RC Buying Guide

RC Boat Buying Guide

Boating Made Easy!

Clean and quiet, electric power is ideal for first-time modelers. Boats with a single motor and battery are the norm, however, twin-motors are also available for more advanced hobbyists. No matter what boat you choose, remember that's it's all about having fun!

Best Beginner RC Boats

The boats listed below are perfect for beginners because they're easy to control, easy to maintain and the affordable. All are virtually ready-to-run (RTR), with a Brushed or a more powerful brushless motor, radio system, battery and more, so you can get out on the water almost as soon as you open the box.

Recommended Boats

Below are some proven options—models that customers have told us gave them an excellent start in the hobby.

$259.99
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$199.99
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$449.99
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