Ferrari Hydroplane

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MODEL ARNO XI

This exceptional model of ARNO XI ( equipped with Ferrari engine),  with a length of 91 cm, was made in the scale 1:7.

Ferrari Hydroplane Measures, Length 55cm x Width 24cm x Height 17cm

The highest quality, rare woods (including Ebony, Rosewood, Blackwood, Mahogany, Jack wood, and Sycamore) used to construct our models are subjected to specific seasoning procedures to ensure that the model will withstand severe climate and never warp or split.

Description

Name: Arno XI ; hydroplane

Type : Racing Boat; Speedboat

The Arno XI is a hydroplane inspired by Achille Castoldi in the early 1950s. Built by the Cantiere Timossi shipyard, located in Azzano on the Lake Como.

Castoldi wanted to made a world water speed record so he convince then Ferrari racing drivers Alberto Ascari. After that, Luigi Villoresi to influence Enzo Ferrari to supply him with a 4.5-litre, V12 Ferrari engine. However, the same engine that gave Ferrari his first Grand Prix victory with the Ferrari 375 F1. The engine was installed in a Timossi three-point racing hydroplane hull. Nevertheless, Castoldi managed to further increase horsepower by connect two superchargers. In conclusion, Arno XI was later sold and raced in numerous competitions, finally retired in 1960.

Informal racing took place in Madison, Indiana as early as 1911. But the first major race didn’t occur until 1929. After that, when the now-defunct Mississippi Valley Power Boat Association conducted a race for the 725 Cubic Inch Class.

Most importantly, A speedboat or thunder boat is the fast motorboat, where the hull shape is such that at speed, the weight of the boat is supported by planing forces, rather than simple buoyancy.

Early designs of the 1920s were often built by amateurs, who employed the lightest materials available to them at the time. The aviation industry has been the main source of engines for the boats.

Replica of the legendary hydroplane, this model is made entirely by hand from noble materials:  wood (beechwood), marine upholstery.

All fittings parts are in chrome brass  made ​​by jewelers; 10 layers of varnish are applied to achieve excellent gloss of varnish.

Additional information

Weight 7 kg
Dimensions 86 × 26 × 36 cm