Ok guys this is the scenario with this you effectively could help get the ball rolling and get this thing back into the public eye, I honestly believe it belongs in a museum.
This is the story, somehow my uncle owns the boat, from a old photo I saw when i was little it was a tender to a yacht called Lands End. My family has good tie ins with the motor yachting industry and this is how I assume he got it.
I've actually seen the boat in person about 4 years ago where i assume it still is, it was in storage and in serious need of restoration. The restoration is something my Dad is fully capable of doing as he is a skilled carpenter who has made his own boats and is also a fully trained marine engineer.
This is where I need your help, my Dad has no interest in it because it belongs to his brother, his brother has no interest in it because he's emigrated to Australia. So the bills need to be paid for the storage to even get it back. My Dad has no interest in it at all and the only way I could see him showing an interest to get this thing restored was if he knew the value it had. So this is a long shot but I'm hoping that there is someone on this forum who could give a close estimate of the value of this boat.
I don't expect people to believe me on this i was sceptical of its true origins before i saw it, but i feel i need an expert opinion on this as a film relic not just a valuation on a boat so i can approach my dad to get this thing out of storage and get working on it.
I dont really just want to let this thing disappear, where it is currently stored no one knows what it is other than a tatty riva style boat. My uncle is never coming back for it, so really i see it down to my dad to save this thing and he wont get started on it unless i can convince him its worth it. I've tried to convince him it would be a great father son project but this didn't work, so please give me something to go with to change his mind.
Just to clarify this isn't the boat that was chopped up by a ships prop its what i was told is the only one in the film with an actual engine.
I wont disclose where the current location of the boat so don't ask.