The History of Yacht Timeless


The History of John Trumpy & Sons

John Trumpy worked as a yacht designer for the Mathis Yacht Building Company in Camden, NJ starting in 1910. During World War II, Trumpy acquired Mathias and the company was renamed John Trumpy & Sons. Following WW II, the Trumpy operations & yacht yard moved to Annapolis, Maryland where they continued in operation until the early 1970’s. Over 400 Trumpy yachts were designed and built during the 60-year history, including the Presidential Yacht Sequoia, of which about 90 still exist today.

   1947 - 2017


She was commissioned by George Codington, President of General Motors Diesel Engine Division and member of the Annapolis, New York and Larchmont Yacht Clubs. The original name of the Yacht was Seaplay, build contract 328. Later names in order were Natamor II, Seaway, Beau Rivage, SS Sophie in 1998 and BB in 2017. She was renamed Timeless in 2021.

Sea Play was Mr. Codington's second Trumpy yacht, having commissioned All Alone in 1930 . He had credentials as a Director of Shipbuilders Council of America, Member of Society of American Naval Architects and American Society of Naval Engineers


Complete Refit

From 2017 till 2020 her hull was rebuilt along with many of her systems. She has been restored to her original grandeur.

In 2022 the decks were replaced, new cabinetry installed, electrical wiring replaced and upgraded, new bow thruster and new AC/heat system. The wood was stripped and many coats of new varnish completed. Wood work shows new luster.

In 2023 new twin John Deere engines were installed and the 1959 Detroit Diesel 671 were removed. Timeless is quieter and fuel efficient and reliable.



Timeless has had many improvements. The 1959 Detriot Diesels were removed and twin John Deere engines with new transmissions were installed. The boat is lighter, faster and fuel effiencent.

1947 Pictures

The original Seaplay photos

Being on a Boat that is moving through the water, it's so clear. Everything falls in terms what's important and what's not

-James Taylor

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