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




#GivingTuesday is Coming!

#GivingTuesday is Coming Your Way


Don't miss your chance to donate to the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum (HARM) on November 29, through #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a one-day, online fundraising event. It was created as a way for people to give back to their communities during a time of year when being thankful is top of mind.

Here at the museum, we feel beyond blessed to continue the legacy of boat racing. Watching these incredible machines come to life is something we look forward to seeing each day we come into the museum.

We could not continue to bring programs like the J-Hydros and Hydro 101 to the community without your continued and generous support! 


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

The Museum will be closed for a Private Event on Thursday, October 13th

Posted by David D. Williams on October 11, 2022 at 11:13am 0 Comments

The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC from 8 AM - 5 PM on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH for a Private Event.

Evening Volunteer Crews are still welcome ... dinner will be provided :)


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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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