Restored PT Boat can be yours

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The PT-728, a 66-year-old restored Patrol Torpedo Boat from World War II, was recently put up for sale — for $1 million.

The vessel, one of four PT boats managed by Brooklyn, N.Y.-based FleetObsolete.org, 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-foot 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 Coast Guard for carrying passengers; equipped with modern instrumentation and radar.

Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. Call (800) 227-3528 for details.