62' Whiticar 1971



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62' Whiticar 1971 Miss Phebe II


Miss Phebe II has "great lines and great story lines," says her current owner. She is, without a doubt, a special boat. Whether you want to fish, play, cruise the islands and beyond, or simply own a magnificent piece of history, this is the boat for you.

"Miss Phebe II" (originally named Patesa V) was built in 1971 by Whiticar Boat Works in Stuart, FL, of solid mahogany construction. E. Bronson Ingram II, well-known billionaire and business investor, commissioned her new for 2.5 million, and it took Whiticar Boat works 2.5 years to build her. She was one of the famous Shearwater custom sport fishing boats designed and built by Curt Whiticar, and she has been featured in many magazines for her beauty, elegance, performance, and story.

Her current owner is an active conservationist, and has dedicated quite a bit of his time aboard her to aiding in various marine research projects. She is the a member of the SeaKeepers DISCOVERY fleet, and has engaged in tiger shark tagging in the Bahamas, marine algae and coral research, whale shark research, dolphin research, and much more. Some of the most prestigious conservation groups, including the Cousteau Society, Mote Marine, the Rosensteil School of Marine Science of the University of Miami, have worked aboard her.

In 2012, a research cruise to the Dry Tortugas onboard Miss Phebe was the first ever SeaKeeper’s DISCOVERY Yachts mission, providing scientists with the opportunity to collect hundreds of coral tissue samples which were used to study coral genetics and better understand the differences among coral communities.

She has an extensive fishing background, and has been to Belize and many other exotic locations. Marlin Magazine's Ricard Gibson happened to be aboard her as an observer during a fishing tournament in the Turks & Caicos during the 90's when a large blue marlin rammed into the starboard side of the boat below the gunwhale and lost its spike in the mahogany. The spike still remains affixed to the hull and can be seen from inside the engine room (see final photo in gallery!).

Be sure to watch both of the videos in the listing--the first one shows an account of some of the wonderful times that have been had in the Bahamas aboard her, and the second shows her Detroit Diesels running beautifully (taken in June 2018).

Of course, she is much more than the sum of her stories. One could listen to stories and read about her forever, but what about getting out on the water? She's located in Marineland, Florida (an easy drive from the Orlando or Jacksonville airports), where she is kept in the water, maintained by a professional captain, and run regularly. She is equipped with modern safety gear, including a new life raft, and is comfortably appointed for up to 8 people to sleep aboard, each in their own private berth. Her galley is perfect for preparing seafood dinners, and her salon is perfect for entertaining. She has new air conditioning units, and industrial sized icemaker, a wet bar and fridge in the salon, a large cockpit and bridge area, a massive forward deck where you can sunbathe, a new anchor and top-of-the-line windlass, and more. Read on for details! 

Recent Upgrades

  • Shaft log boots replaced and stuffing boxes redone 2015
  • Hull and Bridge Awlgripped  2015
  • New stainless steel swim step struts 2015
  • Generators rewound 2018
  • Replaced 2-8D generator batteries 2018
  • New battery charger for generator batteries 2018
  • Top A/C chiller replaced 2017
  • Mains and generators oil change and service May 2018
  • Replaced 8-4D batteries for mains 2015
  • New Revere Offshore Commander 8-man Life Raft 2016


  • Sea 157 VHF
  • AP 300X Autopilot
  • Garmin GPS 740s
  • Garmin GPS Map 4212 (New 2011)
  • Furuno FCV-292 Color Fish Recorder
  • (1) Icom VHF, (1) Garmin VHF
  • Flat Screen TV in Salon
  • Stereo System in Salon Consisting of:
  • Sony DVD / CD Player
  • Denon Digital Audio / Video Control Center
  • Niles Speaker Selection Control System
  • SeaTel Satellite TV

