1953 Ferrari Arno XI Racing Boat Model1953 Ferrari Arno XI Racing Boat Model

1953 Ferrari Arno XI Racing Wooden Boat Handcrafted Model

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Handcrafted Wooden Boat - 40cm long

This handcrafted wooden boat is a replica of the 1953 Arno XI Ferrari Hydroplane was built for Achille Castoldi (a wealthy boat privateer) by Cantieri Timossi a hydroplane builder on Lake Como, near Milan. The engine supplied by Ferrari was a type 375 V12 Grand Prix engine developing 385 BHP. In January 1953 Castoldi drove the Hydroplane dubbed "Arno XI" to an unofficial top speed of over 124 MPH.

Attempting to break the speed record set by his rival Mario Verga, Castoldi installed a new engine with twin superchargers. Burning methanol this new Ferrari engine produced close to 600 BHP. In October 1953 Castoldi set a new 800 kg speed record with an average flying kilometer 2-way speed of over 150 MPH!

The speed boat has since been restored in the 1990s, and was recently photographed flying across the water in September 2004.

The model was built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings. We absolutely use no plastic parts only the highest quality wood and metal parts.

This model is carefully packed with two thick layers of Styrofoam for a damaged free shipping purpose. This model measures overall 40cm long from bow to stern.