Honey Fitz

Honey Fitz starboardPhoto of the real Honey Fitz, a presidential yacht used frequently by JFK and no longer owned by the Federal Government.  I made the model based on the yacht as it was when JFK used it; this photo is a recent photo, with the deck enclosed and the upper deck converted to public use.

Deck and house Large Web view

Roof Large Web view

Pilot house Large Web view

Interior work Large Web view

Portholes, more house 1 Large Web view

Varnishing Large Web view

Honey Fitz in museum Large Web view Honey Fitz on display in museum Large Web view Honey Fitz closeup bow Large Web view Honey Fitz coseup amidships Large Web view Honey Fitz starboard 1 Large Web view Honey Fitz stack Large Web view Honey Fitz close top Large Web view Honey Fitz stern 1 Large Web view Honey Fitz deck Large Web view Honey Fitz port side Large Web view Honey Fitz main salon Large Web view Honey Fitz main salon 1 Large Web view Honey Fitz main salon 2 Large Web view Honey Fitz bathroom Large Web view Honey Fitz bathroom 1 Large Web view Honey Fitz main salon 3 Large Web view Honey Fitz interior Large Web view Honey Fitz starboard bow Large Web view Honey Fitz opened Large Web view Bill and Honey Fitz Large Web view

 

3 responses to “Honey Fitz

  1. Do you sell any of the boat models?

  2. The upper deck conversion was done during the Nixon presidency. It was never like that when JFK was president. How do I know? I was the engineer of the Honey Fitz for every trip JFK made on the boat and traveled with it to Palm Beach, Newport, and Hyannis Port. The only things on top then were the flag posts and a John Boat that was about 10 feet long. Sincerely, John F. Harris

    • Hi John, nice to meet you and thanks for viewing! How wonderful that you were able to travel on Honey Fitz all that time!
      The top photo is a newer one, indeed. When I built the model, I wanted to show the way it was during the time that JFK was president so there is only a john boat, the stack, and the hatches, lights, etc. I had to use some old photos for that but the newer one in the water is a stock photo taken off the Internet.
      Bill

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