Koch says he bought the vessel on Ebay for $9,000 back in 2007.
"It was built in 1983 by Pat and Cecil Gates, two teachers," Koch noted. "They built six battleships and the Titanic. They then took them on a tour around the United States to the 200th anniversary celebrations in New York, with the Statue of Liberty with Ellis Island, and they wrote a book about their adventures. The name of the book is 'You Can't Go Incognito in a Battleship.'"