Selecting the right model boat for you
Before you purchase a model kit it is well worthwhile considering carefully what will suit you could be in for a disappointment.
What do you expect from your new model ? Do you intend to get deeply involved in the hobby ?
If your main aim with your new model is to learn the basics of radio control technology, then a simple sports boat of motor yacht would be a good choice.
On the other hand, if you love boats and appreciate traditional modelling skills, you may prefer a scale boat with detailed external fittings and the potential for installing extra working systems.
What level of manual skills do you have ?
Do you already have experience with radio control technology ?
It is important that the new model should not over-stretch you in terms of difficulty of construction or operation. The pictograms printed alongside every model will help you select a suitable boat.
How much time and effort are you prepared to invest in building your new model ?
If your top priority is that the model should be finished as soon as possible, then select a kit with many pre-fabricated parts. If you enjoy building and have plenty of time available, you might like to tackle a larger model, perhaps with several superstructure sections and a deck with full scale fittings. The price of a model boat is determined partly by its size, but partly also by the fittings which are included in the kit.