lower berths, hanging locker, storage and a head with shower forward. Both the galley and forward stateroom have teak and holly sole.
The helm station is open to the aft deck to facilitate entertaining while under way or at anchor. Teak aft deck is fully air conditioned and has wing doors, sliding glass side enclosure and roll up curtains aft. Original Trumpy wet bar and teak deck furniture.The overhead in the aft deck is Alaskan yellow cedar and ash beams with a tongue and groove beautiful high gloss varnish finish.

FURUNO Nav-Net Radar
Simrad AP 20 Auto-Pilot
NorthStar 952X GPS/Chart Plotter
Original Compass and Binnacle
Digital Tank Monitor

Deck, Hull and Accessories
Stainless steel boarding ladder
Numerous additional teak and stainless steel handrails throughout
Bow seat
Stainless steel bow davit
Signal mast
Teak railings with stainless stanchions
Fenders, dock lines, etc.
Emergency tiller
New rudders & shafts 2005
New mufflers & exhaust 2005
Electric oil change system 2005
Bilges painted - 2 coats
New anchor rode
New heating system
Bottom of hull stripped from waterline down
All seams reefed & recaulked with 8 coats west system
Awlgrip hull & deck finish
Stereo & CD player
Varnish interior & exterior in excellent condition
Life raft in fiberglass canister (needs re-certification)

Mechanical Details
1,000 Hour service on the Cats has been completed12kw Kilopack Diesel Genset (2003) 
CruiseAir Air Conditioning
All new wiring and electrical panel installed 2005
New battery switches
50 amp dockside service
Racor filters with vacuum pressure gauges
Pressurized water system with anchor washdown on bow
Battery charger
Fireboy system
Dual air horns
New impellers, oil filters

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Eric Horst
Bayport Yacht Sales
323 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD, US
Office: (410) 643-8100
Mobile: (410) 212-5264