The Blue Arabian UPDATE. She Floats, And Drops Jaws!

Blue Arabian done 10

Ohhhhhhhhhh! Dammmmmmmm that is fine!

Are you ready for the big Lake Hopacong Show this weekend? The Blue Arabian is. Flag and all! And best news yet, she floats. I know to many is the general boating community that is the cost of entry. But for those of us abnormal folks, floating is a bonus extra.

blue arabian done

Like the day it was delivered.

Blue arabian Done 2

Cant wait to take pics out on the water!

All kidding aside, she is all  done and she is spectacular. The bold look is jaw dropping no matter how you look at it, and that is a huge reason to head to Lake Hopatcong this weekend. There are only two in the world done correctly like this, and after this summer is headed to New Zealand. So this could be your one chance to see one. Doing one yourself? Buy a plane ticket. Gas is cheap, drive, whatever it takes. Thanks to Katz’s Marina for the photos.

Blue arabian done 3

These are not official shots, but sure gives you a general idea! WOW

century Blue Arabian done-1

Knowing what went into this finish makes it even more amazing.

For those of you that are thinking about flying in, Lake Hopatcong is just 45 minutes west of NYC.

32 replies
  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    Stunning is a good word for it. I can appreciate it but don’t necessarily lust after it. Beautiful work by Katz as always.

  2. Bill Hammond
    Bill Hammond says:

    That is one beautiful boat!! Nothing finer ever came out from Manistee (or wherever she was built). I’d love to meet that thing on the water!! A work of art! Lucky folks in New Zealand!!

  3. Beanieincecil
    Beanieincecil says:

    The boat is spectacular ! On the naming front, the thoroughbred breed of horse was founded in the late 1600’s by three Arabian stallions. Their names were The Godolphin Arabian, The Darley Arabian and Byerley Turk. Possible names there? Ride a Thoroughbred!

  4. Jack Schneiberg
    Jack Schneiberg says:

    A truly stunning example of the many fabulous crafts that came out of Manistee. They set the fashion trend in pleasure boating, set speed records, and went faster than most on the water – just like Thoroughbreds do. ‘Course, I’m partial – I’ve had many Century Boats and they all floated and went like – well you know!!!!

  5. Peter
    Peter says:

    Those of you in central Florida will soon see a Blue Arabian. A local restoration shop is just about finished with a complete restoration. The boat will stay in central Florida and it will look every bit as good as the Katz restoration.

    • Matt
      Matt says:

      Yes Peter we are very aware of the Richard Arnold one. As I recall Seth shared a lot of info regarding the finish. can’t wait to see it. The magic of this finish is that each boat is different because of how the grain takes on the stain

  6. Philip Andrew
    Philip Andrew says:

    Cant wait to see this Blue baby. Its been a long time searching and a whole heap of fun. Look forward to meeting some of my internet friends at the Lake this weekend.

    • Bob Kays
      Bob Kays says:

      Philip, we look forward to meeting you on beautiful Lake Hopatcong this Saturday. Should be a fun day for all!

  7. Dale Sirois
    Dale Sirois says:

    Congrats Philip. Beautiful boat. Sorry I won’t be there to see it and meet you in person. Maybe in a few years in NZ.

    • Frank Miklos
      Frank Miklos says:

      no logo until 1958 (resorter 19 and 16 ) they were chrome vinyl at that time. the rest of the line got the logo in 1959. the embossed logo with the century name was first used in 1962 into the 1970s…

  8. Steve L
    Steve L says:

    Hey Phillip,
    Its too bad that its just going to get all scratched up….From all the women trying to claw their way onboard for a ride!

    Looks Great!

  9. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Everyone involved should be very proud of this outcome. She is truly stunning.

    Would love to see a story on the other Blue Arabian in Fla.

  10. roger pecina
    roger pecina says:

    Absolutely stunning! Truly a breath of fresh air, when looking at varnished mahogany all day. One of the all time best looking centurys ever built and in my opinion the best Arabian. Congrats to all that took part in the restoration.

  11. david Diggle
    david Diggle says:

    Dan Lynch in Tenn. has a 56 Century Arabian for sale. Has a 331 Chrysler Hemi complete rebuild.

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