RC Sailboat Buyer’s Guide
Whether you’re after some peaceful weekend sailing at your local pond, or you plan on blowing the competition out of the water at RC races, a great RC sailboat is a must have.
We know there's lots of options out there - but don't worry, we're here to help you find the best RC sailboat for you!
There’s a range on the market, from the fast and furious like Volantexrc RC Sailboat
to models just perfect for a Sunday morning cruise. Here’s what to look out for.
While RC sailboats are speedy, they certainly aren’t the fastest boats on the water, and many hobbyists who want a zoom around the lake opt for a catamaran or race boat. That’s not to say sailboats aren’t speedy - with those designed for racing reaching up to 30mph. However, most sailboats are perfect for a tranquil day on the water, just like their full scale counterparts!
If you’ve got a need for speed, get a sailboat like DragonForce 65 RC Sailboat
which is specifically designed for competitions with a lightweight design.
RC sailboats will come with a steering servo, most likely already installed. The rudder is used for steering which can make them slightly less smooth to steer than other RC models, but they should still be very easy to control.
"]If you’re a beginner to RC boats
, do check out my Ultimate Guide
here. And for more RC water adventures, these buying guides could help you, too – RC battleships
and RC submarines
Design and Detail
A DIY RC sailboat allows you to be a little more creative when it comes to the detail, and many hobbyists choose to put their own stamp on their boat with unique colors and patterns. Small but intricate details will give your sailboat a more realistic look and help it stand out from the rest at competitions.
A long, sleek design will allow the boat to go faster across the water, while bigger and heavier models are perfect for slower speeds. If you’re serious about RC sailboats, most can be upgraded with new parts to get them race-ready.
Sailing the high seas with your RC sailboat is a great way to spend an afternoon, or an entire day, and our top 3 RC sailboats will guarantee you hours of fun. For the easy to follow instructions, smooth and sleek design, and the high quality parts, the DragonFlight 95 RC Sailboat
claims the top spot for best RC sailboat.