updated 02/12/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/12/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET
The future of Tiger Woods’s marriage and career may be in question, but the embattled golf star will have something to look forward to in the coming weeks: A new, custom-designed sporting boat christened Solitude, according to sources.
Aptly named for the embattled athlete who hasn’t been seen since fighting with wife Elin Nordegren on Thanksgiving night, the 61-foot boat may also serve as a peace offering. “Solitude is a dive boat and was designed for Elin, who loves the sport,” a source tells PEOPLE.
Nordegren and Woods did a lot of diving in the early years of their marriage, and he had told friends he might buy a dive boat. “Tiger and Elin have continued diving when they are out for relaxation,” says a source. “And they talked about having a boat that would be mainly for this purpose.”
Two years in the works and built at a cost of $2 to $3 million, the boat is much smaller than his 150-foot yacht Privacy and is currently docked at the Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina less than 10 minutes from his new Jupiter Island estate-in-progress.
Neither the builder nor the dock would confirm that the Solitude was intended for Woods. “We are making Solitude for a corporation, and we never know who the client is,” a source at Garlington Landeweer Marine tells PEOPLE. “It is docked around here and will be delivered to the client soon. It has not been used yet.”
The Pirate’s Cove dockmaster says, “I am not aware if we have Tiger’s boat here. They don’t tell me who owns these kinds of luxury yachts.”