Maine Yard Building Hemingway Boat Replica

The Wheeler Yacht Company has commissioned the Brooklin Boat Yard of Maine to build a replica of Ernest Hemingway’s famous 38-foot fishing boat, Pilar (the original boat resides in Cuba, where Hemingway last fished her for marlin). However, the new hull will be cold-molded mahogany instead of the original all-wood construction and feature modern electronics and other systems.

The original Pilar, fishing off Cuba.

She will be powered by town diesels and will have a top speed of 30 knots, according to the Brooklin Boat Yard website.

In mid-November, the yard turned the cold-molded hull and began installing interior systems, fixtures, and furniture. The boat is expected to launch in spring 2020.