Due to the advancement of RC technology, hobbyists can buy several toy boats for lower than $100. The list below shows the best that you can possible find at this price.
18-inch RC Sundancer Boat for $29.99
This model features forward and reverse motions as well as left and right steering. It weighs 2.1 pounds and measures 20 by 8 by 7.7 inches. The package includes a controller, display stand and battery clip. It requires 2-AA batteries (not part of the package) and 1 to 6V rechargeable battery pack. This RC boat is recommended for ages 8 and above. It is not advisable for children below 3 years of age because of choking hazards.
30-inch Super Power RC Electric Racing Syma Boat for $99.99
This is a blazingly fast RC boat model with a deep-V design. It can traverse waters at blinding speeds due to its dual motors and PC twin propellers. It was engineered to be reliable, stable, smooth and fast making it a perfect choice for affordable RC boat racing stunts. It is powered by standard Sub C 7.2V rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries, similar to those used to run Tamiya cars. It has a fast turning radius and can achieve a speed of more than 25 miles per hour due to its vector-push design. It uses durable plastic material made of LEXAN Polycarbonate. It can be operated at a maximum range of 300 feet and a running time of approximately 20 to 30 minutes. It is ready to race and fully assembled so it can be used immediately after taking it out of the package. It comes with an AC adapter and rechargeable battery pack. But the remote requires eight AA batteries.
Atlantio Radio Remote Control Replica Electric RC Boat for $99.99
This ready to run electric RC boat is an exact replica of the original Atlantio. The exterior is very detailed with a vector push design and measures 25 by 7.9 inches. It comes with a charger, rechargeable batteries, pistol grip radio, 8 AA batteries and a display stand. It has a 2 channel radio control with full functions and can be operated at a maximum range of 300 feet. It is very durable because of its 100% metal actuating mechanism.
22-inch Balaenoptera Musculus Electric RC Racing Syma Boat for $89.95
This model is an electric powered RC boat that can run at fat speeds due to its PC twin propellers. Its power source is a standard Sub C 7.2V rechargeable Ni-Cd pack similar to those used for Tamiya cars. It is made of durable plastic with a vector-push design. It can run at more than 25 miles per hour and can be operated at a maximum range of 300 feet with 20 to 30 minutes of running time.
Megatech Water Elite RC Speed Boat at $64.99
This RC boat model weighs 17.6 oz and the hull measures 17 inches. It is electric powered and can run at a speed of 22 feet per second. It is a high speed racer that can run through the waves at blazing speeds. The package comes with a display stand, transmitter, 9v battery and charger.