Now you can get this model right in your own home or office. Master craftsmen handcraft these nicely detailed models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings, and original plan. We built this Ferrari Hydroplane to scale with top quality wood such as rosewood and mahogany. The model is 100% handcrafted individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are 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.
Ferrari is amazing with many details: The hood and fin are painted in red. Also, there are hundreds of tiny construction nails vividly showed on the hull. The dashboard has two tones wood panel installed with realistic look stainless steel gauges. The cockpit has a hand stitched red leather seat, a big stainless steel steering wheel, and copper pedals. Two large stainless steel exhausts are coming out from the V12 engine compartment one on each side. You can also see the shiny stainless steel rudder, prop shafts and propeller underneath the boat. The light wood trim around the boat completes the decoration of this gorgeous model. The Ferrari Hydroplane model comes with a solid wood base and ready to display. It’ll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.
Timossi Azzano’s Cantieri boatyard built this legend Ferrari Hydroplane in the early 1950s with inspiration from Achille Castoldi. With a V12 4.5-litre engine, Ferrari soon established a world water speed record of 150.49 mph. An enthusiast for motor boat racing, Achilles Castoldi decided to focus on setting top speed records in 1953. He asked Cantieri Timossi to commission an 800kg class three-point hydroplane hull and dub the hull Arno XI. As for the engine, he turned o the new up and corners of the auto racing scene – Scuderia Ferrari.
Later on, in the morning of October 15, 1953, Achille Castoldi succeeded in smashing the 800 kg class speed record with an average “flying kilometer” two-way speed of 150.49 miles per hour. He followed up the performance on the following day by setting another record of “24 nautical miles” event with an average speed of 102.34 miles per hour. They restored Arno XI the early 1990s and placed for auction at the Coys Festival Silverstone in 1997 but not sold. However, They eventually sold her at the 2012 RM Auction in Monaco for 1.12 million dollars.