The Wildthing was originally purchased by Captain Robert Badenthorpe and put into use in the Hampton Bays in New York at the Top of the Wharf marina and restaurant on Dune Rd. in 2008. It was used seasonally until the location was severely damaged by hurricane Irene. Captain Badenthorpe then relocated the Wildthing to St. Thomas to commence tours, and unfortunately fell seriously ill soon after. In 2014 Tropical Watercraft Tours and Rentals, purchased the Wildthing and at great expense had her shipped back to the USA. She had suffered for years on the islands and had taken considerable damage due to poor storage, theft and salt water environment. We spent two years completely rebuilding her with custom hand made new interior, new electronics, and removed and rebuilt both engines including brand new turbos and out drives.

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