While many boats over the years have pridefully claimed to be distinctive and unique, the plane boat can truly be considered an historic one-of-a-kind amalgam of a rare aircraft and novel vessel. This most unusual plane-boat has created its share of interest and amazement over the years and even some car accidents.

No other watercraft, before or since, has ever been constructed from a land-based airplane, especially one with such a rich legacy as an historic aircraft owned by a true legend, Howard Hughes.

The craft was extensively restored by Dave Drimmer, left in photo, and Jeff Gibbs, at the right.