Ferrari hydroplane Arno XI racing boat for sale

The 1953 ARNO XI Hydroplane that was once the holder of the water speed record, will be offered for sale at an auction in May. The racing boat powered by a V12 Ferrari engine, is expected to fetch up to £1.26million.



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On October 15, 1953, the Ferrari “Nautico” engine took the hydroplane to a top speed of 150.19mph, setting a record for an 800kg boat.

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“This awe-inspiring racing boat has beauty, history, provenance and performance; it simply ticks every box for any serious collector,” said Peter Wallman, specialist at RM Europe, which is selling the Arno XI in its Monaco auction on May 11-12.



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source: Monaco auction