TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

The Radio Ranger is a remote control boat with a purpose. Not only will it allow you to enjoy hours of recreational fun at your favorite local body of water, whether that be a pond or lake, but you can use it as a practical means for catching fish. This little multitasker is a worthy recipient of our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award.

This radio controlled boat is the perfect device for a fisherman who might sometimes get bored with the more traditional methods of catching fish. You can multitask in the best and most exciting sense of the word. Taking this baby out for a spin on the lake could become a memorable family activity as your kids will have as much fun watching and participating in catching fish as you will.

Performance
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9.5/10
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10
9.5
9.4
8.8
8.8
9
6.9
7.5
6.3

The Radio Ranger is a great RC boat in its own right, independent of its fishing capabilities. At any time you can detach the fishing gear and enjoy taking it for a spin around the water. It’s much larger than many of the RC boats we tested, yet it can still obtain speeds of 20 miles per hour, which isn’t quite the fastest, but certainly on the high end of the boats in our remote control boat reviews.

We were quite impressed with the Radio Ranger's specially designed fishing pole that attaches to the back of the boat. With the pole attached, you can go after small fish in shallow water or you can attach the line onto your full-size fishing pole. You can then drive the boat up to 350 feet away.

Features
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9.6/10
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9.4
7.9
6.9
9.4
7.5
8.8

When a fish nibbles the bait, the line detaches from the boat automatically so that you can reel in larger fish yourself. After that, just navigate the Radio Ranger back to your full-size boat, re-attach your fishing pole line and send it out again.

The incredible range of the remote control allows you to navigate the Radio Ranger and your fishing lure far away from shore, giving you access to areas of the water that are undisturbed. With the Radio Ranger's dual propellers, you'll be able to maneuver your fishing lure into secluded, far-away or hard-to-reach spots that you might never have been able to cast into on your own. Its top speed of about 20 miles per hour means that you won't have to wait for the Radio Ranger to sluggishly reach its destination; it'll zip right where you want it to go in no time.

This RC fishing boat is much larger than many of the radio controlled boats that we tested. The Radio Ranger is nearly 3 feet long. It is approximately 8 inches wide and 6 inches tall.

Accessories & Supplies
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10/10
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8.4
9
9.1
8.8
8.1
6.9
6.9
8.1
8.8

You can decorate the glossy paint exterior with the included sticker decals to give your remote control boat a personalized touch. It even comes with a stand so that you can proudly display the Radio Ranger safely on a shelf when it's not in use. However, we are disappointed that this RC boat does not have a child safety feature to ensure that the boat cannot be powered on while it is not in the water.

In addition to the boat decals and display stand, the Radio Ranger comes with a variety of accessories and supplies to ensure that you have everything you need to get out on the water. This electronic device comes with a transmitter, boat battery and battery charger to eliminate the need to buy batteries each time you use the boat.

Help & Support
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10/10
Radio Ranger
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10
10
9.3
9.1
7.5
7.5
10
8.8
7.5
6.3

Another standout feature of the Radio Ranger is its two-year warranty. You can find several YouTube videos online that show you how the boat performs before you spend your money on it. There are several customer reviews online, and a user manual is included in the box in case you run into any problems or difficulties while using this boat.

 

 

Radio Ranger Summary:
9.7/10

The Radio Ranger is easily one of the best remote control boats on the market both as a traditional boat and as a tool for effectively catching fish of all sizes. It has many of the features enthusiasts look for in a remote control boat, including speed, a large operating range, accessories and a long warranty. However, this boat doesn't have a child safety feature, which we were disappointed to see. Overall, this boat's unique design will keep young children entertained and is ideal to take along on fishing trips with adults.

 
 
 

Radio Ranger

Pros
The Radio Ranger features a specially designed fishing pole so that you can catch fish while you drive your RC boat, and it reaches speeds of up to 20 miles per hour with an operating range of more than 350 feet.

Cons
This RC fishing boat does not provide a child safety feature, which would ensure that the boat can only be turned on while it is in the water.

The Verdict
: 9.73/10

The Radio Ranger is a powerful RC fishing boat. This device is ideal for both fishing and remote control enthusiasts, and its overall performance is exceptional. This boat is fast and durable, and it is the ideal addition to any RC boat collection.