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 and Raceboat Museum
5917 South 196th Street
Kent, WA 98032

Phone: 206.764.9453
FAX: 206.766.9620
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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


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Roostertails & Ales Oktoberfest!

Join us Saturday - September 27th for Roostertails & Ales Oktoberfest at the Museum.  It's only $10.00 advance purchase on-line.  Free music with Chris Stevens and your 5 tickets can be used for Beer, Brats, Pretzels or Desserts.  For more details click on our Events Calendar.

Click on the above photo to order your tickets now!

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Indulge me here. I'm trying to prove a point I made the other day to some friends.

Posted by Phil Lampman on September 13, 2014 at 8:02pm 0 Comments

Okay, here's a question:

When you think about Unlimited Hydroplane Racing during the period from, say 1955 to 1970, what comes first to mind?

1. A Driver 

2. A Boat

3. An…



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Bill Muncey Memorial, Mission Bay Park, San Diego 12 Replies

The Bill Muncey Memorial is more like a shrine to those that knew the man. And well deserved. His impact on Local and International levels of Hydroplane Racing is legendary. The Memorial is in needy…Continue

Started by Gerry K. in Restorations. Last reply by Gerry K. Aug 12.

Thriftway Too Restoration... 3 Replies

Several years ago someone was building a replica of the Thriftway Too...  What ever happened to this project?Continue

Started by Ted Laurila in Restorations. Last reply by Randy Mueller Aug 11.

Slo-mo IV picture 22 Replies

I have a question for all of you Slo-mo-shun fans.  I am currently working at the Detroit Historical Museum entering photographs of hydroplanes to their collections database which will eventually be…Continue

Started by Tim Matyn in General. Last reply by Randall E. Roe Jul 14.

Sunny Jim 1 Reply

What year did the U-22 Sunny Jim have the notch tail, and what year did it have the straight tail with the peanut symbol on the tail?Continue

Started by Gregory W Calkins in History. Last reply by Robert B. Frank Jul 10.

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