Pete Davidson and Colin Jost buy decommissioned Staten Island ferry for $280,100

Andy Samberg may have sung “I’m on a Boat,” but it was his “SNL” successors who just bought one.

Staten Island natives Pete Davidson and Colin Jost, along with real estate agent Paul Italia, bought a decommissioned Staten Island ferry at auction for $280,100, Italia told NBC News on Friday.

Italia, who is also a co-founder of Manhattan comedy club The Stand, told the New York Post that the trio plan to turn the boat into a live entertainment space.

The auction for the John F. Kennedy NYC Staten Island Ferry began Jan. 12 and ended Wednesday, according to the New York City Department of Administrative Services.

Jost and Davidson are now responsible for collecting the boat from DCAS’ premises, and have 10 days from Wednesday to do so.

The 277-foot John F. Kennedy was commissioned in 1965 and recently retired due to mechanical issues, according to DCAS.

Davidson and Jost are both well-known Staten Island natives. Davidson’s 2020 film “The King of Staten Island” is loosely based on his younger years, and Jost often pokes fun at his hometown during “Weekend Update.”

A Staten Island ferry served as the announcement of Jost and Scarlett Johansson’s 2020 nuptials, with Meals on Wheels America post a picture of one of the classic orange boats with the words “Jost Married” written on top. Fans were encouraged to donate to charity.

Meanwhile, it looks like Davidson turned on his girlfriend in his hometown. Last year, he and Kim Kardashian were spotted at a Staten Island favorite, Angelina’s Ristorante, and Kardashian was spotted sneaking out of Davidson’s $1.2 million Staten Island condo.

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