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Hemingway's Pilar Visits the Miami Boat Show

Video and photos of replica soon to star in film made a pit stop at MIBS 2016.

Hemingway Pilar Miami

An upcoming film about Hemingway and his Cuban fishing captain, Gregorio Fuentes, will be needing another co-star — The Pilar. The original Pilar, a 38-foot Wheeler Playmate is housed in the Museo Hemingway Finca Vigía in Havana, Cuba.

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Miami Boat Show Hemingway

Andy Garcia (actor, writer, and director) along with healthcare mogul Mike Fernandez restored a Wheeler Playmate that they found in upstate New York. Garcia wrote the screenplay for the film. He will also direct and portray Fuentes, along with Jon Voight as Hemingway.

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Hemignway Pilar Boat

This replica cost over $1 million and three years to restore.

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Hemingway Pilar Old Man

The original price that Hemingway paid, with modifications, came to the grand total of $7,495.

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