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



The Pak is almost back?

Great progress is being made by the 1973 Pay 'n Pak restoration crew. If you haven't down to the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum, it worth the trip to drop in and view the progress in person. In addition to checking out the Winged Wonder, there is plenty of other great vintage hydroplanes and exhibits to experience.

George Henley - Hall of Champions 2015

Racing champion George Henley joined other legends, such as Gar Wood and Dean Chenoweth, Chip Hanauer, Bill Muncey and Gar Wood, in the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Hall of Champions in ceremonies held on July 30, 2015 Bellevue's Meydenbaurer Center. 

More on George Henley...

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

Remembering Fred Farley

Posted by David D. Williams on April 15, 2016 at 4:15pm 3 Comments

Fred Farley Remembered.

Unlimited Hydroplane Historian Fred Farley passed away at 3am on April 15 at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana where he was recovering from open heart surgery that he had had on March…


Aronow Introducing Unlimited Catamaran

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on January 3, 2016 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

Buck Thornton was the driver of the Aronow Unlimited in this photo published on Aug. 1, 1982.

By Joanne A. Fishman

Reprinted from The New York Times, June 28, 1981

For 17 years, Don Aronow has been the biggest kid on the block. And why not? It's…



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