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
Email us


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



Pak Lecture Available in Video Vault

If you missed the amazing Pak 'N Pak Crew Lecture on May 30th, then you can catch the replay at anytime in the Video Vault. If you are not a member of the Video Vault, then here is how you can join!

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 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

Team Spokane’s Humble Start Stirs Memories Of Hydro Fever

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on June 4, 2015 at 9:29pm 0 Comments

Reprinted from The Spokesman-Review

It was a perfect fit from the start.

The Pacific Northwest, the self-styled boating capital of the world, and unlimited hydroplanes, the world’s fastest fleet.

It’s a union that…


First Unlimited Hydroplane Race on the Columbia River

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on May 26, 2015 at 5:25pm 0 Comments

On July 24, 1966, the first Unlimited Hydroplane Race occurs on the Columbia River at the Tri-Cities. Bill Brow in the Miss Budweiser wins the race. On this warm and windy day, Miss Budweiser wins both of her qualifying heats and qualifies for…



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