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Retired Staten Island Ferry boat bought by Colin Jost and Pete Davidson

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Retired Staten Island Ferry boat bought by Colin Jost and Pete Davidson
"Saturday Night Live!" star Pete Davidson and co-star Colin Jost bought a retired Staten Island Ferry boat that was put up for auction by New York City. File Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A retired Staten Island Ferry boat put up for auction by New York City was bought by Saturday Night Live stars Colin Jost and Pete Davidson, along with a club owner.

A representative for Jost, Davidson and Stand comedy-club co-owner Paul Italia confirmed the trio were the ones who placed the winning $280,100 bid for the John F. Kennedy, which shuttled commuters between Staten Island and Manhattan for 50 years before being retired due to "mechanical issues" in August.

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The boat's mechanical problems are not expected to be an issue, however, as the buyers plan to find it a permanent waterfront home and convert it into a live entertainment space and event venue.

The rep said the 5,200-person capacity boat would host comedy performances, art events and serve food.

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