MODEL BOATS - FAMOUS FERRARI HYDROPLANE ARNO XI BOAT

BEAUTIFUL WORKMANSHIP - This new wood model boat features high quality leather seats, special die cast chrome plated fittings and accessories. The boat is handcrafted from scratch by a master craftsman in mahogany

THE MODEL IS 32"Long x12"High x16"Wide

FERRARI ENGINE RACE BOAT

In 1953, Achille Castoldi an experienced racer decided to focus on setting top speed records. He commissioned an 800kg-class three-point hydroplane hull to be built by Cantieri Timossi, a hydroplane builder on Lake Como , near Milan . The hull was dubbed Arno XI. As for the engine, he turned to the new up and comers of the auto racing scene Scuderia Ferrari.

On the morning of October 15, 1953 , Achille Castoldi succeeded in smashing the 800kg class speed record with an average "flying kilometer" two-way speed of 150.49 mph. He followed up the performance later that day by setting another record in the "24 nautical miles" event with an average speed of 102.34 mph.

When Castoldi retired from hydroplane racing in 1954, he sold Arno XI to a wealthy engineer named Nando Dell'Orto (the name shown on the boat). Dell'Orto revised the body lines of the engine cover and front fairing, added a large fin behind the driver and raced the boat for a few more years.

Arno XI was restored in the early 1990s and was put up for auction
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