Classic yacht to serve as boat-show display

NEWPORT, R.I. – A classic Trumpy motoryacht will soon emerge from a bow-to-stern refit to serve as a floating showcase for marine products at select East Coast boat shows, marine marketing consultant Jock West – organizer of the promotional tour – reported in a recent release.

West said that Raymarine, Interlux, Awlgrip, Imtra, Ronstan and Edson, as well as YachtRecord, have come aboard as sponsors of the project,

Originally launched as Sinbad in 1969, the 63’ Trumpy will be re-launched June 20 as Showtime and make its debut at the American Superyacht Forum in Newport, R.I., on June 23.

In 2008, Showtime will be open for public tours at eight boat shows, beginning with the Woodenboat Show in Mystic, Conn., at the end of June and ending with the Palm Beach, Florida International Boat Show next March. The complete 2008 boat show schedule is posted at the Showtime Web site,

Showtime will showcase the finest in marine design, craftsmanship and product development,” West said. “The yacht will feature a wide range of products that can be used on all sizes and types of boats, power and sail.”

The Trumpy re-fit is underway at J&J Marine in Somerset, Mass., where the yard’s craftsmen will build and install a new pilothouse, galley and three Techma heads. At the same time, L&L Electronics will be upgrading all navigation systems.

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