Philip Andrew Gets His Seasonal Revenge!

    Dang that is one cool bum boat!

Dang that is one cool bum boat!

While we all have been playing in the summer waters, poor Philip has had to just wait, cause in New Zealand it’s winter when it’s summer here. So, guess what? It’s springtime for Phil. And he was kind enough to share with us the first soaking of his insane nice original Century Palomino. As Phil called it. Getting her bum wet! So never fear, as we soon will be chipping ice off the windsheild of life, Phil I am sure will share more summer fun!


    Sparkle Horse! Perfect font choice!

Sparkle Horse! Perfect font choice!


Stunning! Philip has taken it to the next level!

Stunning! Philip has taken it to the next level!

Sparkle Horse is running her way into summer!

Sparkle Horse is running her way into summer!

23 replies
  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    Have fun Phil! Love the header with the grape vines still not leafed out and Sparkle Horse still covered but on its way, all showing promise of bursting out. Darn now the math, does Phil need to do it in metric?

  2. randy rush captain grumpy
    randy rush captain grumpy says:

    Every time I see the seats in this I get sick. I get it, their just fugly. Nice motor, there must be a c-130 someplace waiting to refuel it.

    • Matt
      Matt says:

      Dang! The seats are the value here. Very iconic of the time period and original. Design extremes are the best part of collecting. I love this seats!

  3. Dave Clyne
    Dave Clyne says:

    Thanks, Philip. It’s always a treat to see photos of this boat and know the great care it is receiving. You spur the restorers among us to lofty heights. Definite chill in the air here today. Soon time to head to Florida and my winter project waiting there. Enjoy your summer !

  4. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Whew! every time you post a pic of a trailer boat on the side of the road….I figure P. Harrison has dropped an axel or some such!
    great story.

    John in Va.

    • Jack Schneiberg
      Jack Schneiberg says:

      M-fine…..Now I know why I enjoy your comments so much. You think Century boats sink when in reality they just race past you so fast you don’t realize how they blow you off…..

      • Jack Schneiberg
        Jack Schneiberg says:

        And how many years out of the water and it just got dumped in and off we went. M-Fine thought it sank and instead it just blew off a few “down under” beauties. …………………………..

  5. Kentucky Wonder
    Kentucky Wonder says:

    We should have copyrighted the US flag. New Zealanders stole our design! Or is Phillip a transplanted American Patriot?

    The seats remind me of the Gateway Computer boxes from the 1990s. Anybody remember those?

  6. Bill Ladd
    Bill Ladd says:

    I don’t mind those seats.

    I’d much rather admire arty seats in a woody than all the plastic boat *#$% being featured around here lately…

  7. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    Good to see that great trailer again, and, of course, the beautiful Century getting wet again. Enjoy your SUMMER!

  8. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    Beautiful. Another anal retentive ad guy like you, Matt, and a few others of us who fixate on the details… in a good way.

  9. Philip Andrew
    Philip Andrew says:

    The little Palomino has had a long wait between drinks having been at Todd Warner’s showroom for more than a decade then with me in Wellington for 4 years. She took on only a liter of water and the engine ran sweetly. The 50 horse pushes the boat along pretty fast on glassy water.
    Sure hoovers the gas though!

  10. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    Purchased gas yesterday for $2.999 per gal in St. Louis. First time below the 3 dollar mark in quite a while. I shiver at the thought of the price for gasoline in New Zeland.

  11. Texx
    Texx says:

    Congratulations Philip – It’s great to see the mighty Palomino back in the water.

    She has had quite a journey from the Warner Auction in Winsted, Minnesota (2010) to her new home in New Zealand. And we know she is in good hands with the Andrew family.

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