Arno XI.hydroplane. 1953.1:8 scale 790mm
At the beginning of the Sixties Nando Dell'Orto, the famous motorboat racer, decided to put a 12 cylinder Ferrari engine on a 3 point hull prepared by the Cantieri Timossi shipyard. The hull was designed for inboard races (class 800 kgs).
The engine was prepared by Rinaldo Tinarelli, who was known as "the wizard" , the structure of the hull was made of wooden joists covered with marine plywood.
The engine fairing and the stern fin, both colored in Ferrari red and with Ferrari markings, became a symbol of power and aggressiveness.
This Amati kit boasts the the following features:
Laser cut plywood hull assembly
Mahogany hull and deck planking.
Cast resin cockpit, stern rudder and prop assembly, exhaust piping.
pre-formed cockpit seat, engine and cockpit fairing.
Etched steel panelling, steering wheel,instrument panel bezels, and various other hull trims.
Illustrated instruction manual.
Full sized profile and plan drawings with detail sheets to aid construction.
A static display model with an R/C option shown on the plan.
Built 1953 at Timossi yard, this Triple point hydroplane was designed to compete in the 800kg hydro class. Renaldo Tinerelli was responsible for this highly successful 3 point design which holds the class record of 241.7km/h which still stands today. The hull construction is plywood with a mahogany veneer skin that made for a very light but incredibly strong hull.. The engine used was a V 12 cylinder Ferrari engine of 4493cc capacity, and produced in the region of 550 hp.