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 & 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



Celebrating 50 Years of WaterFollies!

The 50th Anniversary of the Tri-City Water Follies will truly be “Golden” event, as we have the honor of hosting the APBA Gold Cup. The Gold Cup is the oldest active trophy in motor sports. The trophy was first awarded in 1904 as the APBA Challenge Cup. Tri-Cities has hosted the Gold Cup four times, the last being in 1984. This is the first time the Gold Cup has been held at a race site other than Detroit since 1990. Along with the added prestige of hosting the cup, fans will be treated to additional heat racing and more laps per heat. It all means that the HAPO Gold Cup will provide more action on the water for the fans on this special 50th anniversary event. More...

Gala Slated for July 30th, 2015

What has David Williams exasperated...

Click on the photo above to find out what Chip Hanauer is talking about. Even if Chip has it wrong... it's important!

Save the Date! July 30th, 2015

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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

Silent Seafair Thunder U-95

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on July 13, 2015 at 10:36pm 0 Comments

Reprinted from The Guide, July 31, 1973.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane! No, it’s, it’s Super-boat! Where? Why where else, on the course for the Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Trophy Race. You may not see a big red S on its side, but you can tell it by its number. It is, and mark this well, the U-95.

Actually nobody yet really knows what exactly to expect from the worlds newest entry in the field of unlimited hydro racing. But it is expected…


Madison Has A Hometown Team Like No Other

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on July 1, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

By Aaron Lynch

Reprinted from h1unlimited.com

The City of Madison’s ownership of a hydroplane is like none other in racing. As a result of the community ownership, their fans are like none other.

This unique ownership draws not only those who enjoy the spectacle of hydroplane racing but also is a source of civic pride for the residents of the Madison area. In its 54 years on the Unlimited hydroplane circuit, the Miss Madison has had many highs and lows but…



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