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
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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



Are you in the Video Vault?

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

Unpredictable 'Slough Race' A Bygone Rite Of Spring

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on April 3, 2015 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

By Craig Smith

Reprinted from The Seattle Times, April 15, 1994.

Boats crashed into logs, bridge pilings and each other in a wacky annual race on the narrow Sammamish Slough. But when a spectator was hit in 1976, the…


The New Unlimiteds

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on March 13, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

By Jack Schmale

Reprinted from MotorBoating, February 1967

Six months ago a miscellany of thoroughly unqualified public speakers was soap-boxing the doom of unlimited hydroplane racing. Lady Luck in 1966 had finally…



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Video Vault Additions - 17-Apr-2015

Started by Hydroplane Museum in General yesterday.

Video Vault Additions - 11-Apr-2015

Started by Hydroplane Museum in General Apr 11.

Video Vault Additions - 31-Mar-2015

Started by Hydroplane Museum in General Mar 31.

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Annual Members Meeting at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

December 5, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm

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