Rodney Dangerfield's 'Caddyshack' boat still for sale in Maryland

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Jan. 11, 2017 at 4:08 PM
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PASADENA, Md., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A yacht for sale in Maryland "needs some TLC" but is drawing extra attention due to a major selling point -- a memorable appearance in the movie Caddyshack.

The 1979 Striker 60 yacht is being sold in Pasadena by Leonard Digiulian on behalf of his sister-in-law, who inherited the boat from Digiulian's late brother.

"He was going to restore the boat, but to his passing that ended," Digiulian told WBFF-TV.

The listing on website Yachtworld acknowledges the boat "needs some TLC," but it has one major selling point -- it was the boat Rodney Dangerfield captained in the 1980 comedy Caddyshack.

Digiulian said the yacht's authenticity as the boat from the film was verified by Dangerfield's stunt driver.

"He came up, he was on it and he checked the serial numbers," Digiulian said.

The vessel is being listed for $129,000.

Joe West, a Major League Baseball umpire most famous for officiating at Game 7 of the World Series last year, previously announced his intention to purchase the boat.

A broker from Reel Deal Yachts in Fort Lauderdale said in November that West had a contract in place to purchase the boat pending his personal inspection, but Digiulian made no mention to WBFF-TV of any current bids.

Perhaps West was deterred by the current state of the yacht, which Striker Yacht Corp. Edward Ennis described to the Wall Street Journal as "a total piece of junk," with significant hull damage, engine problems and a mold infestation.

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