Cruise The ICW This Fall on BB

Trumpy yacht charters available this fall on “BB”. Cruise the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in style. A recent restoration updates this 80’ Trumpy motor yacht. Built in 1947, her $4 million restoration, refit and update took 3 years to complete. Every detail shines, sparkles, and gleams. The sumptuous interior is as glamorous as the original. Thoughtful modern upgrades – such as stabilizers, climate control, sound system and televisions – are unobtrusive and contribute to guest comfort. Onboard BB you can take a step back in time. Here you will enjoy classic opulence complemented by modern amenities.

80' Trumpy motor yacht BB
Yacht charter holidays on 80′ Trumpy BB available through Nicholson Yachts


80’ Trumpy BB will be making a leisurely cruise from New England to Florida in the fall of 2021. Private yacht charters are available for up to 7 guests. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is over 1,200 miles long. Due to its length, a variety of itineraries are available. Running from Norfolk, VA to Miami, FL there are many options for embarkation. Charters are offered in week-long segments.

Having made this trip 30-40 times, below are a few of my personal highlights. Every time I take this trip I see and experience something new and different.

Before entering the ICW in Norfolk, VA BB will be cruising the amazing Chesapeake Bay with options including Annapolis, St. Michaels, Oxford, Solomon’s Island, and many more gorgeous and historical locations.

The Waccamaw River South Carolina

On an ICW Yacht Charter BB will cruise through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. She will stop along the way where guests may step ashore and  explore.

Norfolk, VA is Mile Marker zero of the ICW. After clearing the Great Bridge Locks (the only locks on the entire trip) the boat will enter the wild and beautiful world of the North Carolina sounds where it is not uncommon to spot bald eagles. Shrimpers and crabbers abound.  Towns of interest include Bel Haven and Elizabeth City.  Beaufort, NC just inside Cape Lookout is a must stop. Many more great spots (Wrightsville Beach, Southport, Baldhead Island)  are found on this coast with it remarkable scenery.

South of Myrtle Beach (90 golf courses!) in South Carolina the true Low Country begins with twisting passages through miles of superb marshlands and rivers, leaving the shrimping centers Georgetown and McClellanville behind for the sophisticated and  historic charm  Charleston.

A day’s leisurely cruise South of Charleston you’ll find another Beaufort (pronounced differently) with a collection of some of the best preserved antebellum homes one is ever likely to see. And Beaufort is followed by another golfer’s paradise, Hilton Head, so don’t forget your clubs!

Georgia now beckons with Savannah, Isle of Hope, and the Golden Isles of St. Simons, Cumberland and Jekyll.

In North Florida historic Fernandia Beach and St. Augustine top the list followed by the Space Coast (I have seen three rocket launches from the docks in Titusville) with some great small towns like Cocoa and Melbourne. 

As South Florida approaches Palm Beach is another must see. The route between there Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami is never, never boring with incredible and, sometimes, over the top real estate along the way. From the water the Miami skyline is a sight to see.

If you are interested in a Trumpy yacht charter, then contact our charter experts. We can help you plan an itinerary that suits you. Call us a call or drop an email for prompt, personal service. We know the yacht and crew and can answer any questions you may have. 


Builder: Trumpy
Launched: 1947
Refit complete: 2020
Length: 80’
Beam: 18’
Guests: 7
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

More details and photos of 80′ Trumpy BB are available from Nicholson Yachts. Trumpy yacht charter vacations are available now. However, bookings are limited. Contact Nicholson Yachts to cruise the Intracoastal Waterway in style.