Papa and Crockett And Tubbs, Oh My!

The three coolest things at this year’s Miami International Boat Show: The Carol Suzanne, a deceptively petite racing boat, a not-so-petite Wellcraft Scarab 38 familiar from a certain 1980s cop show, and Pilar, the identical twin to Ernest Hemingway’s fishing boat. (The original is in a Cuban museum.) And here’s the fourth thing—didn’t we say four? This year, the show moves to the Miami Marine Stadium, built in 1963 for powerboat racing—the Carol Suzanne once roared around these waters—and until recently a graffiti-ridden wreck.

carol_suzanne_cropped_new rusty b  w copyPhoto courtesy of the Miami International Boat Show

1 copyPhoto courtesy of David Martino

Pilar 1 copyPhoto courtesy of Felipe Cuevas


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