By Mark C. Smith and John P. CarmanPublished August 20, 2018 12:06:47More than 20 years ago, the world’s most expensive kayak went into a commercial auction, and now, a company is buying it back for the right price.
A kayak boat with a price tag of more than $2 million is being sold for $2,500.
The boat, built in 1989, is a new boat, but it has been in the same family since 1974, and has been sold for a higher price than many of its contemporaries.
A few of the boat’s features include a top that can accommodate two people, a large seat, and a bow that can be raised or lowered.
The seller of the $2.2 million boat said it’s going to a family member for whom it’s a part of their history.
“I know the boat was built for an older couple, so I’m thinking that maybe there’s some good in the boat, maybe it’s the right family that could use it,” said owner James Johnson, of Houston.
He and his wife have been paddling kayaks since they were teenagers.
The couple have lived in the Houston area for more than 20,000 miles, and James has paddled in more than 10 million miles.
“It’s one of the most beautiful kayaks I’ve ever seen,” said wife Kelly Johnson, who lives in San Antonio.
The family of five lives in a cabin in the remote area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The boat is owned by the same person who bought it in 1989.
“We have a little one, and he’s a big guy, so it’s kind of difficult to get to him, but I can get to his side, so we’re happy to do that,” Kelly Johnson said.
The kayak’s price tag is a good indication of the price tag.
In a few years, it could be worth $5 million.
The owner of the new kayak is going to get it back.
Kelly Johnson plans to take the boat home with her and sell it for the new price.
She said she doesn’t expect it to sell very much at the current price.
“But if it goes to $2 grand, then I’m going to take it home with me and sell the rest of it,” Kelly said.
“But I have no intentions of selling it.”
The boat will be put up for auction at the Houston auction house, which is selling it to a private buyer, but Kelly Johnson hopes to sell it to the public.
The price tag reflects the boat as well as the owner.
“He’s going through a rough time financially right now,” Kelly told KHOU.
“We’re talking about an extra $50,000 or $60,000.”
For the past five years, the family of four has been paddled out to the Great Lakes in Texas.
The Kayak Club of Greater Houston says the boat is one of its most expensive purchases.
The sale comes after another kayak auction went to the same buyer, and it sold for nearly $1.3 million.
It’s the second time in less than a year that a boat has been purchased for a high price.
A boat that was purchased by a Houston businessman in 2014 sold for more like $1 million.