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Charles Mistele, owner and curator of legendary Miss America IX racing boat, dies at 76

Charles Mistele, a member of the Hagerty Marine Hall of Fame and owner-curator of Miss America IX, one of the most famous powerboats in history, died on March 9 in Bluffton, South Carolina. He was 76. Read the full article on

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I don't usually find boats all that interesting... but Charles Mistele was a very interesting person with some great perspectives on life and collecting. A true legend.


Condolences to his family.


Thanks for posting this article about him.