This passenger vessel is full of Old-Florida history. The Wofford is a 1940's custom
wooden tour boat, built in Ft. Lauderdale (along with an identical sister ship, which
was reportedly lost in a fire). Initially, the Wofford served as a water taxi, taking
guest to and from the Wofford Hotel in Miami Beach and the mainland, transporting
numerous famous people, presidents and mop gangsters (i.e. Al Capone, Anthony
Carfano and Frank Costello) who resided and operated both illegal gambling
operations and legitimate hotels, including Miami's Wofford Hotel.
Later, the Wofford served for many years in the waters of southern Florida and
the Everglades, as the Jungle Cruise until she was taken to New York City where
she worked as a tour boat on the Erie Canal and the Hudson River.
In September 2011, the Wofford made the trip south and is now in Crystal River,
Florida where she is in need of some TLC to complete her next chapter.
All offers considered! Price just reduced to $30,000.00
- Additional Information
- The Wofford is on the hard in Crystal River Fl. There is a current survey upon request. The Wofford would be suitable for a charming sunset cruise boat, private charters or even Eco tours.It also comes with 37 chairs, a stereo system with a microphone and Ratheon radar. If you have a need for a vessel like this, Don't let this piece of Old-Florida History get away from you. All offers considered
- 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.
- Capt. Dean Rudder Professional Yacht Broker Edwards Yacht Sales Licensed and Bonded 727-224-8977 e-mail D ean@EdwardsYachtSales.com www.EdwardsYachtSales.com www.SailboatsinFlorida.com www.CatamaransinFlorida.com www.FloridaTrawlers.com