U-787 speeds Saturday morning


Chip Hanauer is now out in the U-787 Boeing presents Spirit of Seafair, making another qualification run. The boat will only do exhibition runs and qualifying runs for Seafair this weekend. They're doing testing for Boeing and for Ellstrom.

Lap 1 - 141.251
Lap 2 - 146.160
Lap 3 - 147.631

  • The Boeing boat is running on biofuel, a mixture that includes 80 percent biofuels.
  • This boat is the former Elam Plus hydroplane, and the times that Chip Hanauer is recording today are comparable to the speeds the boat used to post in its heyday for the Ellstrom team.