Feb 12, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT
Sorry I cheated, honey. Here’s a $3 million boat. Welcome to The Solitude, a smaller companion boat to Tiger Woods’ luxury yacht Privacy, which is not to be confused with former Senator Gary Hart’s old boat, Monkey Business. The Solitude, a custom dive boat that Woods is having built for wife Elin Nordegren, is just about ready to hit the open sea. Word is that Woods is using the new vessel as an elaborate peace offering to Elin, hoping that both the boat and his new, non sex-addicted libido will both soon be seaworthy.
Woods of course once had a marriage that was considered unsinkable, until it struck a series of mistresses in the icy mid-Atlantic and sunk like a safe full of rocks. Now, the rebuilding begins; the first step of which was completed when Woods allegedly finished sex addiction therapy at the Gentle Path clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Now People Magazine has the news that the boat — construction on which began in 2008 — just could help save the marriage.
“Maybe the boat will represent a new beginning for Tiger and Elin,” a source told People.com. “Romantic sea air can do wonders for a troubled marriage.”
The boat, which Woods had designed especially for avid diver Nordegren, was something they’d both wanted way before revelations of the golfer’s trysts with multiple women pulled the couple potentially to the breaking point.
Woods and Nordegren did a lot of diving early in their marriage and had previously spoken of buying a dive boat.
“Tiger and Elin have continued diving when they are out for relaxation,” a source tells People. “And they talked about having a boat that would be mainly for this purpose.”
When it is finished later this month, Solitude will become Woods’ second boat, the other being his 150-foot yacht Privacy.
Currently the new dive boat, which cost between $2 and $3 million to build, remains docked at the Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina, close to Woods’ new estate on Jupiter Island.
The builder did not confirm the boat was intended for Woods.
Will new boat Tiger Woods had built for wife Elin Nordegren help them kiss and make up? [New York Daily News]
Tiger Woods’s New Boat: A Peace Offering to Elin? [People]
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