19 Hydroplane Boat designs
Air Marine Special
This class F
hydroplane is fast! Joe Michelini drove the Airmarine Special at over 85
mph in 1958 National Championships. He took first place in Class B, C, F
and CU events. Not for the faint of heart.
9 and a 1/2 ft hydroplane for high speed fun. Its fast and furious
but at the same time highly maneuverable 9.5 foot outboard hydroplane,
designed for outboard motors of 7.5 to 10 hp.
"Z" Class racing runabout will do about 45 mph with a
48 c.i. converted engingine. 10' 6" long, 4' 8" beam
Cab Over Hydro
Originally called the X-1, this three point hydroplane has hit 75
mph. Closely resembling big Unlimited Class hydros, it can be powered by
50 to 100 hp motors.
You can build this most-fun-per-horsepower 8 ft water scooter on
Saturday and have it in the water for a full day of boating thrills on
The Doodle Bug Hydroplane is a trim, single cockpit, outboard
hydroplane with a new type of convex bottom and no tripping chines which
combine to produce a remarkably fast boat with excellent
The Dragonfly is a 10 ft hydroplane that is adapted to all classes of
outboard motors from 4 hp row boat to motor to the largest racing
engines. Streamlined in design, the constructional features are unique
and present such developments as extended motor wells fro quick planning
action and a combination of V and convex bottom for safe and
super-efficient high speed operation with low and high powered outboard
Is a sport boat that you can build in
days for very little money. It will provide you hours of safe fun for
youngsters of all ages. El CTDis a mini inboard hydro that's powered
with a 4 hp air cooled engine. It's top speed is about 16 mph with a 100
lb. teenager aboard. It features a "dead man's" throttle that shuts the
motor off when the driver lets go of the throttle, so there's no danger
if the operator falls off the boat.
Absolute maximum speed is the cry of many race drivers. For a race
they want a boat that will go fast. Sufficiently fast to win and if it
will win then the other features do not matter. The 135-Class Flyer is
designed to give maximum speed under normal competitive conditions.
Factors of design giving straight away speed, turning ability and
ability to ride rough water have been so proportioned that in an actual
race a high peak of speed is reached.
Plus 10 more unique hydroplanes:
Hornet, Jet Joe,
Mini Max, Rocket, Scat Cat, Skeeter, Spit Fire,
Yellow Jacket and
You can use all of these plans to
figure out which boat you want to build and go for it. Start
building your dream!
come from a variety of sources. Many come from boat building
magazines. Various skill levels are required. Some
boats can be built by beginners in a garage, others require much more
space and expertise to construct.