Race Boat Rides

Enjoy the Thrill of Your Life in a Race Boat!

(Must be 21 years old) 

Charity Ride1Ever wonder what it’s like to take a turn around the course in a race boat?  During the Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta you can fulfill your dreams by purchasing a ride in some of the participating race boats.  Special heats have been scheduled to give you that opportunity.

Many of the race boat drivers donate their time and resources to provide rides around the course in one of their amazing, and very exciting, vintage boats. All proceeds from the sale of these rides go to help the New Hampshire Boat Museum and the costs of the Regatta.

Charity Ride2Race boat rides at this event are governed by the rules of the American Power Boat Association which have age, health and physical condition restrictions.  All participants will be required to sign a waiver and will wear APBA approved safety equipment for their ride.  All riders younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian who must sign a “Minor Waiver and Release”.  You’ll be required to suit up in an approved safety flotation vest and helmet (supplied), receive a safety briefing and then off you go!

To book your ride, visit the charity rides tent in Cate Park past the gazebo.  Get there early on Friday or Saturday to have your pick of times.  Times will be posted the day of the event.   

Current list of boats available for rides (will be updated as more sign on):

Concordia is a Hydroplane with a Supercharged Chevy Engine Driven by Pierre Lavigne 

(Only doing 1 ride each day)


Bandito is a 2005 Reproduction of a 24′ Chris-Craft Triple Cockpit Runabout Driven by Roger Burgess


OFWEGO II is a Jersey Skiff driven by Len Finethy


Heart Beat II is a Jersey Skiff Driven by Paul NowackJS-22

Compulsion is a Gold Cup Speedster Driven by Donnie McLean

compulsion race boat ride

Illusion is a Gold Up Speedster Driven by Bob Mueller 



Pat’s Baron is a Flatbottom Boat with a Ford Engine Driven By Patrick Obed

Pat's Baron.2

Jay Dee III is a Gold Cup Speedster with a Indman 5.7 350 cu. in engine driven by Chad Brenner 

Jay Dee III