Thursday, August 25, 2016

The yacht Standard, 1902

D.W. Fostle, Speedboat, Mystic Seaport Museum 1988
In 1902 there was no faster yacht around. The sixty foot Standard was capable of at least 25 miles per hour, powered by her six cylinder Riotte 4 stroke gasoline engine producing 110 hp out of a massive 3016 cu in! The 3200 lb engine weight offset the lightweight wooden hull- clad with 3/16" mahogany- which weighed less than 1500 lbs.

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