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



Save the Date

What has David Williams exasperated...

Click on the photo above to find out what Chip Hanauer is talking about. Even if Chip has it wrong... it's important!

Save the Date! July 30th, 2015

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The Pak Is Coming Back

Share a legacy of innovation

The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum has the opportunity to display the 1973-75 "Winged Wonder" Pay 'N Pak during a mobile museum exhibit this summer and share a Legacy of Innovation - The Pay 'N Pak Story. As you become a Pay 'N Pak Booster, you will help support this exhibit that will be traveling to race sites this summer before returning to the Museum to be displayed permanently. Here is how you can join!

Also, don't miss our Pay 'N Pak Original Crew Lecture at the Museum, May 30th. $10 but FREE to Pay 'N Pak Booster Members.

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

Unpredictable 'Slough Race' A Bygone Rite Of Spring

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on April 3, 2015 at 6:00pm 3 Comments

By Craig Smith

Reprinted from The Seattle Times, April 15, 1994.

Boats crashed into logs, bridge pilings and each other in a wacky annual race on the narrow Sammamish Slough. But when a spectator was hit in 1976, the…


The New Unlimiteds

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on March 13, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

By Jack Schmale

Reprinted from MotorBoating, February 1967

Six months ago a miscellany of thoroughly unqualified public speakers was soap-boxing the doom of unlimited hydroplane racing. Lady Luck in 1966 had finally…



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