Nantucket Lightship Listed for Sale
One of maritime history’s most iconic vessels has been listed for sale by Nicholson Yachts for an asking price of $5.2 million.
Nantucket Lightship (WLV-612), built for the Coast Guard, was a beacon to all who entered the United States. She was meticulously restored by a New England couple and has been successfully utilized as a luxury charter vessel for groups of 12 guests (sleeping) and for corporate entertaining. Docked in New York City, she represents one of the only remaining lightships in the country that were replaced by 40 ft unmanned buoys in the 1960s.
Her unique commercial appearance serves as a symbol of her staunch seaworthiness while her interior reflects comfort, luxury, and a taste of what life was like for those who served onboard.
Nantucket Lightship’s present day use has been extended to the commercial sector. She has been chartered as a secondary working vessel for film crews documenting underwater sea life and ship wrecks, as well as a living platform for visits to offshore drilling sites.
“We are thrilled and honored to represent the sale of this legendary light ship! This vessel carries an illustrious background for prospective owners who are seeking something with historical value and amazing amenities,” said Georgia Byrd, the listing agent for Nicholson’s