The Yacht Dale Earnhardt Never Got to Enjoy Is for Sale [Pictures]
There's a strong country music connection to the yacht Dale Earnhardt designed, but never had a chance to enjoy. Brooks & Dunn helped him name it!
The 100-foot Hatteras yacht, Sunday Money, is listed for $4.2 million at Denison Yacht Sales. Built in 2001, the watercraft underwent some remodeling and refitting in 2012, but maintains many of the signature details the late NASCAR champion called for. The compass rose design that was part of his logo and a cursive "D" can be found throughout. Original Makore fiddleback woodwork, interior African walnut and marble countertops remain, per reporting from the Charlotte Observer.
Two people have owned Sunday Money since it was built for Earnhardt. It was close to completion when he died in February 2001 during a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500.
Sunday Money was named after a song that the Drive reports Earnhardt wrote with Brooks & Dunn, called "Sunday Money." It was an autobiographical track cut for a themed album called The Dale Earnhardt Winston Cup Collection that was not available at general retailers. Of course it's now on YouTube, and it lives on via a yacht built six years after the song's release.
As for the actual yacht? It features two 1,850 horsepower Detroit Diesel engines, five state rooms, a formal dining area that sleeps eight and a full-service bar. The 2012 refit also brought a new transom, digital stabilizer and wireless networking to the watercraft, per the Charlotte Observer. The yacht was delivered to Earnhardt's family about one month after the Daytona 500 and they eventually sold it.
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