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.

Welcome

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

Phone: 206.764.9453
FAX: 206.766.9620
Email us

Hours

Open: 10am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.  Open till 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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

Groups

 

HYDRO MUSEUM VIDEO VAULT IS NOW OPEN!

HYDRO MUSEUM VIDEO VAULT IS NOW OPEN

FREE FOR $100 AND ABOVE MUSEUM MEMBERS

STEP 1:  Make sure your dues are current (if not www.thunderboatstore.org/museum-membership/

STEP 2:  Make sure you have a profile on our web site

CREATE YOUR PROFILE IN THE BOX TO THE RIGHT 

STEP 3:  You will be sent an email invitation to join the GROUP, Video Vault.

You must "CLICK" the hyperlink at the bottom of the invitation to finish.

DON'T BE LEFT OUT OF THE VIDEO VAULT!

questions:  info@thunderboats.org

FREE Victory Education Science Project Day!

The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum is holding a 1 Day Science Project on Saturday March 14th, 2015.  This is a FREE opportunity to expose your child to the Magic of Racing while they learn STEM principals that they can take back and excel in the classroom with.

This day is FREE but, space is limited and you must RSVP to info@thunderboats.org

The program will begin at 1:00pm and end at 3:00pm on March 14th.

Your son or daughter will make new friends while experimenting with MENTOS Powered Hydroplanes and Mousetrap Powered Hydroplanes that teach about the forces of lift, drag and flight.  We will also talk about our Summer Camps that incorporate RC Model Hydroplanes.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity.  We will let the kids sit in Unlimited Hydroplanes and take Selfies.

This program is best suited for children, ages 8-12.

Please email questions or RSVP at info@thunderboats.org

 

Blog Posts

The Legend of Lauterbach Boats

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on March 1, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

By Rick Franke

Reprinted from http://proptalk.com

If it is accurate to call two generations a dynasty, then Henry and Larry Lauterbach are the dynasty that dominated powerboat racing design…

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Good Intentions, Bad Results

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on February 24, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Pushing the hydroplane envelope didn't always work.

Reprinted from Hemmings Motor News, February, 2013.

The world of Unlimited hydroplane racing is extremely dangerous stuff under even the best circumstances. The…

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Ted Jones Launches a Seattle Tradition

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on February 21, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Engineer Ted Jones harbored a lot of creative (even radical) ideas about boat design, which spawned one of Seattle’s most storied traditions — unlimited hydroplane racing.…

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Model Tether Boat Racing at Detroit Water Works Park and Belle Isle

Posted by kent Lund on February 10, 2015 at 9:09am 1 Comment

Hello Hydro Fans,

Before there was RC, you raced your boat on a 52-foot tether cable, one at a time.

The competition was against the clock-Model Tether Boat Racing.

These boats and their gas and steam engines were all…

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