Anyone cruising the classified ads over Christmas may have spotted an item that stood out from the pages of cars, bikes and household furniture: “Pirate ship for sale.”
The Jolly Roger, an icon of Cayman’s tourism industry and the most recognizable vessel in the island’s waters, is advertised for $500,000.
The ship, which takes tourists on island cruises and is the feature of Cayman’s Pirates Week celebrations, is a replica of Christopher Columbus’s 15th century galleon, the Nina.
It is advertised as a “perfect gift” or a great business opportunity.
The ad indicates that the current owner is moving on to other businesses.