Model Builder: Craig Bradshaw
Construction: Carbon Fiber Composite
Year Built: 2014
Motor: Himax 3630-1500 Brushless
Radio: Specktrum DX6i
Electronic Speed Controller: Turnigy Aquastar 120
Propeller: Gruapner K45
Paint Colors: Mahogany, White Red and Blue
Graphics: Screen Printed Vinyl by Jeff Ross
Notes about the Model: This is a model of the second Miss U.S. 1 as she appeared in Seattle for the 1959 Gold Cup. This arguably the best looking version of this boat.
Notes about the Real Boat: The second Miss U.S. 1 replaced the first Miss U.S.1 in 1957. Like the first hull, she was designed by Dan Arena for owner George Simon of Detroit, was built by Les Staudacher and raced out of the Detroit Yacht Club. The 30 foot hull was originally powered by an Allison engine but switched to a Rolls Royce Merlin Engine mid-way through the 1958 season. With her upgraded power plant and new driver Don Wilson replacing Fred Alter, she won the International Cup, Elizabeth City, N.C. in 1958; the President's Cup; the Governor's Cup; and the Sahara Cup, and placed second in 1958 National High Point Standings.
Notes about 2016: It was constructed as a new boat for 2015. Boat was damaged during the 2015 Governor’s Cup and arrangements have been made to build a brand new U1 for 2016.