Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
The Steerix Rocker F1 is a small–scale, entry-level remote control boat that offers many of the same features as larger, more expensive RC boats. The boat looks like a futuristic spaceship and performs quite nicely.
This RC boat has a tunnel hull design. The boat is 17 inches long, about 7 inches wide and about 5 inches tall. It features a 390-size electric motor, and the boat has a water-cooling feature, which uses the water it rides on to prevent the motor from overheating.
The Rocker F1 is a great boat for beginners because it has very basic functionality but can still provide plenty of entertainment. It boasts excellent handling and speeds up to 16 miles per hour, so you will almost certainly have a great time driving it through the pond, lake or pool. It has a runtime of 8 minutes, which is about average among the remote controlled boats we reviewed. The operating range for the boat measures in at 200 feet, which isn't as wide a range as other RC boats on the market.
This boat is well built and is simple to operate. However, it appeals more to folks just getting started in RC boating. This radio controlled boat isn't designed for boat enthusiasts or hobbyists. For example, the electronics can't handle any upgrades, such as a higher-voltage battery.
The Steerix Rocker F1 comes ready to ride right out of the box. Included with the boat are a Lithium-ion battery, charger, transmitter and transmitter battery. A foam stand is also in the box, so you can display your boat after your runs.
Steerix offers a 90-day warranty with its RC boat, so you have some peace of mind if something goes wrong or you need a replacement part like a propeller. You also have access to customer reviews and YouTube videos online, and you can download the instruction manual for your boat, as well.
All in all, the Steerix Rocker F1 is an excellent radio controlled boat for beginners. It doesn't have as large a range or as long a runtime as other RC boats out there. Even though it isn't designed for die-hard hobbyists, it makes a fantastic starter boat.