Traxxas Spartan SR Self-Righting R/C Speedboat

By: Tim Gluth

Summer's coming, and you know what that means. It's time to pack the cooler and head to the beach for a day of fun in the sun. And what better way to spend the day than shredding waves with a radio-controlled boat?

In time for warm-weather excitement, Traxxas has released its latest R/C boat, the Spartan SR. This brushless-powered, self-righting speed boat is a next-generation version of the Spartan High-Performance Race Boat, featuring several upgrades and design enhancements over that model.

This boat measures just over 40 inches long and 9.50 inches wide. Its deep-v hull design should ensure quick, precise handling at high speeds.

Powered by a VXL-6S ESC and Velineon 540X Marine brushless motor, the Spartan SR doesn't lack power. With two-battery support, this radio-controlled watercraft is capable of speeds more than 50mph.

Traxxas has several internal tweaks to this model, including a redesigned electronics layout and battery tray, beefier prop shafts, a screw-down "clipless" hatch, and self-righting functionality.

The Spartan SR features three graphics styles, allowing it to be seen easily while on the open water.

Traxxas Spartan SR Specs:

  • Hull Type: Deep-V
  • Hull Length: 36.5 inches (927 mm)
  • Overall Length: 40.8 inches (1037 mm)
  • Beam: 9.5 inches (243 mm)
  • Height: 7.2 inches (183 mm)
  • Deadrise: 26 degrees
  • Weight (no battery): 5.29 pounds (2.40 kg)
  • Speed Control: VXL-6s™ Marine electronic speed control
  • Motor (electric): Velineon® 540XL Marine brushless
  • Cooling: Water-cooled jacket
  • Hull Material: Vacuum-formed ABS
  • Drive System: Direct drive 4.7 mm flex cable
  • Prop: 42 mm 2-blade composite (59 mm pitch)
  • Outdrive: Adjustable aluminum
  • Steering Servo: 2056 waterproof
  • Radio System: TQi™ 2.4 GHz (2-channel)
  • Receiver: 6533 2.4 GHz TSM® 5-channel
  • Battery Compartment (L/W/H): 218 mm long x 70 mm wide

The Spartan SR is priced at $449.95 and will be available through Traxxas and its dealers. Visit to learn more about this self-righting, brushless-powered R/C boat.

Image credit: Traxxas

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