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FERRARI Hydroplane Model 1953 (36in)

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FERRARI HYDROPLANE Model 1953 (36in)

In 1953, Castoldi decided to focus on setting top speed records. He commissioned an 800kg-class three-point hydroplane hull to be built by Cantieri Timossi, a hydroplane builder on Lake Como, near Milan… The hull was dubbed Arno XI.

For the engine, he turned to the new up and comers of the auto racing scene – Scuderia Ferrari… On the morning of October 15, 1953, Achille Castoldi succeeded in smashing the 800kg class speed record with an average “flying kilometer” two-way speed of 150.49 mph. He followed up the performance later that day by setting another record in the “24 nautical miles” event with an average speed of 102.34 mph…

Arno XI was restored in the early 1990s. It was photographed skimming across the water as recently as September 2004, along with many other vintage racing boats.

  • 100% hand built from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method.
  • More than 200 hours was spent by the master craftsmen to finish the model.
  • Extensive research through original plans and pictures make our models authentic.
  • Completed models contain hundreds of details.
  • Made of mahogany and western red cedar. Cover by a transparent layer of fiberglass inside and outside for water proof.
  • We use only highest quality of glass that was made for the real boat, not chopped glass.
  • All fittings are made of expensive brass.
  • Come with the necessary brass hardware for RC.
  • The model was sanded and painted in many layers to create the mirror effect that you can see from the pictures.
  • Each model goes through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
  • Just the perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.

    36L x 10H x 14D inches
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