| Dimension||L: 27.5 W: 7.5 H: 15 Inches|
|About||This is the official licensed model of the famous Hemingway™ Pilar Fishing Boat. The model was 100% handmade based on the original plan and painted green and black color. Contains many details such as wooden chair, wooden bed, metal railings and metal steering wheel. Comes with a wooden stand and ready for display.|
|History||The Pilar was author Ernest Hemingway™’s prized possession. The 38-foot fishing boat was built by the Wheeler Shipyard in 1934 and was named after a bullfight shrine Hemingway™ had visited in Zaragoza, Spain. The shrine is prominently mentioned in Hemingway™’s book “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”|
Pilar is also said to be the nickname of Hemingway™’s second wife. Hemingway™ purchased the boat in 1934 for $7,500. Hemingway™, an avid sport fisherman, did most of his fishing with Capt. Gregorio Fuentes on the boat. Fuentes was used as the fictional character in Hemingway™’s classic novel “The Old Man and the Sea.”
The boat now rests at Hemingway™’s Finca Vigia estate in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba. The boat originally had a black hull, but it has been painted green while in Cuba
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Regularly $450 - On Sale - $402
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