Pete Davidson says he’s ‘in a hole’ financially after he and Colin Jost buy $280,000 ferry to Staten Island

A composite of Pete Davidson wearing a black jacket with a bucket hat, blacked out sunglasses and a gold chain next to a Staten Island ferry cruising past the Statue of Liberty.

Pete Davidson bought a decommissioned Staten Island ferry at auction.Taylor Hill/Getty Images/Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

  • Pete Davidson says he’s “in a hole” financially after buying a ferry to Staten Island with Colin Jost.

  • Davidson told the “Family Trips with the Meyers Brothers” podcast that he found the situation amusing.

  • Davidson said it would take them “five years” to renovate the ferry into an entertainment space.

Pete Davidson says he’s “in a hole” financially because of the $280,100 Staten Island ferry he bought with his former “Saturday Night Live” bandmate Colin Jost.

Last year, Insider’s Ben Gilbert reported that the pair won the decommissioned Staten Island ferry at auction.

When asked about the ferry during his appearance on an episode of Seth Meyers’ new podcast, “Family Trips with the Meyers Brothers,” Davidson wondered, “Was it real?”

He continued, “So we just had all the blueprints built, and we had them do one of those computer-generated things, like show you what it could be, and now we’re down to a few people. And it looks like everything is going well, but it’s definitely in five years.”

Davidson said the ferry’s goal is for it to be docked in New York from April through September so the space can be used as a restaurant, concert hall, movie theater and hotel. The ferry could be towed to Miami in the winter, he said.

“Wow, you really thought about it,” Meyers said when Davidson shared his plans.

Colin Jost sitting at a desk and exclaiming while wearing a gray suit with a red tie in an episode of "Saturday Night Live"

Colin Jost and Davidson appeared on “Saturday Night Live” together.NBC/Getty Images

“We have to, because we’re in the hole,” Davidson said. “Colin called me and he was like, ‘Hey, can you join that call about the ferry?’ I was like, ‘Are we still doing this thing?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, that’s pretty serious.’ And it is! I had no idea, I just saw a link and sent a deposit, and now I’m stuck with a fucking boat. It’s really funny, man.

Davidson said he and Jost jokingly renamed the ferry, which was originally called the John F. Kennedy, the Titanic 2 when they bought it.

“It was Colin’s idea. I can’t take full credit for it because I wasn’t on the roll call,” the ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ star added. “Colin takes all the calls, and he’ll call me afterwards and be like, ‘Yeah, it’s fine. It’s called Titanic 2. Alright, I’ll talk to you later.'”

Davidson said he found it funny that the ferry could become an “ongoing problem for me and Colin”.

However, the comedian said Jost is trying to get him to take the business more seriously.

Earlier this month, when asked about the ferry by Entertainment Tonight, Davidson said he had “no idea what’s going on with this thing”.

“Me and Colin were really stoned a year ago and bought a ferry,” he said. “And we are in the process of finding out.”

Jost responded to Davidson’s comment on an Instagram post, which he captioned, “Is it worse that I was really sober when we bought the ferry?”

He added: “We’re thrilled to prove non-believers wrong. You’re going to BE DELETED getting on that ferry in two years. Mark my words.”

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