On this page you will find pictures of the remaining motors.
(11 Sorianos, 2 Hors-Bords Jean Dupuy, 3 Romanis, 1 Romani Soriano mix)
Soriano Nº 511. It was recently discovered in a scrap yard.
It is the only Soriano with a surviving example of the original gas tank.
This one has been saved and is in good hands. It's history is not known,
but it must have been used in Paris at the Canot Club in the 30's
Soriano Nº 512. Missing the original gas tank. It was raced in the 40's
during the Geneva International Boat races. It was then stored under a
table in a garage for decades. Painted red and blue. Was found by a
collector in the 90's.
This 4 Cylinder was one of two that made it to Sweden in 1931. It was used in 1931 and 1932 by Swedish racer Eric Pehrson. He decided to buy a 6 cylinder in 1932, but never brought one back to Sweden. This 4 cylinder was sold and later droped in a wall as it was being poured. Sweden (buried in wall)
Soriano Nº 515.
This 4 Cylinder Soriano is lucky to not have been scraped. Found disassembled in France. (it has a taller 1931 6 cyl Soriano supercharger).
This single cam Sorianos was raced in the 30's by Paul Schiller of Switzerland. Later used as spare parts for the post war races. It is fitted with an early Soriano Supercharger.
S.N. 1055 55.5mm / 68mm
This single cam Soriano was raced in the 30's by Paul
Schiller of Switzerland. Later used as spare parts for the post war
races. It is fitted with an early Soriano Supercharger.
Ex Paul Schiller Soriano. This 1933 model was originaly bought in the 30's by Paul Schiller from Ricardo Soriano. Raced in the 30's 40's and 50's in European Class X championships.
S.N. 1055 55.65mm / 68mm Suisse
This 6 Cyl SOHC Soriano is in a museum. Raced by Italian Count Carlo Casilini. Sold to a collector in the mid 70's. USA
This Soriano belonged to Letto di Priolo, and held the outboard world speed record at 83.473 mph in 1953.
This Soriano motor was raced by Osculati, Officio and Dino Sestini during the 1950's. Several parts were missing but the motor was dressed up for show and is not in running condition. Among the missing parts : Carb, exhaust tubes, and intake manifolds. It was also painted.... Italia
This 6 Cylinder single cam Soriano was used by Letto di Priolo during races and speed record atempts. Italia
This is also a Dual Cam Motor. Jean Dupuy heads, Romani Super charger, Soriano Lower unit. This one was raced in the 40's and 50's by French racer Auguste Gerbaud. Hors-Bord Jean Dupuy (with Romani Supercharger) France
This Single cam motor is very intresting. It nicely shows the transition from a stock "Soriano" to a Romani-Soriano. It still has the original Soriano heads and Lower Unit. The rest notably the crankcase, the supercharger, the driveshaft casing have already been modified by Romani. United Kingdom
This boat was raced by Mercier for the French team in the 50's
He probably obtained his engine from one of the pre war French racers.
The engine is Dual cam Dupuy-Soriano. (Hors-Bord Jean Dupuy)
This is a Dual Cam Romani Motor. It is equipped with a Romani Lower unit, and a Romani Super Charger. It was raced in the European Class X championships by German racer Robert Richter. In a Museum... Deutschland
Another one of Romani's master piece. Lower unit removed to prevent injury.
This was the most successfull engine. Raced in the late 40's and 50's by two italian brothers Renzo and Augusto Romani. It has a Romani crankcase, Romani lower unit, Alfa Romeo super charger specialy built for Romani by it's racing department, and Jean Dupuy heads. it was also equipped with dual carbs. Most of this Romani engine ( 95 %) was built post war by Romani. It even bears the name "ROMANI" on the back of it's crankcase. During class X races it was refered to as a Romani-Soriano Italia