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.

February 20, 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. Christopher Balogh
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. Christopher Balogh
Hemignway Pilar Boat
This replica cost over $1 million and three years to restore. Christopher Balogh
Hemingway Pilar Old Man
The original price that Hemingway paid, with modifications, came to the grand total of $7,495. Christopher Balogh

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