Cuban Fishing Boat


A 16 foot traditional Cuban fishing skiff is being built for the upcoming movie ‘Hemingway and Fuentes”, which documents Ernest Hemingway’s relationship with his Cuban boat captain Gregorio Fuentes.  The boat design is based upon documentation of actual cuban fishing skiffs, and of historical plans obtained.

 It is being planked carvel style of Spanish cedar on sawn frames. I am using Cuban mahogany as available, for thwarts, transom, substituting Honduran mahogany where necessary for keel, stem, etc.. The boat will carry a traditional cotton sprit type sail sewn and roped here in our shop. Longleaf pine trees will be provided for the spars.


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