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Hydroplane Model Boat (1954) | Red Wood Finish

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ADMIRALTY SHIP MODELS

Hydroplane Model Boat (1954) | Red Wood Finish

Size: 50 cm (L) x 14 cm (H)

SKU: 130
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£366.00
£366.00


completed hydroplane model boat

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Dimensions:

Length: 19.68" (50 cm)
Width: 10.23" (26 cm)
Height: 5.51" (14 cm)

The fully built model Hydroplane is handcrafted from hardwood using plank on frame technique.

  • The model hydroplane is sold fully assembled.

  • Metal fittings and strips are brass and chromed stainless steel.
  • Comes with a stand.

  • This model hydroplane has red wood finish. The redness of the wood may vary.
  • Not a kit.

  • Must not be put in water.

  • A stylish Italian speedboat model for display only.
  • Dispatched from Bristol or free Click & Collect.

Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:

UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ £10.50
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ £35.10
The USA @ £98.00

Please email us to request a delivery charge to your country.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY INCLUDING EUROPE:
Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country. Each country has a different tax rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.

DELIVERY TO NORTHERN IRELAND:
There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland.

The Ferrari Hydroplane, also known as the Arno XI, is a legendary speedboat that was built in 1952 by the Italian engineer Achille Castoldi. The boat was powered by a Ferrari V12 engine and was designed to set world speed records on water.

The Arno XI made its debut on Lake Iseo in northern Italy in 1953 and immediately set a new world record for the 800 kg class, reaching a top speed of 150.49 miles per hour. The boat continued to break records over the next few years, including the 900kg class record in 1954 with a speed of 162.19 miles per hour, and the absolute world speed record in 1956 with a speed of 176.38 miles per hour.

After setting several world records, the Arno XI was retired from competition and was later sold to a private collector. Today, the boat is considered one of the most important and valuable speedboats in the world, and is still occasionally seen at vintage boating events and exhibitions. Its iconic design and association with the Ferrari brand have made it a highly sought-after piece of boating and automotive history.

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