1950 Slo-Mo-Shun IV U-27
On June 26, 1950, in Lake Washington, the hydroplane Slo-mo-shun IV, piloted by Stan Sayres (1896-1956), shatters the world speed record on water. His speed of 160.3235 mph betters the previous record of 141 mph set in 1939 in England. The run on Lake Washington completed about 7:10 a.m., so early that few people witness the event. Slo Mo Shun was built by Seattle Chrysler dealer Stanley Sayres, designed by Ted Jones, measured 28-1/2 feet, sporting an Allison aircraft engine again hit 178.49mph in 1952, a further 18mpl increase. The piston-engined Slo-Mo-Shun enabling her to run over 160 mph and hull design lifting the top of the propellers out of water when running at high speed. The Slo-mo-shun IV is now displayed in Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent after restoration.
You can get this Slo-mo-shun IV 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 our models to scale with top quality wood such as rosewood and mahogany. 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 IV is an amazing model with many details: The hood and fin are painted in red; The dashboard has realistic look stainless steel gauges; The cockpit has a hand stitched red and yellow 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 IV 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. SavyBoat also has Slo-Mo-Shun V model available.