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Zipper 38"

Overall Dims: 38" L x 11" W x 10" H
SKU#: Zip

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Dimensions: 38" L x 11" W x 10" H

Zipper 38" Description

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Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit 

Take to the water in luxury and style with this exquisitely crafted scale-replica model powerboat of the Zipper Speedboat. Known in yachting and speedboat circles as the Ferrari of the boat world, Riva’s reputation for speed, beauty and craftsmanship is perfectly mirrored by this museum-quality Zipper powerboat model. 

38" Long x 11" Wide x 10" High (1:9 Scale)

  • Individual wooden planks for hull plank-on-frame construction
  • Heartwood Honduran mahogany used for hull construction for real powerboats
  • Sturdy wooden base included with model
  • Limited production run only 25 of this speedboat model
  • The Zipper model has a dashboard that has realistic gauges/switches, as opposed to stickers
  • Sophisticated detailed fittings, trimmings, propellers, steering wheel, horns, etc. Made from stainless steel and brass. No plastic parts

 

The Zipper, built 1934, consider a fast hydroplane of category 225. John Hacker designed this wonderful boat for the 125 racing class. Zipper had a 47-horse motor and overall weight of 750 pounds. She illustrates the sobriety and the elegance of the runabouts of competition of the 20s & 30s. Her planing hull was made to increase speed and to increase stability in tight turn. Since category 225 racing competition allowed only one person on board, the architect placed the cockpits one behind the other and the aft one can be easily closed for the competitions.

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