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Bancroft Fairplay IV 1/50 Scale 650mm (25.5") Tugboat - RTR

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Fairplay IV 1/50 Scale 650mm (25.5") Tugboat from Bancroft - RTR - BNC1017-003

Product Availability: The estimated time of arrival (ETA) for this product is Fall, 2022. Please click the "Notify Me When Back In Stock" button above to receive an email notification when the product is available for purchase.

Conquer the waves with Bancroft, the world’s premier RC Boat brand available exclusively at Motion RC! Bancroft’s line of RC vessels is as vast as the seven seas, specializing in high scale RC Warships, Yachts, Speedboats, and more! Equally at home on your mantle with its included display stand or sailing on calm lakes or pools, Bancroft vessels are made of high-quality materials including ABS, fiberglass, real wood, and photo-etched brass and steel parts.

The Bancroft Fairplay IV is a 1/50 scale boat that represents the recognized lines of a classic tugboat built in Germany in the late '70s and still in popular service today. This nicely detailed tugboat's one-piece molded hull is suited for easy scale cruising by beginners and seasoned boaters alike.

Display this beautiful boat on your mantle or get to work in your RC harbor with this functional RTR (Ready to Run) tugboat. Delivered Ready to Run (RTR), the Fairplay IV can be operating within minutes of arrival, using the included 2.4Ghz radio transmitter and 2s Li-Ion battery. Only four AA batteries and minimal final assembly is required to begin sailing!

Visit the Official Bancroft Fairplay IV 1/50 Scale Tugboat Thread on for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Scale Details

Scale Details

Fully painted and assembled, the Fairplay IV is covered in scale details comprised of metal photo-etched (PE) parts, molded assemblies, and 3DP components.

Easy Access Electronics Bay

The entire wheelhouse can be lifted up as one piece to quickly access the internal electronics bay or reduce the boat's total height for easier transport or storage.

Easy Access Electronics Bay
Dual Rudders

Realistic Kort Nozzles

Scale "Kort Nozzle" ducted propeller assemblies and dual rudders give the Fairplay IV excellent maneuverability while underway.

Detailed Deck

Various deck equipment is accentuated by metal chain, moving parts, a raised molded capstan, and genuine rubber tire fenders!

Genuine Wood Deck
RTR - Ready To Run

RTR - Ready To Run

Simply charge the included primary battery with charger then insert your AA batteries into radio transmitter to begin sailing! The 2.4Ghz control system and all electronics are pre-installed, and a drive battery and drive battery charger are included.


  • RTR (Ready to Run) with 2.4Ghz radio, receiver, battery, and charger
  • 2.4Ghz radio system and all electronics Pre-Installed
  • Fully Painted and Detailed
  • Zero assembly required --Get underway in minutes!
  • Durable molded hull
  • Metal railings, brass photo-etched (PE) parts, and high detail parts
  • Quick-Detach Pilothouse for easy access to the ship's interior
  • Rated for calm ponds, pools, and lakes appropriate for RC Boats


  • Bancroft Fairplay IV 1/50 Scale 650mm (25.5") Tugboat - RTR
  • 2.4Ghz Radio and Receiver, pre-installed
  • Dual motor drive system, pre-installed
  • Steering servo and rudder system, pre-installed
  • 7.4V 2800mAh battery with XT60 connector
  • Basic Tabletop Display Stand


Important Information - Please Read

Bancroft model boats are molded and hand finished using very intricate details and parts including metal, wood, plastic, and fiberglass. Because of their hand made nature, minor imperfections in the fiberglass, metalwork, or painting may exist. These potential imperfections will not affect the seaworthiness of the vessel or the overall scale boating experience. Bancroft scale RC boats are fragile so care should be taken when moving or transporting your model.

Some of the electronics in this Bancroft boat, including the Battery, ESC, Motor, and Receiver, are NOT intended to get wet; they are NOT water resistant. If any of these electronic components get wet and you attempt to operate your model, the water can cause an electrical short-circuit and void your warranty. In the rare instance that you get water inside your vessel, you should drain the water completely and allow all electronics to fully dry before attempting to operate your model.

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 1 hour




650mm / 25.5in


210mm / 8.2in


400mm / 15.7in

Hull Material



7.4V 2800mAh

Battery Quantity


Battery Connector



550 Brushed Motor

Motor Quantity


Propeller Material


Contra-Rotating Propeller




ESC Waterproof


ESC Quantity




Receiver Channels


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