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1939 90 (ft.) TRUMPY Mathis

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General Information

Listing# 122740

Fort Lauderdale , FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
John Trumpy
90 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
Engine Type

General Details

A classic of American yachting is now available after extensive upgrades to bring the yacht back to its original and authentic grandeur. One of the few yachts of this caliber that is maintained to U.S Coast Guard inspected passenger vessel standards, this yacht has hosted American Presidents and world leaders. With a pristine interior of three staterooms plus crew this yacht will appeal to the purist who wants the luxury of bygone days.

On August 14, 2013 Innisfail received a new US Coast Guard 5 year Certificate of Inspection to carry 70 passengers. A thorough inspection of the bottom of the yacht by the Coast Guard inspectors was completed in July along with all safety items. While the yacht was hauled the bottom and the boot stripe were painted.




Main Deck
This classic flush deck motor yacht has the look of elegant yachting of the 1930s. Launched in 1939, with three double staterooms plus crew, John Trumpy designed yachts were the ultimate in American yachting. The focal point of these yachts is the large aft deck with a curved settee all the way aft over what is known as a “wine glass transom.”  This aft deck with sliding glass windows and panels of isinglass that can be opened is 21 feet from the salon door all the way to the back of the settee and 15 feet wide at the salon. The varnished teak deck was installed with a “V’ pattern in a traditional design. What is not traditional are the two recently installed built in teak cabinets forward, one has an large capacity ice maker and wine cooler, the other has two Kitchen Aid refrigerated drawers, one a freezer the other a refrigerator along with storage for glasses. Two weather doors to the side decks can be opened for air circulation or closed for weather protection. Since the aft deck is so large there is room for a large varnished teak dining table with room for six plus a leaf to expand for more seating. then the conversation area is aft of that with the settee, chairs and cocktail tables. This classic yacht has had extensive work done in the last few years to bring the yacht back to its original appearance. Over the years some changes were made that were thought to modernize the look. However part of the beauty of this elegant yacht now is that it has been restored to look as it did when launched in 1939.
Aft Deck
The aft deck has been upgraded to include new upholstery and teak furniture. Two chairs, teak wood frames with cushions Two side tables, bent wood frames with glass tops Four coffee tables teak with lattice tops Bench seat, full transom width, 2x speakers built-in, upholstered chairs 12 adult life jackets – under aft seat Side enclosures, 6 ½ ‘siding safety glass Remainder: zippered isinglass upper and fabric lower Side rails, teak with metal stanchions and double intermediate lifelines Two wing doors to side decks, teak Overhead, high gloss painted white Teak dining table with (6) teak folding dining chairs
Main Salon
The main salon is bright and airy with large windows to each side. The two sets of windows on each side, one forward the other aft are 9 feet long each so the view out the windows to see the anchorage, the passing ocean, or the other yachts in the marina is another highlight of the yacht. The design of the yacht, a traditional flush deck has walk around side decks, but the salon is still very wide and long, being a total of 27 feet from the aft deck to the galley. The interior woodwork which is in excellent condition, is high gloss teak with dark green carpeting to highlight the richness of the wood. The overhead or the ceiling as landlubbers would call it, is also traditional design, painted in gloss white with cross pieces (Battens) of darker mahogany on each beam with high gloss varnish. None of the furniture in this salon is built in so the new owner can change the layout to any style that they desire. The current furniture consists of very valuable original Art Deco pieces in keeping with bringing the yacht back to its original elegance. There are a few built in enclosures, to house the modern recent air conditioning units fore and aft, and on the aft bulkhead hidden behind an antique mirror is a large Samsung flat screen TV. The current furniture is antique Art Deco to complete the look of 1930s style. Designer carpet – edge banded – fire retardant New aft companionway banister Twelve window shades – custom Completely refinished headliner – solid with varnished beam laths Jensen stereo/CD player-hidden behind a varnished teak cover Samsung flat screen TV – 40” HD- hidden behind a hinged high gloss teak panel with antique mirror. Two recent air conditioner units with modern digital controls
The galley is located mid ship, just forward of the main salon and just aft of the pilothouse. The style fits the period of the yacht with white painted cabinets but with modern stainless refrigerator, stove and convection microwave replaced in 2009. The counter tops are Corian with varnished “fiddle rails” which are raised edges so that items cannot slide off the counters when underway. For fresh air and natural light there are two chromed portholes along with a large opening window between them and a full door to the other side. Refrigerator – SS, Fischer & Paykel Coffee maker – Black & Decker Microwave – GE Profile, SS Range, GE SS (5) burner Recent Danby dishwasher Sink, SS, double Three lights, overhead Air Conditioning Vent Two portholes, 15’ round Assorted galley equipment Fire Extinguisher, B-1, dry chemical
