Ferrari Model Boat
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For 1953, Castoldi decided to focus on setting top speed records. He commissioned
an 800kg-class three-point hydroplane hull to be built by Cantieri Timossi,
a hydroplane builder on Lake Como, near Milan.
The hull was dubbed Arno XI. For the engine, he turned to the new up and comers
of the auto racing scene – Scuderia Ferrari.
On the morning of October 15, 1953, Achille Castoldi succeeded in smashing
the 800kg class speed record with an average “flying kilometer”
two-way speed of 150.49 mph. He followed up the performance later that day by
setting another record in the “24 nautical miles” event with an
average speed of 102.34 mph.
Arno XI was restored in the early 1990s and was put up for auction at the Coy’s
Festival at Silverstone in 1997 where it did not sell. It was photographed skimming
across the water as recently as September 2004, along with many other vintage
Our model is hand-crafted from hard wood with plank on frame method. Every
detail is made very carefully by skillfull craftsmen. Model is fully assembled
and ready for display.
on image above to view!