Thunderboat Model is hand-made by skilled craftsman outstanding quality replica of very popular 1950’s hydroplane. Model boat have highest quality parts including meticulously detailed cockpit; all metal hardware made from individual molds. Thunderboat model comes with table stand.
The Jaguar XK120 ruled the road; Doris Day and Cary Grant were Oscar nominated. It was a time of peace, and optimism was unbridled… It was then that Rivas roared across the Lago di Como and skimmed the Mediterranean waves off St. Tropez. Thunder-boats (also called Hydroplanes) racing with each other at record speed. Stateside, the luxurious Chris Crafts were de rigeur with Hollywood elite. The throaty growl of that big engine built inside gleaming mahogany, rich leather, chrome trim. Leather padded seats displayed movie stars trying out the new bikini fashions. Husband number 3, 4, or 5 behind the wheel, decked out in spotless captain’s finery. No Coast Guard was able to overtake these sleek twin-engine torpedo shaped racers. This boat has it all-the curves, the looks, the excitement, the opulence.
Facts about our ship models
• 100% hand built from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method; Hundreds of hours is required to finish a model;
• Completed models contain thousands of details created by our skillful master craftsmen.
• Made of finest wood like Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood.
• Chrome and brass fittings and ornaments constitute the excellence of our models;
• Extensive research through original plans and pictures make our models authentic.
• Each model goes through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop;
• Just the perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector;
• Our models have all the little details that would amaze you the moment you see them. Just look at them and you will highly appreciate not only the skills but also the time that our master craftsmen spend on each of these models.