Historic yacht to be auctioned at Fort Lauderdale show

Published online: Oct 25, 2010 News Trade Only Today
Viewed 604 time(s)

Tucked among acres of fiberglass yachts, the 63-foot, wood-hulled motoryacht Elegante will be at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week, not for sale, but for auction Saturday at B-dock at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.

The historic one-off yacht, built in 1964 at Whiticar Boat Works in Stuart, Fla., was commissioned by John Hay "Jock" Whitney, a multimillionaire sportsman and the founder of J.H. Whitney & Co., the oldest venture capital investment company in the United States.

Powered by twin Detroit 60 series turbocharged engines, Naples, Fla.-based Elegante has been chartering 5,500 miles a year, cruising the East and West coasts north to Alaska and Nova Scotia, according to auctioneer Mecum Auctions of Marengo, Ill., which recently auctioned the F. Todd Warner wooden-boat collection - 127 boats, plus classic engines and parts.

The yacht can sleep two couples and entertain 25 guests.

The auction is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at slip 223 on Bahia Mar's B-dock. Information is available at www.mecum.com or by calling 815-568-8888.

You May Also Be Interested In...

March 30, 2015

The Mini Bike Is Back!

The Downtube Mini Shimano Nexus 8SP Folding Bike has answered the call of demand and is back on the market!
March 25, 2015

Restored To Her Glory

If you’re interested in restoration stories, you don’t want to miss this one—which involves a little history lesson to boot.
March 19, 2015

Why You Should Keep Your Smoke Alarms Up To Date

If you want to hear a good argument for keeping your smoke alarms up to date onboard, check out this man’s story according to Cambridge News.
March 11, 2015

Unmanned Houseboat Drifts 165 Miles

You’ve heard of runaway dogs, but have you ever heard of a runaway houseboat?
March 04, 2015

Lake Norris Update: Twin Cove Marina Is Seeing Great Progress

In an admiral show of resilience and dedication, the heavy winter damage at Twin Cove Marina, Carryville, Tenn., is already being tackled by cleanup crews.
February 24, 2015

Norris Lake Boats Suffer Severe Winter Damage

We have sad news—several boats and docks collapsed under the fury of a winter storm in the Norris Lake, Campbell County, Tenn., area this Saturday.
Follow us on Facebook!   Follow us on Instagram!   Follow us on Pinterest!   Follow us on YouTube!