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MISS CANADA IV

SKU: SB0085P

Specification:

86L x 26W x 18H(cm)

33.85L x 10.23W x 7.08H(inch)

Packing volume: 0.082 m³ = 2.89 ft³

Categgory:
- HYDROPLANE CLASSES

MISS CANADA IV

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Our model is hand-crafted from hard wood with planks on frame construction. This model is not a kit and ready for display. The metal parts are brass chromed.

Color: White, black and red

 

HISTORY

(source at woodyboater)

Commissioned by Ernest Wilson, Miss Canada IV was built by Greavette Boatworks in the winter of 1948 – 1949 to be Canada’s first challenger for the Harmsworth Trophy, the symbol of absolute worldwide supremacy in powerboat racing. The boat, a unique two-step “keel knuckle” hydroplane, is 34 ft long and 10 ft wide and was powered by a Rolls – Royce Griffon 3,000 h.p. engine.

Miss Canada IV challenged for the Harmsworth Trophy twice, in 1949 and 1950. The pre-race favorite on both sides of the border, she failed to win either race with propeller problems in the first andsteering failure in the second attempt.

After setting a North American speed record in 1949, the Wilson Racing Team attempted to break the World Water Speed record of 160 mph in Picton in October 1950. Miss Canada IV completed the first lap at over 173 mph. On the required return run at close to 200 mph, the transmission failed. The boat coasted to a stop 100 yards short of the finish line. This attempt marked the end of the Wilsons’ racing career.


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