This Presidents Day, we take time to honor our past presidents. Yes, that’s right. all the past presidents that we used to have before we used them all on a restoration. You guessed it. Dead presidents, cash, moola.. And just when you thought that that $50,000 bottom job was a killer. Let me take give you a quick reminder that no matter how much of a boat you have, there is always someone bigger and more deep into it than you. Thanks to fellow Woody Boater, David Konick we can see such a restoration event. David did a drive by shooting. (Camera in hand) of Morres Marine in Fla. And there she was, the Honey Fitz the other Presidential Yacht. The other one Sequoia is here in DC.. And we chose today to share the love. She is a 92 footer, weighs 88 tons, built in 1931 by Defoe Boat Works in Bay City Michigan. Her complete owner history can be found here on the JFK website. Here are some images from Davids visit. Oh and they are just 2 million into the restoration… 2 more to go. OUCH! In the grand scheme of things though a bargain. $4 million to restore a part of American History and a wonderful water craft is actually reasonable. And beyond a worthy cause. Our hats off to the team making this happen. So no jokes about renaming it the Money Fitz. OK I just did.. Or its a Honey Pit.. Sorry.. Or… ya have to admit. Money Fitz is funny.. I suppose its an old worn out joke at the marina..
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