Historic flagship yacht docks at Norfolk’s Waterside Marina

Posted at 5:01 AM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 09:42:08-04

NORFOLK, Va. - In celebration of the opening of Norfolk’s Waterside District, Waterway Guide Media has docked its classic 60-foot flagship yacht ADONIA at Waterside Marina.


ADONIA will be docked at Waterside Marina for 10 days. Launched in 1947, the vessel has undergone extensive renovation through its affiliation with Waterway Guide Media under the ownership of Norfolk natives Ed Tillett and Gray Kiger.

ADONIA will be available for dockside inspections at the Waterside Marina.

The 60-foot vessel is one of the finest examples of John Trumpy & Sons design and construction that dominated the industry for much of the 20th century. Trumpy yachts are synonymous with graceful lines, artful craftsmanship and elegance.

“Waterway Guide Media works closely with cities and private interests around the country to promote boating, travel and tourism, said Ed Tillett. “As lifelong residents of the city, Gray and I are eager to see the Waterside District fulfill its goal of spotlighting the importance of Norfolk’s waterfront and other attractions. ADONIA is part of the region’s maritime heritage and we look forward to showing her off.” As Norfolk natives, we are excited about the rebirth of Waterside and growth of other Norfolk attractions.  By docking ADONIA at the Waterside Marina we hope to contribute to the momentum underway in our hometown.”