Everyone..... It’s your charter, tell us what you’d like to do....Breakfast, lunch dinner, sightseeing, marriage proposals, picnics, oysters, an unforgettable commute, birthdays, graduation celebration, time alone, high days and holidays. Whatever your event or celebration, we’d like to accommodate.
Live out your very own jazz age experience picking gramophone records as we circumnavigate the Statue of Liberty.
Charters for 6 people or less. $685 an hour. (Minimum of two hours required).
Embarkation and vice versa available in Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey. Contact us.
In 1934, during a long Kenyan safari, Ernest Hemingway kept a heavily thumbed and dog eared copy of the Wheeler Boat catalogue in his pocket. Upon his return to New York, he immediately made his way to Brooklyn, the foot of Cropsey Avenue - Home of the Wheeler family and their operation.
He wanted a boat that would serve several masters. An open water, sea going vessel, robust enough for untold weather, long expeditions and the enormous deep sea fish that so obsessed him.
He ordered what was known as a ‘Playmate’. In every sense. The Wheeler family had a successful and popular class of cruiser called the ‘Playmate’, the Cadillac of the Jazz age and at 38feet, Hemingway had found his sea going match.
He ordered one with a black hull, named her Pilar and sailed into literary, mythical and mystical lore.
At the same time, the Wheeler family were also building our Playmate - named at the time - Rarebit.
Now you have the opportunity to charter not only an incredibly unique vessel but slice of American history as there are only four known documented Wheeler Playmates left in existence.
For enquires or more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Entertainment WeeklyJune 01, 2021