#3. Restored Patrol Torpedo Boat – $1,000,000
The PT-728 is a 67 year-old patrol boat restored from World War II. The keel was laid in 1945, and she is one of 12 remaining PT boats in the world. Although the weapons are deactivated, the boat contains a single .50-caliber and two twin .50-caliber Browning machine gun stations, an aft 20mm Oerlikon cannon, four tubes that housed Mark VIII torpedos, and two depth charge launchers. Other than being one of the most significant war memorabilias, the triple-ply mahogany hull and stern gives this boat a speed of up to 42 knots (almost 50 mph).
The speed that this boat could run prompted Nelson Rockefeller to convert one of the boats into a high-speed yacht in order to commute between Albany and New York. The modern engines provide 1,100 horsepower, modern electronics, radar, and two turbo-charged diesel engines.