Renowned go-fast powerboat painter Richy Rich of Miami has completed the paintwork for Broken Arrow, a vintage 47-foot Apache purchased on behalf of a client in the Middle East by Marc Jacob, a powerboat broker in Delray Beach, Fla. Jacob is managing the restoration project, which began this spring and should be completed next month.
“Painting took longer than we expected—we didn’t expect it to take four-and-a-half months but we also didn’t expect to spend six weeks in the bilge making it absolutely perfect,” said Jacob.
The graphics for 47-footer, which is powered by triple 1,200-hp turbocharged Chief engines, incorporate a Native American mural with a fade that goes from “organic yellow,” to orange and finally to “root beer” brown.
“The boat looks absolutely incredible outside in the sunlight,” said Jacob. “The yellow is just so vibrantly yellow, and it fades back to orange on angle instead of top to bottom or back to front. And the last 12 or 14 feet of the boat are this incredible root beer brown.
“We decided to paint the trailer at the last minute, and Richy came up with a color fade that that goes from yellow to red and it’s just beautiful,” he added. “It came out better than I could have imagined, and the trailer ties it all together.”
Next stop for the boat is Fineline Marine Interiors in Hallandale, Fla., for installation of its one-of-a-kind interior. “Mike (Mears, the owner of Fineline) and I met the day before yesterday to go over a few of the details,” said Jacob. “We are doing an interior that has never been used by anyone else to date.”