In RC Hobby Intro Posted by Robert D April 30, 2014
RC boat hulls
If you are RC boat beginner making the right choice with RC boat hulls is first step when building your first boat. You have to keep in mind that there are two main types of boat engines used today - electric and gas and the hulls for those are quite different. It also helps to know the size of the rest components you'll fit into your boat.
Basically there are only a few main types of RC boat hulls, ones used for building racing boats, ones used to build yacht boats and more classical looking replica boats. The main characteristics of each type is their weight - like with real boats, speed boats will need lighter and more aerodynamic hulls (the lighter the better). To get the idea of it, you should check Atomic RC boats chassis models (like Joysway Offshore Sea Rider or Infinity model) - this is a good place to start.
For gas powered boats you'll need a bit more from the hull. Gas powered boats can achieve higher speeds so you'll want to get yourself one of more durable RC boat hulls - they also need to be able to take more stress. To give your boat light weight and more durability you should definitely check out carbon fiber hulls, as those cost more than regular ones but will satisfy all your needs.
For yacht and classic replica models you will either have to go with one of existing available on the marked today such as Aquacraft models or you will need to order your own custom build RC boat hulls. Either way it all comes down to your choice of boat, just remember with RC boats same rules apply as with real boats, each hull needs to meet specific criteria in order not to sink your boat.