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The new Aqua Cat Dinglehopper Turbo introduced October 2008 has now replaced the original Aqua Cat Dinglehopper - Standard. When the Aqua Cat Dinglehopper was first launched on the SA market in late 2004 it captured the attention of experts in the field who aptly described it as the ‘Rolls Royce of RC bait boats’. With 100% more torque the Aqua Cat Dinglehopper - Turbo is fast making waves as the ‘Ferrari of RC bait boats.’

The nifty Aqua Cat Dinglehopper Turbo can easily be transformed from a stealthy ocean predator into a nimble dam navigator by simply attaching our custom made twin tip bait-trays which allows the boat to tow up to three lines at once. The Aqua Cat Dinglehopper is without a doubt the  ultimate fishing tool for both salt- and freshwater angling.

Aqua Cat Dinglehopper Turbo
Spec sheet

Dimensions: L 103cm, W 29cm, D 27cm (excl. antennae)

Weight: 14kg with batteries loaded

Radio System: 3 Channel 40MHz FM RC Set

Motor Transmission: Geared 1kw Brush-less Motor(fan cooled)

Speed Control: Electronic Speed Control

Battery Requirement: 2 X 9amp/hr 12v Lead Acid Gel Cells

Maximum Distance:

- Power Prop: 1600m at full throttle (On one charge)1800m at 2/3 throttle

- Econo Prop: 1900m at full throttle (On one charge)2.2km at 2/3 throttle

Maximum Speed: 170m / min (Power Propeller)120m / min (Economy Propeller)

Battery Recharge Time: 2 – 10 hours (depending on battery condition)

Charging Requirements: 14.8v 2amp charger with automatic full charge turn-off


Every Move a Picture

The Aqua Cat Dinglehopper - Turbo can be ordered in two bright tropical colours. There are many handy accessories available e.g. the Aqua Caddy (a versatile boat / tackle cart and fold-down chair), night light for dam fishing, rechargeable batteries, vehicle charger, fibreglass boat stand etc.


Using Your Aqua Cat Dinglehopper Turbo

Whenever a new and innovative product is launched on the market, sceptics inevitably emerge along with it. In the case of the Aqua Cat Dinglehopper this has been no different. We have heard it said that a boat like the Aqua Cat Dinglehopper Turbo cannot possibly exist and even if it did, such a small boat could never live up to it’s claims. We’re well aware that seeing is believing for some folk and so the Aqua Cat Team is always ready to oblige, turning many a sceptic angler into a happy client. Meeting the Aqua Cat Dinglehopper Turbo face to face and witnessing first hand it’s spectacular performance in the ocean, usually results in love at first sight and the start of a long and rewarding relationship between man and machine.

The Aqua Cat Dinglehopper Turbo, although highly sophisticated and intricately designed, is a breeze to operate. Each boat comes with easy to follow operating instructions and with a bit of practise a novice soon becomes a skilled Aqua Cat Skipper. However, should our clients need extra help along the way, the Aqua Cat Team is just a phone call away 7 days a week.


FISHING: Gone are the days of spending hours in a ski-boat on the water braving the scorching heat whilst waiting for a bite. Now anyone can become a Champion Angler and bring home the trophy! Kids from 9 to 90 can learn to master the controls and before you can shout 'Getdatfish!' you'll have him dangling from your line!

LIFESAVING: You and your Aqua Cat Dinglehopper Turbo will become instant heroes when you successfully tow and deliver a lifesaving device to a bather in distress hundreds of meters into the ocean!

CORPORATE PROMOTIONS: Branded with corporate logos the Aqua Cat Dinglehopper makes a powerful statement at Regattas and water-based events. Displaying messages of cheer the Aqua Cat Dinglehopper is easily transformed into a visual marketing tool that will steal the hearts of many!

YACHT OWNERS: Yacht owners, use your Aqua Cat Dinglehopper to tow a miniature barge from ship to shore or ship to ship to transport small items such as emergency kits, tools etc.