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1937 Wheeler 38 Playmate Description


AMIGO is an original 38’ Wheeler “Playmate” Built in 1937 Hull #1114 by Wheeler Shipyard Inc., Foot of Cropsey rebuilt from the keel up. Now back in the water for a year, nothing was skipped, missed, or overlooked. She is essentially a newish 1937-Wheeler Playmate, but a true sistership to the PILAR and not a replica.

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Current Price: $395,000
Year: 1937
Engine Model: 6 BT 5.9 Diesel
Length: 38 ft
Gross Weight: 24,000 lb
Hull Material: Wood
State: FL
Draft: 4 ft
Fuel Capacity: 100 Gallons
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Manufacturer: Cummins
Beam: 12 ft
Max Speed: 18 kn
City: Jupiter
Country: US

1937 Wheeler 38 Playmate Vessel Overview

Broker Remarks

Total reconstruction. 100% new wiring and plumbing and mechanical systems including twin Cummins diesels replacing gas engines, a diesel generator, new fuel and water tanks and air conditioning. The owner avoided the temptation to install the steel pipe flybridge station that is on the PILAR but otherwise this is the boat. All running gear components except the rudders were replaced. 

Modern electrical wiring is concealed, and period wiring is run thru period correct copper tubing. Copper countertops and sinks, concealed air conditioning, hidden breaker panel, etc. The interior layout was slightly modified but greatly improved and built in period correct finishes and fixtures. AMIGO is equipped with a private head with holding tank, a spacious and convertible dinette, and a forward stateroom with foredeck access hatch. She easily and very quietly cruises at 15 knots and will top out around 18 plus knots, heavy. 

Wooden boat lovers, Hemmingway aficionados or both should quickly inspect the AMIGO as her owner has done his thing and is reluctantly but seriously selling her on. The build quality that went into this keel up refit is finished to exceptionally high standards. While she belongs in the Smithsonian, she is absolutely ideal for cruising or fishing. Far from a project, AMIGO is ready for daily use. She would make a lovely and economical great loop boat and she can be shipped worldwide on her custom cradle.

  • Avanto Single burner stove top
  • (2) Isotherm refrigeration drawers - (1) refrigerator and (1) freezer
  • Copper sing with bronze faucet
Hull & Deck
  • (2) Foredeck hatches
  • Foredeck access hatch
  • (6) Portlights
  • Deckhouse hardtop
  • Mahogany deck storage boxes with cushions
  • Period correct fighting chair – built by Wheeler
  • Cockpit courtesy lights, multi color
  • Cherry cockpit and bridge deck sole
  • (4) Opening windshield panels for ventilation
  • Hardtop and trunk cabin safety rails
  • (4) Rod holders in covering boards.
  • Maxwell anchor windlass
  • Fortress anchor with chain and rode
  • Full custom boat cover
Electrical System
  • 12 DC and 120 VAC
  • 30-amp shore power
  • 6.5kw Phasor generator with 81 hours
  • Auto battery charger
  • (3) AGM glass matt batteries - (2) main engine start, (1) gen start
Engine Room / Mechanical Equipment
  • Perko strainers and sea cocks
  • All new single lever engine controls
  • Cummins 210 HP fresh water-cooled marine diesels, 30 hours
  • Comprehensive mechanical gauge package at helm for motors and transmissions
  • Sea Star hydraulic steering
  • Custom AC and DC breaker panel with amp and volt meters, rotary power selector switch, marine breakers installed on hinges for easy access and service
  • Engine room fire suppression system
  • (5) Auto/manual bilge pumps
  • Alarm system, engine oil pressure and temp and bilge alarm
  • Remote generator gauge and control panel
  • Water cooled shaft logs
  • Rule high water alarm system
Electronics & Navigational Equipment
  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass
  • Garmin GPS Map 8610 10” touch screen plotter/fish finder
  • Simrad autopilot
  • Garmin Standard VHF radio
  • Running lights

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