Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

We're racing through history!

The Hydroplane & 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


Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM to 4 PM 

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



It is auction time!

With Covid and everything thing that came with it, we have been through a rough couple of years. But we’re about to get back out there on the water! We are auctioning off some cool memorabilia to help raise money to cover our expenses. We are planning to run at least four and maybe even five times this summer and nothing about these boats is cheap! If you think that it costs a lot to fill up your car with regular gas, imagine filling up an 80 gallon hydro tank with 114 octane racing fuel!

The auction will open at 8am Monday May 23rd and will close at 8pm on Monday May 30th. Please review the items and bid generously. Every dollar helps.

Click here to go to the auction!


The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum has loaned the 1982 AVL to the MO8or Sports Hall of Fame of America in Daytona, Floraids for one year. 

Here is a copy of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America's press release: 

"The newest Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) exhibit arrived in a big way today. The 1982 World Champion and Gold Cup-winning

Atlas Van Lines unlimited hydroplane, driven by inductee Chip Hanauer (MSHFA Class of 1995) and then owned by Fran Muncey (MSHFA Class of 2021), is on loan from the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum. Huge thanks to David Williams, John Goodman and the incredible team at this outstanding museum in Kent, Washington for lending us this prize, and Jim Hyatt who trailered the boat on its more than 3,000 mile journey the MSHFA. Levy, Cooper and Hyatt are pictured with former IMSA President Scott Atheron, a member of the MSHFA Board of Directors, who was another big part of bringing this amazing treasure to the MSHFA."  

Holidays are a time for generoisity

As you plan your year-end giving, please consider donating to The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum! The last two years have been challenging for everyone, especially a small non-profit that spent most of that two years closed by government mandate. EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS! You'd be surprised by what we can do with just a few dollars! Even if you cannot contribute at this time, we wish you all the joy and blessings the holidays can bring.


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News Posts

Miss Thriftway Too

Posted by Tim Sandover on August 31, 2021 at 10:55pm 0 Comments


Thank you for the add, I live in West Australia, so do not have a lot of knowledge of these boats, my main reason for joining is to find more information about “Miss Thriftway Too”                                                            I’m about to build a Roger Newton plans (DOUBLE SIZED), as I have already done this to “Miss Smirnoff” some years ago that built into a 60+inch fiberglass mold, worked out quite well.                                                       I am after detailed photos of cockpit/dash area & the under front middle sponson etc

Thank you in advance for your time & interest in my project.




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The Video Vault - Where History Comes Alive

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!


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