Forward of the galley is the on deck pilothouse with doors to both port and starboard. This pilothouse has been rebuilt with the forward windows redone to reflect the original style of the yacht when built in 1939. The ships wheel is varnished teak with a destroyer wheel stainless ring. The engine controls in glistening chrome have a traditional look but are in pristine condition. Over the forward windows are a recent VHF radios, and Simrad autopilot and other recent electronics in the helm area. This pilothouse also has a white gloss ceiling with dark varnished wood strips over the seams and a varnished parquet floor. Compass, white, 6” Sperry binnacle Two chromed double lever controls Two engine gauge clusters – new instruments Thruster control, American Rudder position indicator, Raytheon Simrad AP 28 autopilot recently updated Depth sounder, Raymarine digital Garmin GPS Map 4212 – new – with AIS and video from engine room Two VHF, ICOM. ICM 504 with Commander microphones Ship’s wheel, teak 12 Volt panel, 16 breakers 120 Volt panel, 8 breakers Two Speakers, overhead Four Light fixtures, overhead Antique SSB radio, Pierce Simpson, Imperial 150B, Ornamental value only Engine shut down control box, custom, Halon activated Four  Framed certificates, Cert. of Inspection Clock/barometer set, 6’, bronze – Chelsea Two AC vents Bench seat, upholstered, two chart drawers beneath Bilge pump control panel Teak parquet floor Wipers and controls Panasonic telephone set Bilge flooding control panel
Forward of the pilothouse is a bench seat for a wonderful view of what is ahead while cruising. The foredeck area, like the rest of the yacht has varnished teak decks in the style of the 1930s, and this area has a beige canvas sunscreen to enjoy the bench and a second seating area with cushions forward out of the sun. Two deck boxes to port and starboard offer storage and forward of all is a deck storage area for the anchor once again in the style of the 1930s. All around the yacht from bow to the aft deck are varnished teak safety rails with a raised safety cable of a height approved by the US Coast Guard for passenger vessels. Anchor davit 2x Danforth type anchors, approximately 70 lbs. and 60 lbs. Ideal anchor windlass
Master Head
The master head has been refitted with new fixtures, shower rebuilt Stall shower – marble Basin, porcelain, pedestal – recent Head, Techma – recent Corner cabinet Porthole Overhead, painted gloss white Marble flooring
Guest Stateroom Port
The smaller of the two guest staterooms has two twin berths and like the rest of the staterooms is Herreshoff style, white with varnished wood drawer fronts and trim. Twin bunks with large drawers beneath Hanging locker AC control and vent Overhead, painted gloss white Wall to wall carpeting Telephone console Opening porthole and curtain
Ensuite Guest Head
The guest head has been refitted Stall shower – marble Head, Techma – recent Basin, porcelain – recent Porthole Light fixture, overhead Overhead, painted gloss white Marble flooring
Aft Companionway
Carpet Painted overhead Locker with (20) Type II adult life jackets Fire hydrant station Overhead light Two 120 volt remote electrical panel
Aft Guest Stateroom
The aft stateroom design is typical of yachts of the period with two three quarter berths to either side angled in at the stern to compensate for the stern design. Without a doubt this is a stateroom on a classic yacht not a hotel room. The berths are mounted over built in drawers varnished draw fronts. Hidden away is a television behind a wood box that fits in with the rest of the design. Jensen CD.FM stereo Two  three quarter berths, 4 drawers beneath each Bureau with eight drawers beneath – knobs replaced to match Two  hanging lockers – cedar lined Lamps AC control and vent Four  portholes with curtains Overhead, painted Wall to wall carpeting Emergency hatch Samsung 21" flat screen
Aft Stateroom Head
The aft station head has been refitted to include new fixtures – period appropriate. Stall shower – marble Basin, porcelain – recent Cabinet with three doors Opening porthole Light fixture, overhead Techma toilet Towel rack Mirror
Crew Quarters
The crew quarters are accessed from stairs from the pilothouse. There is a crew lounge area with dinette. Forward is the captain’s cabin with double berth Captain’s head: Stall shower Head –Techma, electric Basin – porcelain 2x towel bars Bilge pump switch Light/fan assembly, overhead Teak & holly sole – new Captain’s Berth area: Full double berth – centerline Four drawers beneath Desk area/office Book shelving Office stool Wall lamp Light, overhead Hanging locker Six  Portholes – opening HP Fax Two reading lights – brass Teak and holly sole – new Onex flat screen Garmin repeater  Crew Lounge Teak and holly sole – new Whirlpool washer and dryer Varnished dinette table – seats (5) Book shelf Solid panel headliner GE chiller/refrigerator First aid kit Opening porthole Westinghouse 26’ Flatscreen TV Sony marine DC/FM stereo Telephone hand set 120 and 240 panels Locker for cleaning supplies
Port Crew Cabin
Recent Refit Upper and lower berths Opening port Two shelves Hanging locker Teak and holly sole A/C outlet
Starboard Crew Cabin
Upper and lower berth Two opening ports Toiletry cabinet Hanging locker
