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1957 Wheeler Promenade Aft Cockpit
| Please call owner John at 850-497-5413. |
Boat is in Saint Petersburg, Florida. "Camelot" is a classic motor-yacht designed by Howard Wheeler and built in 1957 by the Wheeler Yacht Company of Brooklyn, New York.
The Wheeler company and Wheeler yachts were made famous by Earnest Hemingway.
Earnest Hemingway fished the Florida waters in many Wheeler yachts and featured the most famous Wheeler yacht "Pilar" in the "Old Man and the Sea".
"Camelot" has been hauled every year since 2008 for bottom paint and minor repair at Pensacola Ship Yard.
Records and photos available.
She will be hauled Spring 2016 for inspection and bottom paint.
From 2008-2015 she has undergone a complete interior and deck remodel.
New bamboo floors, ceilings, cabinets, windows, galley and layout.
The owner lives aboard and insures all systems are in working order.
This two stateroom layout has made room for a full on-board workshop and walk-in closet (hers).
Both staterooms have Queen size beds, closets, Flat Screen TVs, full drawer dressers and accompanying heads.
The galley is up and has new SS cooktop, SS Stove, full size SS sink, microwave and SS 13CF refrigerator.
The lower salon easily seats 8.
The Upper Salon features fully sealed Teak floors, full enclosure and seating for 10 as well as washer and dryer and 32in TV.
The upper helm and deck provide yet another spacious area.
This is the only yacht of her length that can support a party of 15 on the front deck and bikini deck.
She is a perfect live aboard or charter yacht.
The original Detroit Diesel 671s are in unbelievably good condition and consume only one gallon a mile at 7 kts (12000rpm).
They and the 4cyl 10K generator produce no smoke at all.
Oil has been changed every year and there are zero electronics to fail.
The SS fuel tanks hold an impressive 1800 gallons.
Camelot has a new Pettit paint job above the waterline and will have a new paint job below the waterline spring 2016.