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The Sequoia Presidential Yacht Group

The U.S.S Sequoia crusing the Potomac RiverThe Sequoia may be both the most famous vessel in America and the most important piece of Americana not owned by the government. The yacht is owned by the Sequoia Presidential Yacht Group, LLC, based in Washington, D.C. We are dedicated to preserving "America's most famous boat".

The Sequoia is a finely-appointed, wooden, 1925 Trumpy-designed yacht with a large collection of presidential photographs and original memorabilia. The spacious top deck with its original teak deckchairs (used by Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill) provides a relaxed gathering place.

The Sequoia's officers and management staff


Gary Silversmith, President

Since the Sequoia is "meticulously restored" (Robb Report), Architectural Digest magazine featured her on the cover. Docked in Washington, D.C., the Sequoia is available, on a limited basis, for private charters of up to 50 guests. Scheduling is coordinated with any use by the President or Vice President.

Information on Main Salon

The spacious dinning roomThe exquisite main salon with its rich mahogany walls offers a formal seated dining space for 20 or a buffet for up to 50 guests. Ten presidents dined in the main salon. The restored original furniture in the comfortable aft salon is used today for entertaining. In the aft salon, John F. Kennedy opened his last birthday gifts, and Roosevelt planned legislation to take the country out of the Depression.