Steering gear, hydraulic – Hynautic Spare propellers – 34 x 36 Spare shaft Emergency tiller Rule 2000 GPH bilge pump High water alarm
Boat Deck
In 1939 yachts of this style did not have an open flybridge; the area over the main cabin is referred to as the boat deck, as this where the tenders were stored. In the recent refit most of this deck was removed so fresh wood deck material could be installed where needed and then fiberglass was installed on top of it to water proof the deck. This deck has a seating area forward with varnished rails and weatherboards to cut down on wind. The smoke stack is here showcasing the 1930s look of the yacht. When a new radar was installed on the yacht recently the radar antenna was mounted inside the smoke stack to keep the original look of the yacht. The recently installed self tracking satellite television receiver was mounted between the two dinghies so it is not visible from the sides of the yacht. Horn, triple air Port and starboard running lights – new in light boards Signal mast with steaming light and anchor light Four davits, hand cranked – not rigged with falls Stern light Varnished safety rail – forward 10’ wood period appropriate dinghy – with oars 12’ wood period appropriate dinghy – with oars Two deck boxes – fiberglass Loud hailer speaker Pedestal mounted Perko solar ray searchlight – new Whistle
Side Decks - Port and Starboard
Laid teak decks Boarding gates Wing door to galley, forward and aft starboard side Life jacket storage boxes, (10) to starboard, (12) to port Life rings marked INNISFAIL – port and starboard Tide ride boarding ladder
Engine Room & Mechanical
The engine room is accessed from the crew quarters. This area has had extensive upgrades over the years including the replacing of the original engines with Detroit Diesel 8-71 engines. These V-8 diesels are naturally aspirated and are low horsepower compared to the same block engines with turbo chargers, so that they have a much longer life expectancy. Although the 71 series engines, with each cylinder a large 71 cubic inches, were first introduced in 1938, these engines were installed sometime in the 1960’s. The exact hours are unknown and can only be estimated around 8,000. Dry stack exhaust system Alison M gear 2.97:1 reduction Propeller shaft 3” Propellers 36” by 36” four blade- balanced June 2012 Fire suppression system inspected December 2012 The air conditioning is MarineAir chiller system with multiple air handlers throughout the yacht installed in 2009 American Bow  thruster-hydraulic Porter Cable 150 psi air compressor Dual Racor fuel filters for each engine Dry stack exhaust Dual recent stainless hot water tanks Chem Free air quality control panel
Generator portside 1992  Kilo Pack  27kW 9145 hours Generator starboard side 1996 Northern Lights 30kW 2,826 hours (3) 12 volt engine start batteries (2) 12 volt generator start batteries (40) amp Xantrex charger (50) amp Charge master battery charger (50) amp shore cords, port and starboard
Work Fabricated During Summer, 2011
Fabricated and installed hard weatherboards on the forward section of the boat deck allowing a seating area Teak dinning set for the new boat deck space A proper ship style ladder (varnished teak) to the boat deck with matching closing hatch New flag and jack staffs (larger) to complement the boat’s size Replaced the yardarm on the main mast to allow proper flag halyards, lighting, etc. Custom swim ladder for swimming as well as tender use Modified various interior storage areas to better suit term charter needs Installed a whole vessel UV ozone system feeding all air handlers as well as bilge spaces Installed a hawse pipe on starboard bow to allow proper anchoring
“INNISFAIL’s” owner has spared no expense in bringing her back to her original origins of 1939. The modern stack was replaced with a stack similar to the original. The false “modern” fly bridge was removed and the traditional cap rail railing was installed. The entire old fiberglass covering of the boat deck was removed, all damaged wood and deck beams replaced and a new fiberglass top laid down. The pilot house has been rebuilt to represent a very near appearance of the original. An extended foredeck shade and a new signal mast complete a stunning new look. Additional restoration work has been completed on the side and aft decks. Extensive refinishing of the salon includes new overhead deck beams with varnished battens. In 2011 a new stem and bow was configured to return INNISFAIL to her original design and profile. “INNISFAIL” represents one of the few Mathis Trumpy motor yachts which have been restored to original design and maintained in yacht condition. “INNISFAIL” is a very desirable larger pre-war Trumpy. “INNISFAIL” has a wonderful history having been host to countless U.S. Presidents, foreign dignitaries and heads of state. She was commissioned by the U.S. Navy in WWII as patrol boat YP-345 with two 20mm cannons on deck and depth charge racks on her stern. She has survived many uses and functions since originally commissioned in 1939 and is a true piece of yachting history. "INNISFAIL" is available for immediate delivery and will be a show piece in any harbor she enters. A Condition and Value Survey for insurance was undertaken in December of 2012 and available upon request
The current pictures show the art deco antiques that are being removed in conjunction with the $250,000 price reduction.
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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