Genuine PT Boat for the big boys
Big boys’ toys – now this is a lucrative category for anyone to venture into if they want to make huge amounts of dough in the shortest time possible, although it is an extremely risky venture since not everyone who has endless coffers of money will make impulsive purchase decisions. After all, how many millionaires do you know carry a Vertu in their pockets, where they instead prefer to use a regular smartphone? Enter the Genuine PT Boat that might just tickle your fancy, although it costs a whopping $1,000,000 – loose change if you are an oil oligarch.
The PT-728, a 66 and a half year old restored Patrol Torpedo Boat that hails from World War II, and is fully seaworthy steel. The keel was laid on August 10, 1945, and she remains one of the dozen PT boats left in the world. “Armed” (all weapons have been deactivated for obvious reasons) with a single .50- and two twin .50-caliber Browning machine gun stations, it will also feature an aft 20mm Oerlikon cannon, a quartet of tubes which will hold a Mark VIII torpedo each, and a couple of depth charge launchers. She is able to move around at speeds of up to 42 knots.