ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Remote Control Boat Kits

Updated on September 30, 2014

Are you Looking for a Remote Controlled Boat Kit?

If you are looking for a new remote controlled boat, there are several things you need to consider. With so many different kinds of remote control boat kits it is easy to get overwhelmed with the selection. You want value of course, but you don't want to sacrifice quality in exchange for saving a few bucks, There are plenty of high rated, well reviewed remote control boat kits on the market that are easy to find.

If you are new to the hobby you might be unsure of what you want or need in a good quality boat. On the other hand, if you are experienced you likely know what you want already. Both of these situations are something to think about as you move forward with your search.

Revell 1:72 PT 109 P T Boat

One of the top selling remote control boat kits on Amazon right now is the Revell 1:72 PT 109 P T Boat.

At 3.9 stars It has a pretty decent review amongst buyers. The price is definitely something positive for this model. At less than $25 including shipping you can't beat this one. Inside the box you will find a boat, complete with four torpedo tubes, two twin 50 caliber machine guns and four crew figures. It contains a detailed synopsis of Kennedy's voyage and will need some assembly. A customer who has purchased and reviewed this model pointed out that this model by Revell can be converted into the typical Elco boats of WWII. It is clear from looking more in depth at the reviews, that this would be fun for both adults and kids alike. And with a weight of only10.1 ounces and dimension of 13by 9by 3 inches it would be easy for small hands to assemble.

RC RMS Titanic

If assembly isn't your thing and you're looking for a ready to use type of boat, then this Titanic Model will likely strike your fancy.

This is a Ready-To-Run model ship including 7.2 V700mah Ni-Cadmium battery, with the controller. It features LED illumination with measurements of 850by 195by 1200mm. It can be purchased new for $149.98 on Amazon. One thing I noticed in the reviews that I need to point out has to do with the antenna that comes with the ship intended for use with the controller. It's Only about 50 foot long, so It's recommended to get a longer one. This is the perfect boat for those wanting a model of the historic ship, as well as those wanting realistic Remote Control Boat kits.

John F Kennedy's PT-109

This next boat is intended for experienced builders at level 3.

It is a motorized 1/32 scale, unassembled plastic model with an included electric motor, and it does require purchasing 6 D size batteries. And as I mentioned earlier it requires an Experienced Builder. Inside the box you will find a WWII US Navy Boat that is highly detailed, and includes metal shafts tubing as well as a full gear train with universal twin props rudders. It has an electric motor, and includes the contacts and decals. One thing to notice in the reviews, a customer gladly pointed out that it looks good on water and that it also puts out a small butter fly wave from the back of the boat. It has a run time of around 15 minutes, and is very fun to take it out on the water. Another reviewer pointed out how surprising the size of this boat is. If you are looking for a large vessel with great handling and one that is loads of fun to put together, then this one can be purchased for around $99. And at 4.5 out of 5 stars, and tons of great reviews, this is sure to be a boat that you will enjoy for a long time.

USS Crockett Wooden Boat Kit

If you didn't find what you were looking for above, then perhaps the USS Crockett Wooden Boat Kit by Dumas may be the one you're searching for.

It does require assembly and is recommended for ages 12 and up at a Skill Level 2. This one measures with a length of 51 inches and abeam of 7-1/2 inches. The scale is5/16 inches to 1foot. A few noteworthy things to mention from reviews of this model are the fact that the USS Crockett Wooden Boat Kit by Dumas is the perfect kit for a hobbyist. That reviewer also pointed out that it has such great quality in material workmanship and is easy to build Not only that, but it also boasts a 5 star rating.

Pick the Perfect Kit for You

So, as you can see, There are many different types of remote control boat kits that can be found and enjoyed. You don't have to look far to find some very high quality, amazing boats with good ratings and reviews. There are different models for different skill levels. I'm sure that one of these will be what you're looking for.

RMS Titanic


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)