DOVER, Del. – The new owners of the former U.S. presidential yacht Sequoia are arguing that the historic vessel is actually worth less than the $0 price tag a judge set earlier this month.
The News Journal of Wilmington (http://delonline.us/2goPsuH ) reports that lender FE Partners says the former owner, Sequoia Presidential Yacht Group, owes them millions of dollars because they believe the true price of the yacht is actually $8.56 million below zero.
A Delaware judge ruled Nov. 14 that FE Partners could exercise an option to acquire the Sequoia at a $0 adjusted price. In a recent court filing the lender says the judge "misinterpreted" a 2015 letter that he based his decision on.
In its glory days, the yacht Sequoia was a spit-polished, floating mini-palace, on which presidents from Herbert Hoover to Jimmy Carter entertained dignitaries and diplomats.
The boat has lain rotting in a boatyard amid a lengthy lawsuit over repair costs and other liabilities.
Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com