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.
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.
“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.
source: Monaco auction