TYPHOON classic speed boat
The Typhoon's origin began with Edsel
Ford, who was an avid raceboat enthusiast. Seeing
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:
construction (very important).
Heartwood Honduras Mahogany (the best
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.
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.
W x 8" T