Ferrari Hydroplane Model Boat
The morning of October 15, 1953 saw Achille Castoldi shatter the 800kg speed record, achieving an average “flying kilometer” two-way speed of 150.49 mph in this Ferrari Hydroplane boat. Now you can have a scaled replica model boat of the record-breaking vessel to display in your home or office. Handcrafted using historical photographs, drawings, and plans with premium woods such as western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. Utilizing the plank-on-frame construction method, these creations are as close to the real thing as possible.
Dimensions: 23.5" length x 9" width x 6.5" tall
A little history:
An enthusiast for motorboat racing, Achilles Castoldi decided to focus on setting top speed records in 1953. He commissioned an 800kg class three-point hydroplane hull to be built by Cantieri Timossi. The hull was dubbed Arno XI. As for the engine, he turned o the new up and corners of the auto racing scene - Scuderia Ferrari. On the morning of October 15, 1953, Achille Castoldi succeeded in smashing the 800 kg class speed record with an average "flying kilometer"two-way speed of 150.49 miles per hour. He followed up the performance on the following day by setting another record of "24 nautical miles" event with an average speed of 102.34 miles per hour. Arno XI was restored in the early 1990s and was placed for auction at the Coys Festival Silverstone in 1997 that was not sold. However, Arno XI was eventually sold at the 2012 RM Auction in Monaco for 1.12 million dollars.