In its heyday, the Wheeler Yacht Company was a renowned boatbuilder with high-profile clientele including one Ernest Hemingway. In 1934, the writer acquired the ‘Pilar’ – time spent on which would inspire much of his writing including ‘The Old Man And The Sea’ (1953).
After many years of inactivity, the company has returned to production with the Wheeler 38 ‘Pilar’ Fishing Boat – reverse engineered from the original plans of Hemingway’s old 12m (38 foot) tub in collaboration with naval architect, Bill Prince.
Upgrades include a cold-moulded epoxy hull, a diesel engine capable of 30 knots and a slew of electronics for air conditioning, digital connectivity, refrigeration and autopilot.
Yours for about €1,28 million.