Boat John F. Kennedy was sold at auction in new York for $75 thousand
At the auction also sold a rocking chair that was made specifically for the 35 th President of the United States, two pairs of his swim shorts and bathing suit his wife Jacqueline Kennedy.
NEW YORK, October 8. /TASS/. A motor boat owned by 35 th U.S. President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), sold on Saturday at auction in new York for $75 thousand this was reported by representatives of the auction house Guernsey”s staged auction.
We are talking about a five-meter boat called Restofus mahogany.
The cost of the lot was estimated at $100-150 thousand, but buyers who find themselves to pay such a sum, was not found.
The new owner wished to remain anonymous. Auction was shown live on the auction site.
Boat manufactured in 1961 by the company Century, originally belonged to the father of the future President, Joseph Kennedy. She then went to John Kennedy, who held her in the port of Hyannis (Massachusetts), where he had a house, and often have to manage her. After the death of the head of state in 1963, the boat passed to his brother Edward.
At the auction also exhibited other things related to family Kennedy clan.
The hammer, in particular, for $30 thousand left rocking chair, which was specially made for the 35th President, when he hurt his back. Bathing suit that belonged to first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, was sold for $1, the cost of the lot was estimated at $100-150 thousand, and two pairs of swimming trunks of her husband — for $3.5 thousand and $1.8 thousand.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born may 29, 1917 in Brookline (Massachusetts). In 1960, at the age of 43 he became the youngest ever U.S. President. Kennedy was killed November 22, 1963 during a trip to Dallas (Texas).