Moored at the city dock near Rocketts Landing, the 78-foot-long boat is set to become a floating restaurant called Flathead’s, opening later this month. Matthew Gleason, former operations and sales manager of the Bull and Bear Club, will head the eatery, serving American fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and assorted seafood.
The boat’s hull has seen quite a bit of history. Celebration’s previous owners lived on the boat with five dogs and two cats. When a storm kicked up in 2009, the boat ran aground in Norfolk, damaging its propellers and transmissions.