Alex Cooper Auctioneers is auctioning a Mississippi-inspired riverboat with an opening bid of $50,000 on August 29. The white-colored cruiser named Liberty Belle features blue and red paint accents, multiple viewing decks, a main dining area and a decorative paddlewheel. The vessel previously served as a high-end dinner and cruise ship in Philadelphia and can accommodate up to 400 passengers. The public auction for Liberty Belle will be held at 1800 S. Clinton Street on August 29 at 11 a.m.
“Liberty Belle isn’t our typical auction item, but we do believe her uniqueness will be a draw for the right customer,” said Scott Frank, auction agent at Alex Cooper Auctioneers. “While the interior is in need of a few modern updates, the right buyer could make the necessary renovations to bring out the riverboat’s natural elegance and southern charm.”
The Liberty Belle is a 140-foot-long riverboat designed by DeJong & Lebet, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., and was built on-site in Philadelphia by On Site Marine Construction in 1997. The vessel’s spacious main deck dining room features extra-high ceilings and a Mezzanine dining area. Additionally, the vessel features two additional dining rooms with a large exterior deck for enjoying the scenery. The large pilot house sits atop the Texas-style roof for excellent visibility. The 20-foot red-colored paddlewheel is decorative.
The boat has undergone repairs in Maryland and the owner has chosen to auction it locally. A $25,000 certified check, cashier’s check or cash deposit is due at the sale. For a complete listing, photos and terms of the sale of the Liberty Belle, visit http://realestate.alexcooper.