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Discontinued December, 2012

Salt Water Fisherman
“PILAR" ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S
FAMOUS SPORT FISH MODEL BOAT

DIMENSIONS model: 13" L x  6" H x 4" W         Shipping Weight 7 1/2 lb
Base 15 1/4” L x 5 1/2" W x 7" H  
PRICE $435.00
FREE SHIPPING and handling to 48 contiguous States 
Presented is a model of perhaps the most famous sport fishing boat ever built. It is PILAR owned by world renown author Ernest Hemingway that was built for him by the Wheeler Shipyard in New York City in 1934. To finance the purchase, he obtained advances from two publishers, Esquire and Scribner's which totaled $5500.00.  This model exemplifies the care and attention to detail that the boat builder took in creating this world class sport fish. It is a really magnificent example of the model maker's art.

          Stern with ladder to flying bridge      
                    Special name tag on base
                    Engine boxes in cockpit      
       Attractive Plexiglas case at no extra cost
Hemingway's contract to purchase included some new innovations which were seen for the first time in fishing . These included the a sunken cockpit area lowered by 12 inches, a transom door with its ledge fitted with a roller to haul fish aboard, extra fuel tanks for an extended range, and a flying bridge. She carried 300 gallons of fuel and 155 gallons of water. Painted jet black, with green decks and bottom paint, her name was his code for former wife Pauline.

                                   Three quarter view from port bow

The model has been carefully crafted in wood by skilled artisan's in the Dominican Republic in accordance with the original plans.

Buy this limited production famous model Now!   What a great find for that special collection that includes only the finest and most noteworthy.

MODEL DIMENSIONS:
Length Over All 13"                   Beam   4"
Height from bottom of stand to top of mast   6"
Base  15 1/4” L x 5 1/2" W x 7" H     Shipping Weight      7 1/2 pounds


                                Complete with Plexiglas case


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