Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

A nonprofit organization

$13,246 raised by 84 donors

88% complete

$15,000 Goal


The mission of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is to inspire and motivate learning and achievement while honoring, celebrating and preserving the legacy of Unlimited Hydroplane racing.


The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is the nation's only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing. The museum features an incredible collection of vintage hydroplanes spanning seven decades, including boats that have won 17 Gold Cups.  The museum also features 3 distinct learning programs; J-Hydro, Warriors On the Water, and Victory Education Program. The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is also the nation's primary resource for historical and educational information on hydroplane racing. Our extensive collection of books, magazines, race programs, newspaper, photos, trophies, dates back to the turn of the last century. We have over 200 hours of rare, vintage racing films transferred to videotape, covering hydroplane racing for the 1940s to the present. The stories of famous drivers are here as well. Legendary Bill Muncey, Ron Musson, Mira Slovak, "Wild" Bill Cantrell and other past drivers are featured, plus information on many of the top modern drivers. In addition to great archives on the the history of hydroplanes, our museum is also a fully equipped boat restoration shop. Over the years, we have restored 12 of the most famous Gold Cup and Harmsworth winners to full running condition. Most important, these great hulls have been restored by Museum members, people like you who loved the boats and simply could not see them fade away.

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Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

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Arts & Culture


5917 S 196th St
Kent, WA 98032-2132

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