Competitor’s Choice – Race Boat, Lauderbach 7 litre Hydroplane race boat

Award Winning Record setting Hydroplane

Lauderbach Custom Boats has built race boats in the mid-Atlantic region for many years. This is a National Champion, prop-riding, three point, 7 litre Class hydroplane that won the Award at the 23 rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival over Father’s Day weekend in St. Michaels, MD.

John and Sandi (members of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter – ACBS) won the top Race Boat Award at the 11 acre  classic boat and other festival events of the classic boat festival that the club has given at no charge to the Mid – Atlantic region over Father’s Day Weekend in June, 2010.

She is shown on a tilting trailer that allows her 10’ beam to become a “no-permit required” trailer boat package. The 2,000 lb. boat with its 426 cu. In. Chrysler Hemi supercharged 1,200 Hp. engine is 22’ long.

Race boat driver, John, along with other drivers, have a wining racing record in this boat. This race boat was the High Point Champion in 1964, 1965, and 1965. She was also the National Champion in 1965 and 1966. She set a World Kilo Record of 151.403 mph as well as a around the 1 2/3 mile race course record of 93.072 mph. This boat is now retired from 7 litre Class racing.

Hgh Point Champion 1964, 1965, 1966

More on Lauterbach Custom Boats…The Lauterbach family began building hydroplanes in Henry Lauterbach’s first shop in Portsmouth, Virginia shop over 50 years ago. Through the years, there have been several Lauterbach shops but one thing has always remained the same: the demand for the highest quality in every aspect of hydroplane design and construction. Today, Lauterbach Custom Boats is located on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore. In this state of the art facility, the same great Lauterbach designs are utilized for today’s new boats and restorations. The flawless attention to detail is visible in every boat that comes out of the Lauterbach shop. New hydroplanes are produced for use in active racing…From the Lauterbach Custom Boats website.

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