In the dog days of summer, who doesn’t harbor fantasies about ditching the concrete jungle of New York City in favor of a few days spent drifting on a boat somewhere, a chilled piña colada in hand, with some smooth as heck tunes playing in the background? Well, for those who can shell out big bucks—like, $55,000 per week—the yacht rock cruise of your dreams can be a reality.
The Wall Street Journal profiled the Mariner 3, a vintage yacht that docks at Chelsea Piers in the summer and was recently the recipient of a lovely makeover. The vessel was built in 1926, but its owners spent around $750,000 on its upgrades—adding modern amenities like Wi-Fi and air conditioning, for one, and giving its original fixtures (brass portholes, a wooden dining room, and the like) a spiffy clean-up. Interior designer Mitchell Turnbough and captain Sean Kennedy collaborated on the redo.
Now, the 122-foot-long yacht, which can apparently sleep up to 10 people, rents for as much as $55,000 per week, or $10,000 for private events. It’s not a huge boat, but it’s got plenty of vintage charm—and Kennedy, whose family bought the Mariner 3 in 1979 for more than $1 million, says that "New Yorkers have told me the galley is larger than their studio apartment." (We’d believe it.)
Some other fun facts about the Mariner III: Harrison Ford lived on the vessel while filming The Mosquito Coast (that’s per the WSJ); Jimmy Buffett’s younger sister once served as a personal chef aboard the boat; and it was featured in the video for Glenn Frey’s 1985 hit "You Belong to the City" (unfortunately, we can’t embed the oh-so-’80s video, but you can check it out here).