The Yacht from ‘Caddyshack’ is for Sale in Pasadena

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Are you an avid collector of 1980s film memorabilia, flush with cash and also in the market for a 60-foot boat? If so, you should pay a visit to a man in Anne Arundel County.

The Capital Gazette reports “Big Dog,” the Striker yacht operated by Rodney Dangerfield’s character in the 1980 film “Caddyshack,” is on the market for $129,000 and is sitting dockside at this very moment in Pasadena, Md. Leonard Digiulian told the newspaper he and his late brother, John, bought the boat in Florida more than 10 years ago and that he’s now trying to sell it for his sister.

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a piece all about the vessel, which has reportedly survived decades of world travel in various uses, including as a fishing boat in the Dominican Republic, since it made its destructive cameo in “Caddyshack.” While The Wall Street Journal reported that the hull is in poor shape and quoted Striker Yacht Corp. CEO Edward Ennis calling it “a total piece of junk” in its current form, Digiulian refuted their criticisms.

“The boat is sound outside of cosmetics. Yeah, it needs a coat of paint and it needs some interior work,” he said, but noted, “I could take it to Florida tomorrow if I wanted.”

If you’re unsure of whether the boat is the real deal or just an impostor, Richard Phillips, son of Striker Yacht Corp. founder Herbert Phillips, told The Capital he verified that the boat is one of just eight of its kind built between 1979 and 1983. How? When Phillips had the chance to pilot it for Dangerfield as his double during filming for the movie, he noticed the number 2 painted on the ship’s hull. Sure enough, the same number is still painted on the outside of the boat today.

If you need a refresher on why the boat is famous, here’s the scene with its appearance in full:

“Big Dog” has been sitting dockside in Maryland for nine years now and needs a new owner. Click here to check out the listing.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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