Presidential yacht used for charitable fundraising

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A fundraiser aboard the refurbished presidential yacht of John F. Kennedy has become the hot charity ticket in Boston.

Bigwigs and nostalgia buffs are paying $1,000 apiece to take a three-hour dinner and dance cruise aboard the 93-foot Honey Fitz on Aug. 2.

The Honey Fitz, named by Kennedy after his maternal grandfather's nickname, was actually the presidential yacht for five presidents. But it was best known during JFK's presidency for its appearance in many photos of the wind-swept first family at sea.

"My phone has been ringing off the phone for tickets" since the event was announced Thursday in a press release, organizer PJ Schantz told The Huffington Post.

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