SOLD | 1937 Trumpy Mathis House Boat

(SOLD) 1937 Trumpy Mathis House Boat

The "Flying Lady" is the most remarkable, elegant, and classic yacht today. The boat has been extremely well cared for by its owners over the ensuing years, who have invested much time and money into maintenance and upgrades. Interior wise it has a beautiful salon decorated tastefully with period furniture and fine art on her bulkheads. Aft, on the lower level, she has three comfortable cabins in the owner's area with two full heads. Forward, is the crew quarters with ensuite head. Her galley is fully equipped for entertaining, and ready for any type of lavish food preparation or simply a romantic table for two on the beautiful aft deck.


  • Manufacturer:Trumpy Mathis
  • Model: House Boat
  • Year: 1937
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Palm Beach US
  • Vessel Name:Flying Lady
  • Hull Material:Composite
  • Make:Detroit
  • Model:4-53 N
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:2800
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:110|horsepower
  • Length:61 ft
  • Beam:16.5 ft
  • Draft - max:
  • Fuel Tank:400|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:380|gallon
  • Holding Tank:400|gallon




  • Ornate custom teak cabinetry 
  • Period "Trumpy" writers desk
  • Coffee table
  • (2) Upholstered wood chairs
  • Custom sofa and (2) chairs
  • Roll down windows (8)
  • Window screens varnished copper (8)
  • Window sun shades
  • Custom silk window treatments
  • Mahogany veneer high gloss raised panels
  • Custom entertainment center with storage
  • Retractable glass panel doors
  • Wet bar with U-Line ice maker
  • Custom cashmere carpets
  • Drawer storage
  • Air conditioning and heat

Master Stateroom & Head

  • Full beam, spacious, aft master stateroom
  • Cashmere carpeting 
  • Twin berths with drawer storage below 
  • Hanging lockers
  • Built in chest of drawers
  • A/C & D/C lighting
  • Escape hatch
  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Master Head
  • Spacious with ample storage
  • Marble counters with bull nose
  • Vanity with radius leading edge
  • Drawer storage (3)
  • Vanity mirror
  • Towel & linen storage 
  • Shower with tiled pan
  • Delta fixtures
  • Mahogany high gloss sole
  • Air conditioning and heat

Guest Stateroom & Head - Port & Starboard

  • Port Guest
  • Twin berths with drawer storage below 
  • Padded headboards
  • Hanging locker
  • Built in chest
  • Portlights (2)
  • Cashmere carpeting
  • Starboard Guest
  • Access to guest head
  • Twin berths with drawer storage
  • Padded head boards
  • Hanging locker
  • Portlights (2)
  • Custom mattress
  • Cashmere carpeting
  • Tiffany style lamp
  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Guest Head
  • Vanity with radius
  • Drawer storage (2)
  • Marble top
  • Framed mirror
  • Delta fixtures
  • Stall shower
  • Mahogany high-gloss sole
  • Portlight (1)
  • Air conditioning and heat


  • Galley forward, down, and aft  of the crew's quarters, with engine room access
  • Granite counters - Rose & Black
  • GE Profile range
  • GE Speed master microwave
  • Kenyon (3) burner cook top 
  • Sub-Zero refrigerators - door style (2)
  • Sub-Zero - drawer style freezer (1)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage disposal
  • Kohler double sink
  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Recessed lighting

Wheel House

  • Sliding Port & Starboard entryway
  • High gloss mahogany finish
  • Capt's Chair with raised seating aft and drawer storage below 
  • Sewell brass ship's clock
  • Sewell brass barometer
  • Dumbwaiter
  • Air conditioning and heat

Navigation Equipment

  • Garmin MFD 
  • Garmin MFD
  • Furuno 72KM radar - FR8062
  • FlIR Night Vision
  • Simrad AP-22 Auto-Pilot
  • Simrad Auto-Pilot Remote
  • UNIDEN ES VHF with command mic (2)
  • Standard Horizon Multi-Plex MD150
  • Remote Spotlight
  • Danforth Compass
  • Sirius Weather
  • ACR-406 EPIRB
  • AIS Transponder
  • Kahlenberg Air Horns
  • Steam Whistle

Crew's Quarters

  • Forward of the galley
  • Sliding access door
  • Single berth (1)
  • Double berth (2)
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Hanging locker
  • Cashmere carpeting 
  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Crew Head
  • Sink with vanity mirrow
  • Delta fixtures
  • Stall shower

Electrical Systems

  • Onan 21.5 KW Gen-Set
  • 50AMP 220/110 AC 
  • 50AMP Shore power cord
  • 12V/32V DC
  • Sentry 12-32V 30AMP Charger 
  • Sentry 12.32V 40AMP Charger
  • Phase III Charger 25W
  • Phase III Charger 25W
  • Charles C-Power ISO Boost Transformer (2)
  • Marine Galvanic Isolator (2)
  • 12 V DC & 110 A/C lighting
  • GFI Protected circuits
  • Refit to ABYC standards

Mechanical Systems

  • Twin Detroit 4-53 N engines 110hp
  • Soundown Insulation throughout
  • Velvet drive gears 2:91 to 1:00
  • Stainless steel shafts - 2"
  • 4 blade bronze propellers - 26"X22"
  • 4 blade bronze propellers - 26"X22" - Spare
  • West-Mar stabilizers - Hydraulic
  • West-Mar bow thruster - Hydraulic
  • Fire suppression system 
  • Racor fuel filters
  • AC & DC lighting
  • Engine space blowers

Aft Deck

  • Covered aft deck
  • Three sided hard panel enclosure
  • Three sided wind skirt
  • High gloss mahogany sole
  • Custom Trumpy deck furniture and fabrics
  • Custom tables (3)
  • Custom wood barrel chairs (2)



Her original owner was a Mr William Trimpi who commissioned Mathis Yacht Company to build his last boat for $30,930.00 when he was 77 years old. Her named "My Blue Heaven". Mr Trimpi passed 3 months after taking delivery


A few months later Mrs. Trimpi listed her for sale for $24,000.00 and the State of New Jersey purchased her, and was used by the Dept. of Health for 11 years as "Inspector"


Her first major re-fit was done by owner Mr. James Hill, who rechristened the vessel to her original name "My Blue Heaven". Her original engines were replaced, removed the Portuguese bridge, and added the false stack that you see today. After 10 years of service, "My Blue Heaven" was returned to Trumpy & Sons in Annapolis, Md to be sold.


In 1961 Blue Heaven was purchased by Mills B. Lane. Mr Lane left the boat with the Trumpy yard for a complete refit and is credited with saving this classic boat. He then changed her name to "Flying Lady" after the Rolls Royce hood ornament.

In 1988 after 50 years of service. He made plans to undergo a major renovation where 90% of her hull frames were sistered with new white oak timbers. The new hull was then C-Flexed and fiberglassed, which makes her more sea-worthy today than she ever was


"Flying Lady" was then donated to the Georgia Southern University Foundation. The University held her for 3 years.


"Flying Lady" was again purchased as a private vessel by Bobby Groves and had the honor of being the committee boat for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ga.


In 1998, Richard & Donna Reiling purchased "Flying Lady" as private vessel, then brought to the Huckins Yard in Jacksonville, Fl. for a complete refit. Mr Gilbert Norish was commissioned to draw extensive plans the bring "Flying Lady" back to her original Trumpy design. The refit was completed with 27,000 labor hours and at a cost of $1,000,000


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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