Electrical / Mechanical

  • Refurbished Engines Installed with Two New Generators in 2000.
  • 2-27 KW Kilo-Pack Generators (new in 2000) Port with 1489hrs & Starboard with 1567 hrs both rewound in 2018
  • 2 -32 volt Sentry Battery Chargers new 2000
  • 1-12 volt Battery Charger new 2018
  • 8 -8 volt Batteries
  • 2 -4D Batteries
  • 12v, 32v Electrical System
  • 110v, 220v (AC)
  • Hydraulic Steering New in 2003
  • 50 Amp Shore Power Port and Starboard
  • Cable and Phone Hook Ups
  • 6 Air Conditioning handlers with (2,24 BTU Aqua Air Chillers New in 2000) and 2 Salon Air Handlers New in 2000.
  • AC/DC Panel New in 2000
  • New Wiring in Engine Room 2000
  • Eskimo Ice Machine 2003
  • 6 Bilge Pumps
  • Halon System
  • 600 GPD Water Maker
  • Spare Props
  • Royal Flush Electric Heads & Headhunter Type-II Waste Treatment System
  • Trim Tabs
  • Glendenning Electronic Controls Bridge and Cockpit
  • Oil Change System
  • Racor Filters for Engines and Generators
  • Manual Gauges in Engine Room
  • New Shafts in 2000
  • Tank Tender Fuel / Water Gauges


  • Hull and top sides painted in 2015
  • Nautical Structure Davit (new 2000)
  • Bow Rail, Pulpit and Windlass
  • Fresh Water Wash Down
  • (3) Windshield Wipers
  • Armstrong Ladder
  • (1) Spreader Light
  • Search Light
  • Cockpit Cover
  • Teak Cockpit New 2000
  • Teak Covering Boards New 2000
  • Mahogany Transom New 2000
  • Mahogany Bulkhead in Cockpit
  • Dive Tank Rack Under Cockpit

Fishing Equipment

  • Rupp Outriggers
  • Center Rigger
  • 9 - Rod Holders on Bridge
  • 4 - Rod Holders in Gunnels
  • Custom Fish Box with Eskimo Ice Machine Along Transom
  • Live Well
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Cockpit Freezer / Tackle Cabinets to Port
  • Lower Station with Storage to Starboard
  • Enclosed Bridge (3 sides) with Slide Windows and Front Opening Window

See Accommodations section for details on the interior! Call me today! This is truly one of the most impressive boats on the market and her price is exceptional for what she has to offer!





Classic Mahogany Sport Fisher

Cruise Speed:

16 KTS

Max Speed:

20 KTS

Range NMI:



16' 4"

Engine Details:

Detriot Diesel 12V71

Engine 1:

2823.00 HRS 485.00 HP

Engine 2:

2823.00 HRS 485.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

1000 GAL

Water Capacity:

230 GAL


Walking from the cockpit into the salon you view two sofas, one along starboard side and one forward of salon. There are three barrel chairs to port with table and TV/entertainment center to port as you enter salon. Going down a few steps to port you come into the galley with master stateroom starboard with side by side bunks and private head and shower stall.

Walking forward, you come to a separate guest head to starboard and separate guest shower to port, with a guest stateroom to starboard with upper and lower bunks to starboard and to port you have second stateroom with upper and lower bunks. Forward in the bow is crews quarters with upper and lower bunks and its own head with shower stall. 

Beige Berber Carpet in Salon and Staterooms New in 2011


•3 Drawer Night Stand with Mirror Between Berths

•Drawers Under Each Berth

•Port Hole and Windows for Light and Air

•Large Hanging Locker

•Large Head with Nice Size Shower Stall and Sink with Vanity


•Storage Under Berths

•Two Drawer Vanity with Mirror

•Hanging Locker

•Port Hole Each Stateroom


•Storage Above Bunk

•Port Hole

•Mirror with Storage

•Head and Shower Stall Port Side of Crews Quarters


•Two Release Helm Chairs

•Seating to Port

•Seating in Front of Helm

•Large Storage Area in Front of Helm


This galley runs along the port side of vessel with nice size counter top and storage below. There is plenty of working area and light in this galley.

•3 Burner Electric Stove


•Under Counter Freezer

•Double S/S Sink

•Goldstar Microwave

•Mahogany & Holly Flooring

•Spice Rack on Starboard Side with Storage Below

•Two Port Holes

•Hot Water Heater (New 2000)

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. This listing is a courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

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