Washington Post: Yacht River Cruiser

Looking for something different? Yacht river cruiser docked at National Harbor lists for $488,800.

By Michele Lerner

A 65-foot Legacy yacht river cruiser, dubbed Freedom II and based at National Harbor, is listing for $488,800. (Studio Trejo)

A 65-foot Legacy yacht river cruiser, dubbed Freedom II and based at National Harbor, is listing for $488,800. (Studio Trejo)

Now that the MGM hotel and casino has opened at National Harbor, the location has gained renewed attention as a destination for visitors and as a place to live.

According to Redfin, there are just four units available in National Harbor, including three one-bedroom units priced from $329,900 to $354,000 with condo fees of $330 to $380 a month and a waterfront, three-bedroom unit priced at $2.693 million with a monthly condo fee of $2,280.

If you’re in the mood for something a little out of the ordinary but love the vibe at National Harbor, you might want to mull over buying a boat docked at the harbor. Priced at $488,800, the fully furnished 65-foot Legacy yacht river cruiser, dubbed Freedom II, is designed for year-round livability. The yacht has 1,000 square feet of indoor living space and 1,000 square feet of outdoor space for entertaining up to 40 friends.

The yacht has an open floor plan, a living and dining area with a fireplace, and a kitchen with custom-designed maple cabinets, granite counters, full-size stainless-steel appliances, a walk-in pantry and ceramic-tile flooring.

In addition, the boat has a fireplace, central heat and air conditioning, a built-in flat-panel TV, a washer-dryer, two bedrooms, extra sleeping quarters, a security system, storage, one full bathroom, and two half bathrooms.

While there are no property taxes or condo fees, there are slip fees paid annually — currently $11,100, or the equivalent of $925 a month. The slip fees cover water, trash removal, cable, dock security and two parking garage spaces, as well as discounts to restaurants, shops, events and hotels at National Harbor. The slip fees have been paid through March.

For more information, visit ownfreedom2.com or contact boat owner Mike Conners at Buyfreedom2@gmail.com.