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


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



Non Discrimination Policy

News Posts

The hydroplane connection

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on April 3, 2019 at 10:18am 0 Comments

In the ‘50s, males 18 and older had three choices: Be drafted for two years, enlist three to four years or try to find work. In spite of the impending draft I landed a job that offered excitement like meeting well-known personalities and becoming part of hydroplane racing at Stan Sayres Inc. Stan Sayres Inc. was a Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth/Desoto…


Vintage Unlimiteds are Alive and Well

Posted by Timothy Ramsey on September 1, 2018 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

 By, Timothy Ramsey / HaRM

This past weekend, August 24th – 26th, many witnessed a lot of activity within the vintage unlimited scene as there were events stretching from Kent Washington all the way to Detroit Michigan that involved unlimited class race boats of all shapes and sizes. Below are just four events that we were aware of and there…



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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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Celebration of Life for Ed Karelsen at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

May 11, 2019 from 5pm to 9pm
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