Every Hamptons billionaire needs his or her toys, and no super-wealthy toy chest is complete without The Genuine PT Boat from Hammacher Schlemmer—perhaps the ultimate purveyor of excessive and decadent Rich Guy Toys (with a capital R, G, T).
For just $1,000,000, you can own an actual PT-728 restored Patrol Torpedo Boat from World War II (seriously, see for yourself). With a keel laid on August 10, 1945, this 67-year-old military vehicle is one of 12 remaining PT boats in the world.
According to the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue:
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 with modern electronics, radar, and 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. 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)
Imagine docking at your next Hamptons soiree in this badboy! You’ll be the life of the party as friends and strangers ask for rides, or simply the pleasure of stepping aboard and handling the decommissioned guns.
If you really want to have some fun, do some Naval reenactment in Montauk or try riding up on unsuspecting boaters in Peconic Bay, Shinnecock Inlet or even Georgica Pond. Just be prepared to get stopped, and boarded by the Coast Guard. It’s likely they won’t look too kindly on all that combat hardware, whether it actually shoots or not.
To get more details on this unique Rich Guy Toy, visit the Sports & Leisure/Pool & Water section on hammacher.com.