Slo-Mo-Shun V

$549.00

  • Dimension approximate: 30″ L x 12.5″ W x 8.5″ H
  • The model is already built, NOT a model ship kit
  • Handcrafted from scratch using finest woods & chrome fittings
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Slo-mo-shun V U-37

This is the beautiful model of Slo-mo-shun V designed by Ted Jones.  The Slo-mo-shun V was 28 feet long, and at 12 feet wide. She was 6 inches wider than her older sister Slo-Mo-Shun IV. The design of the V was better acceleration than the IV. Both the Slo-mo-shun V and IV boats were powered with 1710 cubic inch V-12 engines. After restoration, you can see her at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent, WA or Mohai Museum in Seattle.

SavyBoat master craftsmen handcraft these nicely detailed models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings, and original plan. We built our models to scale with top quality wood such as rosewood and mahogany. Also, we use individually using plank-on-frame construction method and handcraft the boat which is similar to the building of the actual boat. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.

The Slo-mo-shun V is an amazing model with many details: The cowl and fin are painted in yellow and red  The dashboard has realistic look stainless steel gauges. The cockpit has a hand stitched gray leather seat, Two black exhausts are coming out from the V12 Alison engine compartment one on each side. You can also see the shiny stainless steel rudder, prop shafts and propeller underneath the boat. The Slo-Mo-Shun V model comes with a wood base and ready to display. It’ll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.

1951 Gold Cup Champion, Aug 4th – Lake Washington, Driver: Lou Fageol. Average Speed: 90.871 mph

The Slo-mo-shun V was owned by Stan Sayers and driven by Lou Fagel. She won the first unlimited hydroplane race held in Seattle, the 1951 Gold Cup. Launching just a few days before the Gold Cup, the V was the first boat to qualify, with an average speed of 91.37 mph. She was clearly much faster than that: she ran a competition lap of 108.663 on her way to winning the first and second heats. The Slo-mo was leading the third heat when it was canceled after the Quicksilver crashed.

In 1952 Ted Jones drove the V to victory in the first Seafair race. The Slo-mos only went to one race in 1952. The IV won the race, but the V failed to finish. In 1953 the V went back east and won the Presidents Cup. The following year the V used a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine to capture the 1954 Gold Cup. This was the last victory for the mighty Slo-mo-shun team. The next year saw the V blow over backward, doing a perfect 360-degree loop while attempting to qualify for the 1955 race. Sayers sold the damaged V to a group of Seattle businessmen who raced her from 1956 to 1962 as the Miss Seattle. She appeared in the mid- 1960s at several races under the names Berryessa Belle and Miss Tri Cities.

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