Several months later, on Sept. 15, 2012, the car museum opened. Six weeks later, Sandy pushed 51 inches of water into the building where the two museums are housed, and the "bad" times of the marriage had begun.
"It was a tremendous ordeal to see everything destroyed," Zboyan, who is also a Brick resident, told Patch. "A lot of people were skeptical about coming back and rebuilding, but I'm an individual that doesn't give up anything. I put this thing together, and I wasn't going to see it fail just because of the storm. I also lost my home in the storm, but myself, my wife and family helped us bring our home and we were determined to bring the museum back again too."
At the beginning of August, Zboyan saw his vision about rebuilding the museum come to fruition. And this coming Saturday, the boating museum will also reopen.
The boating museum is located in the old Johnson Brothers Boatworks and when the water came in, several library books about nautical history were lost, said Bob O'Brien.
Although some of the collection on the car side had been moved out, there were losses there too.
O'Brien did note that many of the collection was salvaged, including, he said, the museum’s wood flooring, made of the same teak and holly used on yacht decks.
The car museum is currently open Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10-4, Saturday 10-8, and Sunday 12-4.
Zboyan called the newest display "very diversified," and noted "the first time we mostly had Model Ts and Model A Fords, but this time we have a little bit of everyting from a very rare Shaw motorcycle, up to a 1965 red Mustang convertible."
The boating museum's reopening will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and will include a reception and music.
The museums are located at 1800 Bay Ave., in Point Pleasant, NJ. For more information contact at: 732-899-0012.