Competition model yachts have long been our area of greatest expertise
with top competition results at all levels of racing - International,
National, State and Club. This success has ensured a big demand for Float.a.Boat designs over the years. All boats
are designed by Adrian Brewer.
To date, our boats have won 16 Australian National Championships, numerous
State and Club Championships, as well as National wins or top places in
U.S.A., England, Scandinavia and Europe.
Model yachting is one of the oldest recreational modelling activities,
dating back to the mid 1800’s. Competition model yachting is controlled
internationally by the International Sailing Federation - Radio Sailing
Division. (I.S.A.F. - R.S.D.) National authorities of affiliated countries
organize the sport within their own countries and Australia also has State
Councils which work directly with the clubs.
Float.a.Boat designs yachts to the following racing classes -
One Metre Class (hull length - 1 metre)
M Class (Marblehead class - hull length 1.27 metres)
10 rater Class (variable hull lengths - approx. 1.3 - 1.7 metres)
A Class (variable hull lengths - approx. 1.5 - 2.0 metres)
The two most popular classes, worldwide, are the One Metre Class and the
M Class, mainly due to their convenient size. The 10 rater is a lightweight
fast boat, while the A Class boats are rather heavy, but most satisfying
We carry a very large range of quality yacht fittings for racing models by some of the world's best manufacturers. Due
to a big interest in old pond yachts and their restoration, Float.a.Boat
also has a variety of traditional fittings suitable for these historic
Radio Control Equipment, Sail Winches, batteries and chargers are always
in stock. We are pleased to advise on setting up a model and the alternative sheeting
arrangements for different winch types and rigs.
A range of woven cloth and mylar film is available by the metre, for all your sail making needs. Coloured luff tape, corner reinforcing tapes and narrow double sided seaming tape is also sold, along with eyelets and punches.
We carry a range of 'fun' yacht kits for the person who does not want to be involved in competition but still wants to enjoy the pleasures of sailing.
We have also sold the small 'Micro Magic' kit for several years along with all the spare parts for this amazing little model. An increasing number of clubs have introduced the 'MM' as an entry level racing class.