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TYPHOON classic speed boat

The Typhoon's origin began with Edsel Ford, who was an avid raceboat enthusiast. Seeing the famous Teaser speedboat in action, Edsel Ford wanted a new fast boat just like it.  He then contacted the yard that built the Teaser and had an exact copy built, naming it "Typhoon." 

Measuring at 40' in length with a 2000 cu. in. Wright Typhoon engine, she was made for racing.  Edsel Ford did not use her as a racer but a commuter speedboat between the Ford factory and his home. 

In the late 1960's, at Bryants Marina in Washington, the boat that was docked next to the Typhoon caught fire. The fire raged out of control, and soon engulfed the Typhoon.
 

   
   





This Typhoon model features:  

- Scratch-built.

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Plank-on-frame construction (very important).  

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Heartwood Honduras Mahogany (the best mahogany type.)

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Deck made of real individual thin strips of  planks, not a large piece of wood with faked lines, NOT good looking vinyl on cheap wood below the surface. 

- Hundreds of tiny copper nails.

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Realistic gauges, switches...
 

- Precisely duplicates the real boat's elegantly curved hull.  Typhoon's hull is by far the most difficult to build compared to other classic boats.   Only true master craftsmen can tackle this job.   If you happen to see a hull from somewhere else that appears correct (like our model), ask the seller if it is plank-on-frame or a piece of solid wood carved by a computerized machine.



42.5"L x  8.8" W x 8" T      $1,700      S&H  $90



64"L x  13.5" W    sold out