Hull Type Guide

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RC V-HULLS (Moderate to drive / Turn in both directions)

The bow-to-stern wedge shape of a V boat hull knifes cleanly through waves rather than pounding, to deliver the smoothest ride in rough water. The better riding qualities are offset by added draft and less stability. Because it has more drag than a flat-bottom, the V-hull also requires more power to reach the same speed. Shop all of Pro Boat’s RC V-Hulls here.

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RC CATAMARANS (Easiest to drive / Turn in both directions)

Catamarans have been riding the water longer than most other boat hulls. They fill a small niche in America but are more common in other parts of the world. Using two hulls bridged by a deck, the catamaran design increases beam for greater stability along with more speed. Compared to similarly sized monohulls, catamarans also usually have a shallower draft and require smaller engines. Shop all of Pro Boat’s RC Catamarans here.

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RC HYDROPLANES (Most difficult to drive / Only right turns)

Hydroplane hulls have a distinctive three-point design that uses the water for lift, rather than buoyancy, along with propulsion and steering. When at speed, hydroplanes touch the water at three points — at the rear of the two front sponsons and at the propeller location. The only parts of the hull generally in contact with the water are “runners” under the sponsons and “shoes” at the rear of the boat. Shop all of Pro Boat’s RC Hydroplanes here.