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38 Feet 1932 Gar Wood Raceboat "Miss America X"

38 Feet 1932 Gar Wood Raceboat "Miss America X"

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Boat ID: 40213

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Boat ID: 40213

Arguably the most prolific and significant raceboat and American history, "Miss America X", U-10, was the finale in Garfield Wood's dominance of the powerboat racing and world record setting career. Between 1920 and 1933, Gar Wood's boats won each Harmsworth Trophy Contest, the world's most recognized race and speed record setting event. "Miss America X" featured a quartet of highly tuned Packard V12 engines and was the first boat in history to achieve more than 2 miles per minute, topping out at 125.4 MPH in 1932. The craft defended the title once again in 1933 and was subsequently retired, but held the record well into the mid 1960's. The boat was acquired from the Wood family by William Harrah, American businessman and founder of Harrah Casinos in Las Vegas, later becoming Caesar's Palace. She was purchase from the Harrah estate and has been under single ownership for many decades, being offered on the market for the first time. Following a series of boat show and regatta appearances in the 1980's, "Miss America X" was comprehensively restored by Mayea Boatworks in the mid 1990's and has been on permanent display since this time.

Location:
Grosse Point, MI
Views:
2,606
Boat Details
Year:
1932
Manufacturer:
Gar Wood Raceboat "Miss America X"
Model:
Length:
38
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
WWI
Make:
Packard V12 (4) 7000hp
Cylinders:
12 each
Hours:
Very Low
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
1990's
Manufacturer:
Custom
Axles:
Triple
Capacity:
Sufficient
Brakes:
Yes
Comments:
Other Information
Boat Cover:
Yes
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
No
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
No
Comments:
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