Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

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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


Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM to 4 PM 

General Admission:  $10
Seniors (60+) & Students under 16:  $5
Members & Children under 6:  Free




Up Date On M&M 2021

At Mahogany and Merlot (M&M), we love Vintage Hydroplanes. The only thing we love more than the boats, are the amazing people who make the sport possible. That makes their safety our number one priority.
We have spent the last several months planning to make M&M 2021 the biggest and best vintage hydroplane event on the West Coast. Unfortunately a huge spike in the number of patients needing hospitalization in North Central Washington has left the region's hospitals over crowded.
To determine what type of Emergency Medical Services would be available if there was an accident, we reached out to Kent Sisson, the North Central Regional Emergency Response Coordinator for Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant and Kittitas counties. We spoke with Kent several times and he “strongly recommended that we not hold the event” because “we are currently at a point in which available hospital bed space is extremely limited.  ICU bed space has been non-existent. . .”
Not being content with one answer, we also contacted The Emergency Preparedness Director at Lake Chelan Hospital Ray Eickmeyer as well as the Emergency Medical Director at Central Washington Hospital. They both asked that we cancel M&M because there was no space at their hospitals.
Monday morning Kaila Brownlee, the Community Liaison for the Chelan County Health District told us that things had not gotten better over the weekend and “Hospital rates have remained the same and it is recommended for us NOT to encourage large events at this time.”
Not wanting to leave any option unexplored, we asked Bob Wartinger Co-Chairman of the APBA Safety and Rescue Committee as well as President of the UIM’s prestigious International Medical and Safety Commission, to assist us with finding Emergency Medical Services in the Chelan area. After thoroughly investigating the situation and evaluating the options he is strongly recommending that the event be postponed until 2022.

We agree with the Public Safety Officials as well as APBA's own safety experts and have reluctantly agreed to postpone M&M until 2022. 
This was a very difficult decision, but the entire Powerboat Racing Community is unanimous in taking a stand for safety. This decision has been reviewed and endorsed by:
APBA President Chris Fairchild,
APBA Vintage Chairman Jeff Buckley
APBA Region 10 Chairman Aaron Stephens
M&M Race Chairman and Hydroplane Museum Director David Williams
M&M Chief Referee Patrick Gleason
M&M Risk Manager Gordy Cole
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you back out on Lake Chelan in 2022!    

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Miss Thriftway Too

Posted by Tim Sandover on August 31, 2021 at 10:55pm 0 Comments


Thank you for the add, I live in West Australia, so do not have a lot of knowledge of these boats, my main reason for joining is to find more information about “Miss Thriftway Too”                                                            I’m about to build a Roger Newton plans (DOUBLE SIZED), as I have already done this to “Miss Smirnoff” some years ago that built into a 60+inch fiberglass mold, worked out quite well.                                                       I am after detailed photos of cockpit/dash area & the under front middle sponson etc

Thank you in advance for your time & interest in my project.




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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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