History of Ferrari Arno XI Timossi hydroplane

Famous boat race led by the Italian Achille Castoldi in 1953 and developing 500hp to reach 125 mph!

From 1930 racing fast cars begin to fascinate the public and in 1940 appeared the first racing speedboats, in the form of water racing circuit endurance and speed record. Particularly in Italy where car manufacturers such as Alfa Romeo and Maserati participated actively and were proud to pay drivers for these magnificent Italian boats. Achille Castoldi was one of them and in 1940, Castoldi set the world record for speed on water at 130.51 km / h (81.10 mph) in the class of 400 kg with his boat Arno mounted on a Picciotti hull and powered by an Alfa Romeo Type 158 engine. Castoldi then constructs different versions boat Arno, mostly with Alfa Romeo engines, but Maserati too.


In 1953, Castoldi decided to focus less on race and more on the record speed. He and his first order of 800kg seaplane with a hull of Cantieri Timossi, builder seaplane on Lake Como, near Milan, Italy. The aircraft was dubbed Arno XI and for the engine, Castoldi turns to the rising star of the stage and the race car at the time: The Scuderia Ferrari. Ferrari provided him an engine type 345 V-12 Grand Prix CC 4493.7 (385CV), the same type that powered racing cars of Ferrari in the 50s. The engine was coupled to a step-down gear box to the double helix to rotate until blade 10 000 rpm. The driveshaft had a small downward angle at the rear of the aircraft.


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Dimension: L97 x W35 X H22
Dimension: L70 x W30 x H20

• Delivery: EXW, FOB Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
• Payment: T/T 30-50% (deposit upon order confirmation, balance before Bill of Lading)
• Standard lead time: 10-60 days from deposit date
• Min order: 5,000 USD (Any order below that, a small surcharge of 250 USD will be applied)


• SMETA AUDIT (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit Report) by US standard 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022

• Drop Test certificate by UST inspection 2020

• Certificates for the safety of color paint on wood and salt spray on the stainless steel details by Bureau Veritas
• Certificates of Origin, Fumigation, and Phytosanitary for every shipment

All products are made by hand with heart and soul, high-end quality, and details. Besides, we have the Drop Test certificate, SMETA AUDIT by US standard, Certificate for the safety of color paint, and salt spray on the product by Bureau Veritas, Certificates of Origin, Fumigation, Phytosanitary for every shipment. Besides, we have been exporting to the US, Germany, France, Sweden, and European countries.

1. For Old ships and Yacht ships: Wood frame and 5-layer carton.
2. For Speed boats and Cruise ships: EPS foam and 5-layer carton.
3. For small items such as Motorcycle, Car, Airplane, etc: PE foam and 5-layer carton.

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97L x 35W x 22H (cm) 70L x 30W x 20H (cm)


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