1082: Speed boat, Austin Aeromarine Ram II prototype. T
Speed boat, Austin Aeromarine Ram II prototype. This boat is the product of nearly 14 yrs of development. It was tested in 1985 & achieved a top speed of 125 mph using twin outboard engines w/270 HP & conventional propellers. The designers intended to set a world speed record run using engines w/450 total HP, but failed to find financing to complete testing & another run. This aluminum vessel still exists in its original configuration & includes all the development summary & paperwork. Hull cockpit has instrumentation removed. Mercury motors are disassembled but included. This boat is a wonderful restoration project and a true "Milestone" racing boat. Comes w/a custom-built trailer for easy moving.