- RG65 Class
- IOM Class
- Marblehead Class
- 65M Class
- Mini40 / F48 Class
- WRTM40 R2
- Nightmare X
- Triton II
- Nightmare MK VIII
- Venom R
- MultiOne Class
- 2m Class
Radio controlled racing boats are designed for maximum speed and maneuverability. Various syles of racing include circuits of different shapes laid out on the water with buoys. The most common courses are the 1/6th mile oval that consists of 330' straight sections followed by 70' diameter turns. The International Model Power Boat Association (IMPBA) as well as the North American Model Boat Association (NAMBA) have specific rules and regulations to address the course, race rules, and formats.
In addition to oval racing there are straight a way (SAW) racing. This is a contest to see how fast you can make the boat go in a straight line. Timed events are held where the boats need to go through a starting light and an ending light. The speed is calculated by the timed difference from start to stop vs the length between the lights. Again IMPBA and NAMBA rules apply.
Some enthusiasts race in the sea controlling their craft from a pursuing boat known as a "chase boat". These courses will usually be a few miles long and the competition is judged against the clock to find the fastest in class. Within the various styles of racing there will be a number of classes depending upon engine size and type.
Below are links to some good & moderate priced KITs and ARTR boats we like:
Piranha - 400mm V-Hull (brushless ARTR)
Piranha - 675mm V-Hull (brushless-KIT)
Libero - 675mm Roundnose (brushless ARTR)