Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

We're racing through history!

The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is the nation's only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing.


Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum
5917 South 196th Street
Kent, WA 98032

Phone: (206) 764-9453
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Open: 10am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.  Open till 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

General Admission:  $10
Seniors (60+) & Students under 16:  $5
Members & Children under 6:  Free



2016 Hydro Week Testing

Look who showed up at the 2016 Hydro Week Testing in Tri-Cities this week!

George Henley - Hall of Champions 2015

Racing champion George Henley joined other legends, such as Gar Wood and Dean Chenoweth, Chip Hanauer, Bill Muncey and Gar Wood, in the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Hall of Champions in ceremonies held on July 30, 2015 Bellevue's Meydenbaurer Center. 

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The Video Vault is now open

The Video Vault is a private Group, on our web site, that provides Museum members access to hundreds of hours of hydroplane video footage. Some of the footage is very rare, not seen in public for decades. Here is how you can join!

Blog Posts

Speed King – Meeting Chip Hanauer

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on May 29, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

August, 1982 – Hanauer brings home the gold at the Emerald Cup on Lake Washington less than a year after Bill Muncey’s death. Photo by Bob Greenhow.

Words & New Photos: Ozzie Wiese

Reprinted from Northwest Yaching Magazone



Remembering Fred Farley

Posted by David D. Williams on April 15, 2016 at 4:00pm 3 Comments

Fred Farley Remembered.

Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Fred Farley passed away at 3am on April 15 at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana where he was recovering from open heart surgery that he had had on March…



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2016 Summer Gala and Hall of Champions Induction presented by Bardahl at Meydenbauer Center

August 4, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7pm
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Walked through the door and met Roman and his father David. Two of the biggest hydro fans in the Tri Cities. Come on down to the Columbia Center Barnes & Noble. We're having a great time and the A/C is keeping us all cool and happy…

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This was my very first book signing in 1999. 17 years and nine books later and I'm still at it. Heading to the Barnes & Noble at Columbia Center in Kennewick today from 3 to 5 pm to sign Hydroplane Racing in Tri Cities. Looking forward…

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Please come joim me for a book signing of Hydroplane Racing in Tri Cities at the Barnes and Noble in Columbia Center in Kennewick from 3 PM to 5 PM on Wednesday July 27th. It's been a fe years since I've done a signing in the Tri Cities…

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