The Blue Arabian Starts It’s Long Voyage Home
The Amazing Blue Century Arabian prototype is headed home to her new home port. Wellington New Zealand. The good folks at Katzs Marina yesterday loaded her up in her special state room to start her journey.
The trip will take around 2 to three months, and then be back in the loving hands of Fellow Woody boater Phil Andrews who has spent over a year waiting for the magic moment when she is where she is supposed to be. With someone who loves her. Phil has also been building a special Century luxury apartment for her and her new Siblings. An amazing Palomino and Newer Arabian.
The cool part of all this is how vast yet small our special community is. Here we are literally half away around the globe and yet the trust of a very personal restoration and dream has all come to fruition. Yes, I had to google fruition. Amazing. We have the internet to thank for all this, and great people who all trust each other and stand by there word. That is what this community is at its best and why we are proud to be a small part of it all. Take it all in Phil, your baby is headed home!
Stay tuned for updates when she arrives home. OK, thats so next year!
They spelled Texx’s name wrong!
I noticed that also. but thanks for covering the story for us Texx. I cant wait for parts two and three!
Iam curious why they chose to put the blocks under the axle rather than under the frame.
No, Tex is spelt correctly according to Matt. Very cool story.
How did Jara get out after taking that shot?
I think they get him out in New Zealand. He helps unload.
I’m a fellow wood boat owner, woodyboat follower and finally a longshoreman that drives the cranes that load the containers I never think much about what is in the containers. Looks to me like lashing should handle the perils of ocean shipping.
Scott if you see that container, handle it with great care for me please. Its always an anxious time waiting 3 months and all the while thinking about that precious cargo making its way across the seas.
Phillip, thank you for sharing your boat with us. I didn’t get to see it in person but sure enjoyed reading all about it and hope you’ll share more photos in the future.
Brian (’47 Seamaid)
Not sure the port in NZ where you are taking delivery, however if it is in Wellington or Aukland I could talk to my brothers and sisters there. I have visited both ports over the last couple of years. Scott
MAYBE, the container can get diverted to Long Island? wink wink.
Thanks Phil for restoring the Century Arabian, you two are pure Thoroughbreds. But, I thought you were going to drive her home!
I don’t see any straps holding the boat to the trailer. might be a rough ride.