Looks like a nice boat lots of space,you can make something out of it. I know a company Schat Harding they produce MOB boats for aboard ocean liners. But thought they came from Norway. I would go and see it and for a good price buy it and have fun with it. Don't know the going prices in the us for auctioned stud but set yourself a top limit and don't go above it.
Bert (from the Netherlands a tiny little country in Europe)