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




The '73 Pak Is White!

Strips will starting going down next week...

Ron Musson - 2016 Hall of Champions

Billy Schumacher - 2016 Hall of Champions

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

Thunderboats are impressive, even without the thunder

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on August 24, 2016 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

Reprinted from The Seattle Times, August 5, 2016

Sketched Aug. 3, 2016

The thunderous hydros are meant to be watched as they glide over Lake Washington during Seafair. But, for a quieter experience, you may want to see them up close at the…


Bill Wurster - Then and Now

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on August 5, 2016 at 10:10pm 0 Comments

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian

As the story goes, Bill Wurster was sitting in his pleasure boat tied to the log boom at Lake Washington in 1967, watching the Seattle Seafair hydroplane race. He made a bet with his brother that one day he would pilot one of those awesome machines--an Unlimited hydroplane.…



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