Historic WWII PT Boat for Sale

If you are around the New Orleans area and have some spare pocket change…

PT-8 underway, date and location unknown. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 100908

The aluminum hull PT-8 cruising at about 40 knots on the Delaware River near Philadelphia, PA, 29 June 1941. From U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman, via Navsource.

Fast forward to today


PT8 – YF110 – PATROL TORPEDO BOAT – 80 Foot Long 17 Foot Beam. All Aluminum Construction. 3 Axle Trailer included. Fitted with Twin Detroit Diesels 16cV71V’s (30 knots) Built at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in 1939. A rare piece of history with Substantial Documentation and Records included in sale. According to historical experts, there are only 12 remaining PT Boats in the World. This boat was one of a few Navy Prototype boats. This boat was in service during WW2. This is the only known Aluminum hulled P.T. Boat in existence. Lengthy Documentation. Appraised at $3.75 Million in 2009 by 46 year Naval Expert. A variety of recent work has been completed on the boat. 110V power – New Gearbox. Shafts Heat Exchangers. Propellers. Hull is in excellent condition. Engines are started regularly and run strong.

Beautiful Helm. Looks Fantastic in the Water. Email me @ davoinnuevo@gmail.com for Videos or additional information on this Boat. All information provided in this add is subject to review of all documentation held by seller. Potential buyer can review and confirm accuracy of specifics provided at the time of viewing the vessel.

Asking $675,000 USD. Located in Louisiana USA.

Price does not include transportation or international customs/VAT etc. We can refer you to a shipper and or Import Professional.

BRIEF HISTORY: PT-7 Class Aluminum-hulled Motor Torpedo Boat (Prototype) – District Patrol Craft

  • Built by Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ordered, 23 June 1939 Laid down, 29 December 1939
  • Launched, 29 October 1940
  • Placed in service with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 1 as PT-8, 25 February 1941
  • Transferred to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 2, 13 August 1941
  • Reclassified District Patrol Craft YP-110, 14 October 1941
  • Assigned to Inshore Patrol, Fourth Naval District, 1942

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