Currently finishing the new deck mural of a 1991 classic Apache V-bottom dubbed Broken Arrow today, noted painter Richy Rich (shown above) of Miami will begin clear-coating the deck of the 47-footer tomorrow. According to Marc Jacob, the Delray Beach, Fla., powerboat broker who purchased the boat for a client in the Middle East and is managing its overall renovation (read the story), clear-coating of the boat’s hullside murals has been completed. An Italian-made custom rubrail will be installed on the boat once the deck graphics are finished.
In a few weeks, the boat will be turned over to Fineline Marine for cockpit and cabin interior replacement measurements. From there, it will head to Jason Ventura at the recently relocated Brand-X Hi-Performance Marine for total replacement of its electrical and mechanical systems, new electronics installation and rerigging of its triple 1,200-hp Chief Engines.
According to Jacob, the team of vendors involved—including Chris Dilling of Grafik EFX who designed the graphics for Rich’s impeccable execution—have left no detail unattended, nor will they going forward.
“We spent about four weeks in the bilge,” Jacob. said “Every hole was filled so Jason at Brand X can start fresh. We also filled every screw hole around deck and hull joint. The boat was taken off the tandem dually MYCO trailer, and the bottom was brought back to new appearance. And the trailer has been totally redone.
“This boat will be virtually brand new,” he added. “We are replacing the boat’s entire electrical and mechanical systems. The project is truly a work of art.”
Jacobs estimated that the project will be finished in four to six weeks. “We don’t really have a deadline,” he said.
Editor’s note: Speedonthewater.com will continue to follow this project as it develops.
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