Flagship WOLF – A Florida Keys Icon


WOLF Crew & KWC members GTC - 11-24-19 Carol Tedesco
WOLF at Sunset with Water hoses - Bill Klipp CRIC 2013
WOLF from Fort Taylor Beach
WOLF Wreckers Race pic by SWB
OMS Arial 2 of WOLF in Florida Straits CUBA 2017 pic by Matt Dean Films MDF with FWPS log
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The Conch Republic Flagship WOLF is reminiscent of the merchant schooners, blockade runners, and revenue cutters plying the Florida Straits in the 19th Century.

In 1984, ADM Finbar Gittelman (with the help of friends) built Flagship WOLF in Panama City, Florida, using modified design plans by Merritt Walter, to allow for both passenger sails and cargo transport. The ship’s first voyage was to Key West, and Flagship WOLF has continued to call the island her homeport ever since.

Built specifically to offer passenger sails and private charters in Key West, Flagship WOLF can accommodate up to 41 passengers for Day Sails & Sunset Cruises (and 6 for voyages & overnight sails.)

The Flagship WOLF, featured in publications, documentaries, and films; and both Matt Dean Films 2018 ‘Old Man and the Sea – Return to Cuba’ and PeaceVision’s 2020 ‘Cuba Reframed – The Power of Connection’ won Key West Film Festival prestigious ‘Best Florida Feature Film’ awards.

FWPS donations will keep the historic Flagship WOLF sailing for generations to come. Donations fund ongoing historic preservation efforts, including maintenance and refurbishing, operational costs, and educational sails for youth, adults, and seniors.

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