Thanks Kay And Katelyn! A Century Roan Makes Reminds Us All Of The Fun Of Woody Boating.


Kaptain Katelyn and her rare 1958 Century Roan!

We have drooled over the drawings and old photos of the cool pink Century Roans for years, and never really seen a good one in real life. Until now!


Factory drawing


K’s happy Days sports a 1958 35 hp Evenrude.

Thanks to Katelyn Mardsen and her dad Syd. Meet K’s Happy Days. The meaning behind the name of the boat is that the previous owner Kay had it named Happy Days, but unfortunately she passed away so her husband knew how much I loved her boat and Kay wanted me to have it so he sold it to me for a very generous offer.  In honor of Kay I named it K’s Happy Days for the both of us. Also thanks to Katzs Marina for doing a wonderful clean up and varnish job, helping preserve much more than another cool Century, but the joy of classic boat ownership. Katelyn you are one lucky Woody Boater!


Cool stuff

Pink Roan Pink

That’s one happy Kaptain!

The photos were taken at the Skaneateles Showwhere she…the team won 3 awards including best preserved outboard. Thanks again to Katelyn for sharing the Roan with us all. I know one guy in New Zealand right now drooling over this boat!



16 replies
  1. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:


    What a COOL boat! The engine in Awesome! And were did you find pink lines? Did you have to dye them?

    LOVE IT!

      • Phil Jones
        Phil Jones says:

        Very nice boat, super nice young lady (katelyn) hope we can get you and some friends out on the water at SML while your hear for collage this winter. And maybe put you to work in the boat shop:):):).
        Great job Dad!!!/ and on the boat to:)
        Sid had a good week at Clayton last weekend with that awesome Dippy he owns.

  2. Alex
    Alex says:

    There’s one for sale at Classic and Antique boats in Hessel. Totally restored. $10,000 not including an outboard. FYI.

  3. Jack Schneiberg
    Jack Schneiberg says:

    Hmmmm! My ’57 Palomino is the varnished hull and still under restoration…………but that pink……..I dunno!!!

  4. tommyholm
    tommyholm says:

    Great rare boat. Century made the Roan in “pink” only one year, 1958 with a total of 49 units. In 1959 & 1960 they stain the Roan in “cherry” and made 34 units. If the boat was finished in “natural” it was the Palomino model.

  5. dreed
    dreed says:

    Cool looking boat. But it clashed with the green deck on Blythe Spirit parked right next to it…just kidding.

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