Port yacht designer honored for preservation leadership

Two Prince designs, including replica of Hemingway’s Pilar, also receive recognition

PORT WASHINGTON yacht designer Bill Prince was pictured in 2015 with his designs for a 38-foot Wheeler, a replica of Ernest Hemingway’s famous boat Pilar, which recently won a top award at Vintage Weekend in Key Largo, Fla. Press file photo

    Port Washington yacht designer Bill Prince was recently honored for his leadership in the preservation of historic yachts.
    Prince received the Joseph Burr Bartram Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th annual Vintage Weekend at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., on Jan. 19.
    The award is presented to people whose leadership benefits the preservation of historic boats and is named for the late Joe Bartram, co-founder of Bartram & Brakenhoff, a leading boat brokerage firm.
    Two Prince-designed boats were displayed at Vintage Weekend and received top awards.
    One was a 48-foot Huckins named Avocette, which received the John Trumpy Award for excellence in design and engineering.
    The other was a 38-foot Wheeler named Legend, which is a replica of Ernest Hemingway’s famous Pilar. It won the Spirit of Tradition Award.
    Bill Prince Yacht Design, 222 E. Main St., Port Washington, is a leading U.S. naval architectural firm involved in classic yacht retrofits that also works in new construction.

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