Offshore Electrics Inc. is owed and operated by Steven Vaccaro
Our sole purpose to this website is to help inform and
educate new Rc boaters to make the whole experience a better one!
After 14 years of racing and playing with Rc Cars, I gave
Rc boating a go at it. In 1997 my brother Anthony and I bought a
couple of Kyosho Kit boats that we were immediately bored with. We
did some searching on the net for information and found it to be
quite scattered. It didn't seem that I could find one good site with
all the R/c boating info I needed to help make my r/c boat faster or
better. After lots of frustration we found a forum that had
knowledgeable people surfing it that help us with our problems. But
that knowledge still needed to be put somewhere. One of the things
we quickly learned was that Rc Electric Cars and Rc Electric Boats
involve lots of the same parts but those parts act in much different
ways. Mainly what we learned is that the punishment that the motors
and batteries take in boats is much more harsh then in cars.
So after having to search from site to site trying to find
good r/c boat links and quality articles, I decided to give it a go
myself by making a site that would have helped me speed up the
learning curve in Rc electric boating. I hope to have accomplished
this by now. But won't stop adding and trying to put new articles
together in the future.
After starting the information site there was still some
problems. I found that lots of people don't have the time to put
together a custom rc boat. So we are continually testing and
carrying new rtr boats to help customers with limited time. Back in
the 90's a fast electric rtr boat ran 15-20mph. The advent of
inexpensive brushless motor systems has allowed for a new bread of
rtr boats with brushless power systems, that will push the boats
into the 30-45mph area!
I'm continually working on making this hobby more
accessible to a larger consumer market. One way we are doing this
is we are now importing the overseas products that only a select
few people had access to in the US market. To accomplish this
Offshore Electrics Inc. became a dealer for Gundert Boat Racing equipment.
We have also become a Graupner Dealer, so we are now able to import
any of the items
sells. In 2006 we took on the
fiberglass boat hulls. And in the future will carry even more.
We are also committed to expanding the Fast Electric
Boating Hobby in the New England Area. Some people still believe
that battery operated rc boats travel at 5 to 10mph. This is far
from the truth. Fast Electric (FE) rc boats routinely run in the 35
to 50 mph range and faster. It may not sound too fast, but a 20 to
35 inch r/c boat traveling that fast with obstacles (other boats and
large waves) will keep your heart pumping!
use our Forum for Questions and Answers.