The Genuine PT Boat (licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard) - Hammacher

This is PT-728, a 66 1/2 year-old restored Patrol Torpedo Boat from World War II. With a keel laid on August 10, 1945, she is one of 12 remaining PT boats in the world. She is "armed" (all weapons are deactivated) with a single .50- and two twin .50-caliber Browning machine gun stations, an aft 20mm Oerlikon cannon, four tubes that each housed a Mark VIII torpedo, and two depth charge launchers. Built in the Annapolis Yacht Yard using a 72' British Vosper design, her hard-chined, triple-ply mahogany hull is nearly flat at the stern, allowing her to "plane" on top of the water at speeds up to 42 knots, a necessity for quick getaways after a torpedo run. So compelling was a PT boat's performance that Nelson Rockefeller converted one into a high-speed yacht for commutes between Albany and New York City. Updated for modern use with two turbo-charged diesel engines providing 1,100 total horsepower, she is the only PT boat in existence licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard for carrying passengers; equipped with modern instrumentation and radar. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. Please call 1-800-227-3528 for details. 72' L x 18' W x 7' 4" H. (45 tons)
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akaricke
akaricke Feb 05, 2012
Really cool. I am still waiting on a deal for a P51 Mustang http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ouJ_WyS9v8 That movie is old...the kid is Christian Bale
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catchersmom
catchersmom Feb 04, 2012
Oh I want one too, we can cruise the Mississippi in it
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omegafemale
omegafemale Feb 04, 2012
i'm gonna float this in the backyard pool next to the space shuttle :)
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