The Pro 24 was originally sold to Captain Sam Pecorino.
About the boat, then . . .
The boat was designed to be used as a charter boat for professional guides. The console is positioned near the bow to allow for more fishing space in the aft area. All that space was also used to set up lawn chairs (aluminum frames with nylon webbing) for fishermen to use for the ride out, as was the custom in those days. Upon arriving at the fishing hole, they would fold and put away the chairs and commence fishing.
When the day was done, they would get out the chairs for the ride back to the dock.
The boat was used by Jacques Cousteau in his documentary, "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau: The Forgotten Mermaids" which was filmed in Citrus County, Florida in 1973.
About the boat, now . . .
She has been completely refurbished by our sister company, Powerboat Headquarters. James and Rufus replaced the floors, transom and teak, cleaned and polished the hardware and gave her a fresh coat of paint.
The Pro 24 is kept as a museum piece and used in promotional events. See a Slideshow of the Pro 24.
About Captain Sam . . .
Capt. Sam ran his charter out of Crystal River, Florida. He used his Pro 24 for 30 years, from 1968 until 1997. He was in his 80's when he traded it back to us in exchange for a new 1997 Pro-Line 23 Sport Utility model. He chartered his new 23 SU until he sold it in 2004 or 2005.
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