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    Conquer the waves with Bancroft, the world’s premier RC Boat brand available exclusively at Motion RC! Bancroft’s line of RC vessels is impressive, specializing in museum-quality RC Warships, Sailing Yachts, Speedboats, and more! Equally at home on your mantle with its included display stand or delivering thrills on ponds or pools, Bancroft vessels are made of high-quality materials including ABS plastic, fiberglass, and high-performance nylon composites.

    The new Bancroft Discovery is the perfect combination of portability and performance. At 655mm in length, the model is sized for convenient transportation, yet extremely capable as a competitor in globally recognized 65cm monohull competition regattas, making it an ideal model for competition or simply as a great way to enjoy a beautiful lakeside day complete with a gentle breeze.

    The plastic composite hull arrives factory-painted and decorated, while the carbon mast and booms mimic the current competition trends. Strong, tear-resistant sails feature a hi-vis trim scheme to aid in the detection of wind behavior and direction, while the aluminum keel with zinc-alloy ballast delivers the ideal weight balance for precise maneuvering. A metal-geared rudder (steering) servo and drum-style sail winch arrive factory installed and ready for use. Final assembly and rigging are fast and simple, with the addition of 8 AA alkaline batteries (four in the transmitter and four in the receiver) you’ll be on the water in no time!

    Display this yacht on your mantle or enjoy it on the water with this functional RTR (Ready to Run) model. Delivered Ready to Run (RTR), the Discovery can be operating shortly after opening the box, using the included 2.4Ghz radio.
    Outstanding Onboard Electronics

    The Discovery features a metal-geared, compact rudder servo and drum-style winch to tack the mainsail.
    Water Resistant Details

    The attention to quality, simplicity, and ease of assembly and maintenance are impressive, while control rods utilize rubber bellows for splash-proof reliability.
    Compact, Convenient, and Modern 2.4GHz Transmitter

    The Discovery features a modern, lightweight, and comfortable game-controller style transmitter for fatigue free ergonomics and interference-free control.
    Precise Rigging Adjustments

    The performance of the Discovery can be fully optimized and personalized thanks to its adjustable rigging for confident control.
    • RTR (Ready to Run) with 2.4GHz radio, receiver, sail winch, and rudder servos
    • All Electronics are factory-installed
    • Fully painted and decorated
    • Aluminum keel with zinc alloy ballast
    • Ripstop nylon jib and mainsail with hi-vis graphics applied
    • Carbon mast and boom
    • Only minor assembly and rigging required
    • Bancroft Discovery 655mm (25.7”) Sailboat - RTR
    • Factory-installed 2.4Ghz radio, receiver, sail winch, and metal-geared rudder servo
    • Innovative “tray-design” 2.4GHz stick transmitter for comfortable control
    • Convenient boat stand
    Requires:Product Specifications:

    AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
    SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
    BUILD TIME : 60-90 minutes
    Scale N/A
    Length 655mm / 25.7in
    Width 150mm / 5.9in
    Height Overall: 1338mm / 52.2in Mast: 915mm / 35.7in
    Weight 1325g / 47.4oz
    Hull Material ABS
    Main Sail Area 14.6 sq dm / 226.3 sq in
    Jib Sail Area 7.66 sq dm / 118.7 sq in
    Battery AA Alkaline x 8 (not included)
    Battery Quantity 8
    Battery Connector JST (battery box)
    Motor N/A
    Motor Quantity N/A
    Propeller Material N/A
    Contra-Rotating Propeller N/A
    ESC N/A
    ESC Waterproof N/A
    ESC Quantity N/A
    Radio 2.4GHz stick
    Receiver Channels 2

  • #2
    Hi, I’m new to RC sailing, just purchased a DISCOVERY and used today for the first time. It was a lot of fun, but as the wind picked up I was having trouble to make her tack. Any advice?


    • #3
      Anyone know if the Bancroft hulls for DF65’s are the exact sale as those from Joysway???