You Can Buy Frank Mundus’ Boat

The estate of Frank Mundus, an inspiration for Robert Shaw‘s character of Quint in JAWS, has put his boat the Cricket II up for auction. Check out the details:


155 Terminal Drive Plainview, NY 11803

Estate Auction:
Executor of The Frank Mundus Estate Orders Immediate Sale via Public Auction

The Vessel that Inspired the Movie “JAWS”
Rare Opportunity to Own a Piece of American Cinema History

Year: 1947    Builder: Tiffany Cockrell/ Tiffany Yachts
Documentation No: 25516
Color: White hull-sides with varnished transom, black anti-fouling. white decks and superstructures, and tan cockpit sole

Length on Deck: 39’6″    Beam: 14’    Draft: 3’9″

Engine: Detroit Diesel 8VT71TI, freshwater cooled, 2-cycle, V-8 x 71 cid cylinders, 2- Cycle, with a single turbo charger and inter-cooler, rated to produce 435 horsepower, mounted on built-up pine engine bed stingers via adjustable flex mounts. The exhaust has a water injection elbow, FRP piping in the splitter, dual hose runs with cylinder mufflers, and twin exit flanges through a Racor Filter.

Engine Controls:
Gauge set and dual clutch and throttle levers, operating cable connections to the engine and gear.

Drive Train:
Capital reduction and reverse marine gear with bolt-through shaft coupling, 2″ stainless shaft, shaft log with compression seal, bronze receiver flange with Cutless bearing, and 4-blade prop.
The vessel is in excellent condition and has been maintained by proffesionals throughout its life.Over the years replacements, modifications and repairs have been made to this vessel.

For more information about the boat, you can visit the auction page.


  1. What a great boat… We just restored a boat just like it. We had to replace many of the boards and stainless steel products. I would assume that it is not for sale anymore?

  2. I agree with the comment regarding Mr. Shaw being nominated for best supporting actor. Quint, is one of my all time favorite characters, and Mr. Shaw did an incredible job ! This is similar to another incredible portrayal that I ranks among my all time favorites, that being Gregory Pecks portrayal of Ahab in Moby Dick. I thought he was incredible, and yet, you dont here enough about that part.

  3. I love to attend and buy some stuffs during Auctions, you can really get some nice stuffs in there.:;:

  4. i like online auctions, they give that sort of adrenaline rush when buying;~*

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