Racer Timossi BPM 5200 KD 1958 “78”
- Unique specimen.
- Boat suitable for the mainhistorical events of the sector.
- Original FIM documents.
- Perfect condition and ready to race.
The "Tre Punti" racing hulls, also called "Racers", together with the catamarans, are the maximum expression of the production of racing boats, especially in the period from the 50s to the early 90s evenif the initial project itis due to the American Tommy Hill who in 1945 presented the first racer with a completely flat hull and only 3 support points on the water. In Italy the first hull of this type was presented by the Picchiotti shipyard, designed by Achille Castoldi who had seen the first examples in America.
Soon all the main Italian shipyards followed the American example, also helped by the presence in the 1949 national races of the American pilot Robert Bogie with his "Blitz III" and later, in 1951, by the participation in the main Italian events of a second American motorboat driver, Paul Sawyer, who made the construction drawings of his racer "Alter Ego" available to the Italian Powerboat Federation, much more advanced than the boats that had preceded him.
The hull that is presented is exceptional, with an absolutely unique history. It was ordered in 1954 from the Timossi shipyard in Azzano (Como) by the Austrian prince Fritz Herbert Sonsky. Carlo Timossi was a designer who worked at the Riva shipyard in Sarnico before founding his own shipyard specializing in racing and high performance boats. Sonsky wanted a boat that was "unique" for navigating the waters of Lake Como, where he had a villa, with which he could also take girls and friends around. For this purpose, he had a two-seater racer built, absolutely unique of its kind, which he also managed to license for recreational use. The Austrian prince used the boat from 1954 to 1967 when he sold it to Loris Rabitti who used it the same way but on Lake Garda until 1980.
The boat was then sold to Costantino Granata from Bologna who didn't use it but kept it in his garage until 1985 when he gave it to Auletta, also from Bologna who finally sold it to Guido Romani in 2007 who underwent a total restoration both of hull, entrusted to the Popoli di Colorno shipyard, and of engine performed by Fabio Verin of Milan.