|Dimension (inch)||23.5L x 9W x 6.5H inches|
|Brand name||Old Modern Handicrafts|
|Materials||western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany + metal|
The story of Ferrari Hydroplane Medium
An enthusiast for motorboat racing, Achilles Castoldi decided to focus on setting top speed records in 1953. He commissioned an 800kg class three-point hydroplane hull to be built by Cantieri Timossi. The hull was dubbed Arno XI. As for the engine, he turned o the new up and corners of the auto racing scene - Scuderia Ferrari. On the morning of October 15, 1953, Achille Castoldi succeeded in smashing the 800 kg class speed record with an average "flying kilometer"two-way speed of 150.49 miles per hour. He followed up the performance on the following day by setting another record of "24 nautical miles" event with an average speed of 102.34 miles per hour. Arno XI was restored in the early 1990s and was placed for auction at the Coys Festival Silverstone in 1997 that was not sold. However, Arno XI was eventually sold at the 2012 RM Auction in Monaco for 1.12 million dollars.
- Material: high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany + metal only (no plastic parts)
- Skill: best traditional real ship-making methods applied, hundreds of hours required to finish each model by our master craftsmen
- Uniqueness: each ship is an “Exclusive Edition” where the model has a unique serial number etched into the hull
In this final important step, this ship is packed in a sturdy wood and then in a nice carton box with cushion for maximum protection. We also perform a drop test to make sure the package is safe in shipping.
Every ship has a story. From bow to stern, star board to port side, every vessel carries its own exquisite history. Through our fine hand craftsmanship, we tell that story the way it deserves to be told – with heart and soul. We uses traditional methods of building ship models, while integrating modern innovations. Our master craftsmen in Vietnam construct each ship entirely by hand using the traditional plank-on-bulk head method. They then harness high-tech tools like laser machines to create fine, accurate details. Each ship is scaled down in precise proportions from the original model for authenticity. It is a masterful synthesis of modern and traditional methods that makes the Old Modern quality one of a kind. What we mean by quality you can trust:
● Extensive research through original plans and pictures makes our models true to life.
● 100% hand-built from scratch, plank by plank.
● Hundreds of hours of work go into our museum-quality models.
● Made of quality wood such as western red cedar, mahogany, rosewood, teak, and more
● Chrome, brass, and cast metal fittings and ornaments add richness and verisimilitude
● Each model must pass a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop and making its voyage to you. Old Modern Handicrafts carries all manner of ships from every age of sail, and we are also proud to build custom models for our customers. Drop us a line – it’s our pleasure to help you tell your story. Staying at shore? Explore our nautical offerings for the home. Our novelties include vintage-style globes, magnifiers and telescopes, clocks, furniture, and all manner of nautical décor. The same quality of craftsmanship and care is extended to all our products, on land or at sea.