Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

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


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

Phone: 206.764.9453
FAX: 206.766.9620
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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


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Fastest Craft Afloat Made More Stable

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on January 18, 2015 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

By Joanne A. Fishman

Reprinted from The New York Times, June 6, 1982.

The conditions were perfect. The lagoon was as smooth as a sheet of glass and there wasn't a whisper of wind. In the third heat of the world championships…


A Blast from the Past

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on January 15, 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

What do you do with the shattered remains of the greatest race boat ever built?…



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Go Seahawks!!!!!!!!!

The '2-Minute Miracle' today reminded me of the incredible outcome at the 1971 Gold Cup race in Madison!Continue

Started by Randy Mueller in General Jan 18.

Allison engine

You may know this but I was in Carnation this weekend and I was walking though a Classic car and Motorcycle shop and found a Allison motor there. It was hooked up to some kinda motorcycle. Don't know…Continue

Started by Bob Shaffer in General Jan 4.

Die Cast Model of Miss Thriftway 7 Replies

I have a die cast, highly detail model of the Miss Thriftway (approximately 6" long) that I think I bought in the 1990's from the Hydropane & Raceboat Museum.  It seems to me that several other…Continue

Started by Ted Laurila in General. Last reply by Glenn Landguth Jan 3.

Here's a Bit of Trivia For You

Guess which notable Detroit restaurant was shown in the recent film, "Jersey Boys", directed by Clint Eastwood?Hint: It is located on the Detroit River and features a large stylized "R" on the side…Continue

Started by Phil Lampman in General Nov 17, 2014.

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