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JFK presidential yacht to make an appearance

Vintage Weekend is a long-standing tradition at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., showcasing some of the world’s finest classic and antique yachts, aircraft and automobiles.

The 18th annual Vintage Weekend, taking place from Nov. 29-Dec. 2, will be particularly exciting event for yachting and history enthusiasts. Honey Fitz, a 92-foot motor yacht, best known as the presidential yacht of John F. Kennedy, has been beautifully restored and will be in attendance for this special occasion. 

The classic motor yacht, now privately owned, has been completely refit and upgraded by Moores Marine. Built in 1931 and christened the Lenore, Kennedy renamed the yacht Honey Fitz, the nickname of his beloved grandfather, John Francis Fitzgerald, a two-time mayor of Boston.

Although much of the vessel’s structure was replaced, her interior and galley remain very much the same as when Kennedy used her for meetings and getaways.

Though the renowned club is a private member-owned community, non-member guests are invited to experience Ocean Reef Club’s unique way of life through this one-of-a-kind event. For information and reservations on Ocean Reef Club’s Vintage Weekend experience, call (305) 367-5874.