Bavarian Motor… Boatyard? Rare BMW speedboat to be auctioned

An unusual racing boat sporting the engine from a BMW 328 will soon be sold by French auction house Osenat…

Shortly after WWII, a racing boat scene began to develop in Germany. Privateers would race their lightweight machines in competitions across Europe – and one such machine was Berlin III, formerly owned by racing driver Jürgen Baginski. Its engine began life as the 1,998cc six-cylinder from a BMW 321, since upgraded to 328-spec with triple carbs. Osenat expects it to fetch 130,000 – 160,000 euros when it’s sold in Fontainebleau this weekend.

The Berlin III will be part of Osenat's 16 March 2014 auction in Fontainebleau, France. Further information can be found at