Whether you crave action or relaxation, you'll enjoy radio-controlled boating. There's nothing quite as soothing as gliding your scale R/C sailboat across a pond, or for full-throttle excitement, you can race a nitro- or electric-powered deep vee or hydro! Many of our most popular model boats already come prebuilt. To start making waves, just add water!
Kits, ARRs & RTRs
For the craftsman who wants building satisfaction, a wood Kit has no equal. Projects range from simple skiffs to richly detailed masterpieces. Fiberglass and plastic, however, are excellent alternatives for those who value speed and ease more highly. There are fewer parts; hulls and decks are often pre-joined. ARR (Almost-Ready-to-Run) models may be as much as 80% pre-built and include a motor or engine. RTR (Ready-to-Run) boats add to ARR convenience by including a radio, radio gear, batteries and required items. Assembly can take as long as 1-2 hours – or as little as 5 minutes!
If you enjoy boat racing but don't know how or where to start, organizations such as the North American Model Boat Association and the International Model Power Boat Association offer plenty of helpful hints. Forums – like www.rcgroups.com and www.intlwaters.com – are another great way to get information and connect with other boaters. When you visit Web sites like these, always try to be on the lookout for exciting announcements, videos, membership info and more!