Feb 10, 2011

Who has $500K to buy us a boat?

From SILive.com

Former Staten Island Ferry Herbert H. Lehman listed on eBay

Published: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 2:49 PM     Updated: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 3:27 PM

herbert-lehman.jpgThe Herbert H. Lehman is shown in New York Harbor in this 2001 file photo.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Calling Staten Islanders with an affinity for the ferry and an extra $500,000 in your pockets:
Today may be your lucky day...
The former Staten Island Ferryboat Gov. Herbert H. Lehman, retired in 2007, is currently listed for auction on eBay.
The price -- bidding starts at 500K and ends tomorrow evening -- does not include pick-up or shipping.
The boat is being listed by eBay user pmdolan, once of the site's "top-rated sellers."
Here's an excerpt from the eBay posting:
Update They want to sell this now - Cash offers will be considered
Ferry Boat (former Staten Island Gov. Herbert H. Lehman)
Use as a Ferry, Floating Attraction, Casino or Private Club
"Kennedy class", built 1965 for a cost of 42 million
* Just reduced from 1.2 million to 1 million USD
* Can carry 3,500 passengers and up to 40 vehicle
* 297 feet (91 m) long, 69 feet, 10 inches (21.3 m) wide
* Draft of 13 feet, 6 inches (4.1 m)
* weight of 2,109 gross tons, service speed of 16 knots (30 km/h)
* Powered Diesel Electric. Four EMD 567C - 6,500 horsepower (4.8 MW)
* Very well maintained by NYS DOT
* The Herbert H. Lehman retired on Saturday June 30, 2007

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