Item Information


Sale-Lot Number:
City, State:
New York, NY
Current Bid:
320,050 USD
Close Time:
02/04 05:53 PM CT (Closed)
Time Remaining:



NPS Vessel Liberty V, 2012 Scarano Boat Building, Albany, NY, USA Type: Bow and side loading former USCG Inspected Passenger Vessel deck has passenger cabin with seating, below main deck is crew quarters with gallery area. Upper deck has outdoor seating and standalone pilot house. Official Number (ON): 1235305, Launch Date: May 2012. Dimensions: Length 75ft, Beam 22.5ft Draft 6.5ft. Displacement: 90 Tons (estimated by shipyard). Capacity: (COI expired) Total Persons: 152, Passengers 149, 3 Crew (2 Deckhands, 1 Master). *****This item requires a bid deposit of $1000. Bid deposits must be in the form of a cashiers check or money order and should be made out to G.S.A. and mailed to: GSA, 4QSCA, 77 Forsyth Street SW, Suite 100, Attn: Tommy Pruitt, Atlanta, GA 30303. Prospective bidders must provide their GSAAuctions Login Name, Sale and Lot Number, Address, Telephone Number, and Email Address. Once bid deposit has been received, bid rights will be assigned*****All bid deposits will be returned within four business days from the closing date of the sale. All bidders must be registered via website*****All bid deposits must be received by 12 Noon on February 3, 2016*****Credit cards will not be accepted for bid deposits*****; *****To schedule an appointment for inspection Potential bidders must contact Capt. Bruce Stephenson via email; . Scheduled appointments are available Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 1 PM at Ellis Island. Only potential bidders with prearranged scheduled appointments will be permitted to inspect the vessel, potential bidders will have to provide names in advance for United States Park Police (USPP) security clearance for access.****** *****For full description of the vessel please see attachment***** 14234552520001

Additional Documents

NPS Liberty Full Description

Inspection and Removal Information:

Property Location Information:




Inspection and Removal Information:

Property Location and inquiries/questions regarding property inspection and/or removal:

National Park Service
Statue Of Liberty National Monument
Ellis Island
New York, NY 10004

Contact: Bruce Stephenson
Phone: 646-356-2144
Fax: 212-363-8343

For inquiries/questions regarding contractual issues, contact the following sales contracting officer/property disposal specialist:

tommy Pruitt
Phone: 404-215-8679

For inquiries/questions regarding payments ONLY, see the Payment and Removal section of the FAQ's located at the top right of this page OR refer to the contact information provided on your notice of award email.

Auction Description and Bidding Rules

This is an English auction. At the close of the auction, the user with the highest bid wins the auction, as long as that bid is at or above the auction's reserve price. The reserve price is the lowest price accepted for the item.

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Auction Properties

Current High Bid
320,050 USD
Reserve Price
Reserve Price Amount
Bid increment
50 USD
Inactivity period
Run length
Inactivity period for reduction of Bid Increment
Reduction of bid increment
Reduction of bid increment limit
50 USD
Start Time
01/20 05:00 PM CT
Close Time
02/04 05:53 PM CT

Closing Rules:

This auction will end in one of these ways:

  • At the auction close time if no bids (proxy or flat) are placed within the inactivity period, or the auction is not subject to a inactivity period.
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Winning & Trading

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Reduction of Bid Increment Notes

The reduction of bid increment happens when there is no bid activity within a specified time for an auction. The system will decrease the incremental bid amount by a percentage upto a limit based on template codes designed for this purpose. All auctions are not subject to the reduction of bid increment rule. Here's an example: A bid increment is set at $25.00 for an auction. A No-Bid-Period has been set for 2 days at a reduction rate of 10 percent and a reduction limit of $20.00. After 2 full days of inactivity for the auction, the bid increment will be reduced by 10 percent now making the current bid increment $22.00. 10 percent of $25.00 = $2.50 rounded to the nearest dollar $3.00. The reduction is repeated for multiple inactivity periods until the reduction limit is reached or auction closes.

Note: When "Compatible" bidding occurs (two or more bids of the same amount are submitted), the "high bid" is determined by GSA Auctions system's evaluation, based on the time of submission and/or by proxy.

To enhance bidder privacy, and protect GSA Auctions users from fraudulent emails, GSA Auctions has changed how User IDs are displayed on the bid history page. Only you can view your User ID, all other members will see anonymous user IDs, such as Bidder*.

As of February 14, 2009 bidders will be assigned the actual bidder number for the sale/lot based on when they placed their bid, if you are the first bidder for this sale you will see Bidder#1, if you are the second bidder you will see Bidder#2.

Bidders in the Auction (Current top 10 bidders)

Bidder Bid Amount Date-Time
Bidder#11 (Current High Bid) 320,050 USD 02/04/2016 05:33:49 PM CT
Bidder#2 305,055 USD 02/04/2016 05:28:07 PM CT
Bidder#12 261,716 USD 02/04/2016 05:16:39 PM CT
Bidder#6 160,100 USD 02/04/2016 04:54:46 PM CT
Bidder#3 140,050 USD 02/04/2016 04:25:27 PM CT
Bidder#8 121,805 USD 02/04/2016 03:33:46 PM CT
Bidder#5 121,506 USD 02/04/2016 03:09:22 PM CT
Bidder#10 70,150 USD 02/04/2016 12:06:14 PM CT
Bidder#9 70,100 USD 02/04/2016 11:30:31 AM CT
Bidder#7 48,173 USD 02/03/2016 05:55:50 PM CT

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(*) Possible Extension. See Bidding Rules.