Arno XI Hydroplane: Ferrari Racing Boat Up for Grabs
Despite the leather seat, this bad boy is a racing machine, built to take the speed record on water. It’s called the Arno XI Hydroplane and it was developed starting in 1952 by Achille Castoldi and Ferrari racing driver Alberto Ascari.
The expertise of Enzo Ferrari has left its stamp on the speedboat, which is powered by a 12-cylinder 5.5-liter Ferrari V12, which was also used by the Type 375 Grand Prix car.
In 1953, the boat set a new world record for the 800 kg class on Lake Iseo in Italy, one that has never been broken since. Since then, it has been restored to its original condition an will go under the block soon at an RM Auctions event in Monaco.
'We are thrilled to be offering the historic ARNO XI for sale. This awe-inspiring racing boat has beauty, history, provenance and performance; it simply ticks every box for any serious collector,” says Peter Wallman of RM Europe.