• Dimension approx.: 33.75″ L x 10.5″ W x 7.25″ H
  • The model is already built, NOT a model ship kit
  • Hand crafted by artisans from scratch using high quality woods & metal fittings

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  • The model is 100% hand built by artisans from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method
  • Rosewood, mahogany, teak and other exotic woods are carefully selected to build the model
  • Hull handmade from wood, hollow inside.
  • Authentic gauges, dials and chrome steering wheel on dash
  • All fittings such as windshield frame, wiper, navigation lights, mirror, and flag pole are made of stainless steel and chrome plated.
  • Propellers and rudders made from brass
  • Hand stitched individual leather seats
  • Highly polished finish with multi-layered micro-sanded varnish.
  • Flags and solid wood base included

Commissioned by Ernest Wilson, Miss Canada IV was built by Greavette Boatworks in the winter of 1948 – 1949 to be Canada’s first challenger for the Harmsworth Trophy, the symbol of absolute worldwide supremacy in powerboat racing. The boat, a unique two-step “keel knuckle” hydroplane, is 34 ft long and 10 ft wide and was powered by a Rolls – Royce Griffon 3,000 h.p. engine.

Miss Canada IV challenged for the Harmsworth Trophy twice, in 1949 and 1950. The pre-race favorite on both sides of the border, she failed to win either race with propeller problems in the first andsteering failure in the second attempt.

After setting a North American speed record in 1949, the Wilson Racing Team attempted to break the World Water Speed record of 160 mph in Picton in October 1950. Miss Canada IV completed the first lap at over 173 mph. On the required return run at close to 200 mph, the transmission failed. The boat coasted to a stop 100 yards short of the finish line. This attempt marked the end of the Wilsons’ racing career.

Additional information

Dimensions 34 × 10 × 7 in


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