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Bancroft Grand Captain 1/20 Scale 900mm (35") Fishing Trawler - RTR

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Grand Captain 1/20 Scale Fishing Trawler from Bancroft - RTR - BNC1009-002

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 "Grand Captain" is a 1/20 scale boat that keeps the enviable lines of a classic trawler yacht. This nicely detailed cruiser'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 excite your RC boat club with this functional RTR (Ready to Run) trawler. Delivered Ready to Run (RTR), the Grand Captain can be operating within minutes of arrival, using the included 2.4Ghz radio transmitter and 2s Li-Ion battery. Only six AA batteries and minimal final assembly is required to begin sailing!

Visit the Official Bancroft Grand Captain 1/20 Scale Trawler Thread on for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Scale Details

Scale Details

Fully painted and assembled, the Grand Captain is covered in scale details comprised of photo-etched (PE) parts.

Easy Access Electronics Bay

The entire pilot house can be lifted up to access the internal electronics bay or reduce the boat's total height for easier transport or storage.

Easy Access Electronics Bay
Dual Rudders

Dual Rudders

Two 550 sized brushed motors drive steel shafts and counter-rotating screws (propellers). Dual rudders give the Grand Captain good maneuverability while underway.

Genuine Wood Deck

Laser-cut, wear-resistant wood decking is installed on nearly all horizontal surfaces throughout the vessel. Laser-engraved lines simulate realistic planking.

Genuine Wood Deck
RTR - Ready To Run

RTR - Ready To Run

A 2.4Ghz radio system is included and pre-installed, as are all internal electronics. A primary battery and charger are also included. Simply charge the included primary battery with the included charger, then insert your AA batteries into the radio transmitter to begin sailing!


  • 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 fiberglass molded hull
  • Laser-engraved wood deck
  • Metal railings, brass photo-etched (PE) parts, and high detail parts
  • Quick-Detach Superstructure for easy access to the ship's interior
  • Rated for calm ponds, pools, and lakes appropriate for RC Boats


  • Bancroft 1/20 Scale Grand Captain Trawler - RTR
  • 2.4Ghz Radio and Receiver, pre-installed
  • Steering servo, 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




900mm / 35.4in


270mm / 10.6in


512mm / 20.1in

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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