Ferrari Hydroplane Medium Power Boat Model

Item Number B320

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$726.64

7 in stock

Description

This is an amazing model of the Ferrari Hydroplane handcrafted from cedar and mahogany. The hood and fin are painted in red. There are hundreds of tiny construction nails vividly showed on the hull. The dashboard has two tones wood panel installed with realistic look stainless steel gauges. The cockpit has a hand stitched red leather seat, a big stainless steel steering wheel, and copper pedals. Two large stainless steel exhausts are coming out from the V12 engine compartment one on each side. You can also see the shiny stainless steel ruder, prop shafts and propeller underneath the boat. The light wood trim around the boat completes the decoration of this gorgeous model. This model is secured on a large solid wood base. It?ll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Historical Information

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.