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The 62' classic motor vessel Pam was built in 1921 as a fast, commuter yacht for
Harrington Walker. Mr. Walker was the grandson of Hiram Walker, owner of H.W. Distilleries,
makers of Canadian Club whiskey. During the roaring twenties, commuting to work
in one's own private yacht was the chosen means of transportation for many of the
nation's top industrialists, financiers and businessmen.
Pam has been completely restored by her current owner. You feel as if you have been
transported to the bygone era of the golden age as you step onto her varnished pine
aft deck fitted with cushioned wicker chairs.
Her deep overstuffed mahogany daybed is the perfect place for sunbathing, reading
a good book or watching the sights. Pam's aft deck has an extendable canopy with
clear roll down side curtains that have the capability of fully enclosing her entire
Her interior features highly varnished paneled mahogany throughout. The main salon
is spacious and offers elegant tufted velvet seating with linen curtained windows.
Her private head is unusually large, complete with a shower. The galley is nicely
equipped and has many large windows offering any chef a spectacular view.
Pam is the perfect boat for private tours, luncheons, dinners and cocktail cruises.
She also makes a splendid race committee and spectator boat for the America's Cup
Pam is one of two surviving boats in the world that were custom built by Great Lakes
Boat Building Company. She was a true engineering marvel for her time and did 30+
knots at speed in 1921! Since her restoration, she has become a much sought after
and prized collector's item.
In 1990, her current owner, Bob Tiedemann, saw her half sunk up the New River in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Although she was in terrible disrepair, it was love at
first sight. Filled with water, her engines were seized, her foredeck was caved
in, her interior was rotten and her varnish and paint had long since disappeared.
Her beautiful design, extraordinary engineering and extremely high quality construction
inspired her restoration. She was brought back to life through passion and perseverance.