Price Reduced again! Perhaps the most famous boat in California. She is priced to sell.
Historically Significant, and Beautifully Restored, own a piece of history. Classic wooden motoryacht with flybridge. IDA MAY has three helm stations. Built by Fellows & Stewart in 1926. Wood and leather appointed staterooms have the classic look of the 1920's. Many original light fixtures including 1920's phones working through the boat. This yacht is full of history and was once owned by Stan Laurel of Laurel & Hardy (comedians) and listed in National Register of Historic Places. Engines have been removed. Own part of an illustrious and historic California Motor Yacht.
This may be one of the most famous yachts of all time. The very first of the Sport Fishing style of yacht, and the fastest boat on the water in 1926. And the list of famous people who have been on board and fished is simply amazing.
Many celebrities, writers, directors and dignitaries have fished and cruised on the Ida May. Some of which include Ernest Hemmingway, President Herbert Hoover, Bing Crosby, Howard Hughes, Mae West, Zazu Pitts (famous silent film actress in the early 1900s - Olive Oyl's voice from Popeye was a caracture of Pitts voice), Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Gloria Swanson, Charlie Chase (actor, comedian, and director of The Three Stooges), Dick Van Dyke, Jimmy Parrot (actor, comedian), Hal Roach (director of Laurel and Hardy, Our Gang, and the Little Rascals), Cecille Demille (director of Ten Commandments and Cleopatra), Babe Ruth, Zane Grey, Liberace, Rudy Vallee (famous crooner), James Finalyson (comedian), Prince of Kuwait, Jack Dempsey, Donald Douglas (Douglas Aircraft), James Kimberly (Kleenix founder) and of course Oliver Hardy. Many of these illustrious individuals were members of the famous Catalina Tuna Club.
Own a piece of History!
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