Note: Photo frame of Hemingway is not included.
Pilar is also said to be the nickname of Hemingwayâ„¢â€™s second wife. Hemingwayâ„¢ purchased the boat in 1934 for $7,500. Hemingwayâ„¢, an avid sport fisherman, did most of his fishing with Capt. Gregorio Fuentes on the boat. Fuentes was used as the fictional character in Hemingwayâ„¢â€™s classic novel â€œThe Old Man and the Sea.â€?
The boat now rests at Hemingwayâ„¢â€™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