(Photos courtesy Cannell, Payne & Page)
She’s a 24′ Whiticar, built in 1964. Just a fabulous boat.
Who/what is Whiticar, you may ask?
It’s a wonderful boatyard located on Willoughby Creek in Stuart, Florida. The company’s correct name is Whiticar Boat Works; www.whiticar.com. Back in the days when our trade show (IBEX) took place in Fort Lauderdale in February every year, I’d typically travel with a colleague and we’d spend the week between IBEX and the Miami Boat Show visiting boat yards in south Florida. Whiticar was always a must-visit.
Whiticar has built more than 70 wooden boats, primarily sportfish boats. AVELLAR, though, seems more of a bass boat-type design. Here’s one of their designs (by Curt Whiticar) in 1922:
Here’s an album of some of their custom designs: http://www.whiticar.com/gallery.html?gallery=Whiticar+Custom+Boats
(Sadly, AVELLAR — my new boat — doesn’t appear there.)
Whiticar has been very actively involved as a full-service yard since 1947. I know I’ll be pulling off the ICW at Marker 13A if ever I take AVELLAR down to Florida.
(I have no idea what AVELLAR means. Does anyone out there in the reading public?)
Are there any other Whiticar owners out there?
Thanks to Jim Payne at Cannell, Payne & Page for making this happen.
Please comment below. Thanks, Carl