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Old 05-10-2014, 00:09   #1
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The 100 million dollar question.

Just rhetorically of course.

Suppose a person had a hundred mil or so, and bought the SS United States, how much would an educated guess be to get it seaworthy and looking decent, say nothing extravagant on the interior and then what might annual operating expenses run?

I have no idea other than "A lot!" but someone here has to have an educated SWAG.

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Re: The 100 million dollar question.

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Just rhetorically of course.

Suppose a person had a hundred mil or so, and bought the SS United States, how much would an educated guess be to get it seaworthy and looking decent, say nothing extravagant on the interior and then what might annual operating expenses run?

I have no idea other than "A lot!" but someone here has to have an educated SWAG.

Thanks,

Mark
By August 2014, the ship was still moored in Philadelphia and costs for the ship's rent amounted to $60,000 (USD) a month. It was estimated that it would take one billion (USD) to put the United States back on the high seas.[57] On September 4, 2014 a final push was made to have the ship be bound for New York City. A developer interested in re-purposing the ship into a major waterfront destination made an announcement regarding the move. The Conservancy had only weeks to decide if the ship needed to be sold for scrap.[58]
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