The Mauretania, originally named
the Marylin, was launched in 1947 for
Colonel Frederick Pope.
The foredeck of the Mauretania
is captured during sea trials off the
New Jersey coast .
The pilothouse in 1947 was complete
with its "ship-to-shore" radio,
and a radio direction finder.
This view of her port side shows
her moving along quite nicely
with a "bone in her teeth."
A very early photograph of the Presidential
yacht, Sequoia, with lines similar
to the Mauretania
Even the crew accommodations in a Trumpy-built yacht had to be constructed to the same exacting standards, albeit with somewhat fewer luxuries.
A current view of Sequoia, also designed
by Trumpy was built in 1925 and acquired by
the U.S. for presidential use.
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Following World War I, yachting became the pastime of many a proper gentleman. Mathis Yacht Building, later Trumpy & Sons, with John Trumpy, Sr. as head designer, built opulently styled motor yachts with spacious, comfortable interiors, all to the highest level, while still accommodating a complete wait staff and crew. With modern technology, clean, classic architectural lines, and elegant finishes,
they quickly became the standard others emulated.
The November, 1947 Yachting Magazine featured a full-page on her gracious interiors .
Yachting called her main salon “unusually light and airy" with an especially "large” owner's cabin.
The ship's wheel
and the binnacle housing
her compass in 1947.
The "Butler's Pantry as it
looked in 1947. Doesn't every yacht have a butler?
The Mauretania was built
for a princely total of $110,085.65.
A detailed view of the
Crews' Quarters at
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