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Blue Beard’s landlocked pirate ship is for sale!

Here's your chance to own a piece of history. The Blues are selling the custom-built ship float, used by Blue Beard through years of rugby history.

She came on board with the Blues in the early 2000s, because what’s a pirate without his ship. The Blues initially shared her with Westside Studios down in Wellington. We’d haul the float up from Wellington to Auckland at the start of the season and then back down again.

By 2009, she had become such a permanent fixture at Eden Park that we decided to spend $5000 and buy her outright. The float would be towed around the field before each game, followed by a trail of blue smoke and the reverberations of cannon fire. Pyrotechnics would often accompany the ship, creating a dazzling display for Blues fans at Eden Park and around the region.

The pirate ship would be the perfect option for a Christmas parade float, coming complete with a gangplank and multiple platforms for viewing and interaction with the crowds.

The float’s trailer is warranted until September, 2015.

Trailer and ship dimensions:

Width: 2.2 metres
Length (just trailer): 4.99 metres
Height (from ground): 2.7 metres
Length (incl. bow of ship): 6 metres

Our starting bid is $1, so get bidding to see who can bring home the booty!
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  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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