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Email This Page to a FriendLEGEND – The New Wheeler 38, A Modern Interpretation of Hemingway’s PILAR
September 17, 2020
The Brooklin Boat Yard has teamed up with the newly reborn Wheeler Yacht Company to create a 21st century interpretation of one of this fabled builder's most iconic boats. The results are understandably impressive.
The building of LEGEND took place at Brooklin Boat Yard, in Brooklin, Maine.
Earnest Hemingway's PILAR was a customized Wheeler Playmate 38. She was built in 1934 at the Wheeler Ship Yard in Brooklyn New York. which closed in 1965.Wes Wheeler has resurrected the family business as Wheeler Yachts.
Length Overall — 39'4"
Length on Design Waterline — 38'9"
Beam — 12'0"
Draft — 3'5"
Displacement — 20,600 lbs. (est.)
Vessel Type — 38' Cold-molded wooden motor yacht
Propulsion — Twin Yanmar 370 HP Diesel engines (8LV370)
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