Cheap bait boats for sale below £500. We look at 5 of the best budget bait boats available on the market.
Looking for a cheap bait boat to add to your angling amour? We explore 5 of the best budget bait boats available today.
Each bait boat listed costs less than £500 and comes with the required batteries and charger. Many of these cheap bait boats listed offer a range of features that you would expect in more expensive models, and there are some excellent value options for under £500 available.
These budget bait boats are listed below in no particular order.
1) Anatec PAC Starter
The Anatec range of bait boats is known for their superior build quality and durability. Previously, they didn’t offer a budget bait boat but they have recently released the PAC Starter model priced at under £500. This bait boat is slowly gaining a reputation as one of the best value bait boats on the market today. The Anatec PAC Starter can hold up to 1kg of bait and 3 hours of run-time when fully charged. The boat is fast across the water, even in choppy conditions and is a good all-rounder performer. As a bonus, this cheap bait boat comes a spare set of batteries, a bag and the required charger as standard.
- 2.4ghz radio frequency ensures it is nearly impossible to interfere with other bait boats.
- Simple to use handset with separate hopper release switch. This stops accidental bait release when operating the bait boat.
- 3 hours of use from a fully charged set of batteries.
- Sturdy in choppy waters.
- Bright LED’s make this boat easily visible in low-light conditions.
- One of the fastest bait boats on the market today.
- LED battery level indicator.
- 1kg bait hopper capacity.
Approx price: £474.99
Lake Reaper Bait Boat
For years, those seeking a cheap bait boat would have had little choice apart from the Lake Reaper. It’s a very solid choice, offering an impressive range of features for its £325 price tag. The Lake Reaper boasts a long battery life and holds 1kg of bait in its hopper. It’s a perfect starter bait boat for those looking to experiment with bait boats or those that only expect occasional use. The reviews online from Lake Reaper users suggest a great all-round bait boat for the price.
- 2.4Ghz frequency ensures the Lake Reaper does not interfere with other anglers bait boats and fish finders.
- Range of approximately 400 meters depending on conditions.
- The batteries are included, these are 2 x 6v 5ah batteries and offer an approximate run time of 3 hours.
- Bait capacity of 1KG.
- Weed guard to prevent tangles.
- Chug-along feature allows for precise placement of your hookbait time after time.
- A separate hopper switch on the handset prevents accidental bait release.
The Lake Reaper has been around for many years and is considered by many to be one of the best budget bait boats available. Over 900 people have purchased the Lake Reaper direct from Howes Models via their eBay store. Click on the button below to visit their store.
Approx price: £349.99
Big Lake Bait Boat MK III
A relatively unknown cheap bait boat which has gained some popularity over the last couple of years. The Big Lake bait boat is designed and manufactured in the UK and offer after-market servicing and repair. This bait boat has a reputation for reliability and build quality and the twin motors ensure the boat had great speed and agility in the water. The Big Lake bait boat has a single, large hopper which can hold up a couple of KG of bait. This boat has a range of around 400 meters and the LED navigation lights ensure it’s easy to use during low-light conditions. The separate hopper release system on the handset ensures no accidental bait release while driving the boat to the required spot.
- 2.4Ghz radio system to prevent interference with other bait boats.
- 400 meters range.
- The Lipo battery option we recommend offers 2 hours of continuous run-time when fully charged.
- Battery life indicator.
- Very stable and reliable in most water conditions.
- Large bait capacity.
- 1-year warranty
The handset takes 4 x AA batteries which are not included. The price includes free UK delivery. The only downside is that the Big Lake boat doesn’t come with a bag, although universal bait boat bags can be purchased separately on eBay here.
Approx price: £472.00 (with upgraded lipo batteries and IMAX charger)
The Procat MK111
Ok, so we’ve cheated a little here as the Angling Technics Procat comes in a little over budget at £525 but we felt we had to include it. The Procat is a proven budget bait boat, which has stood the test of time and is one of the most purchased budget bait boats in the UK. The Procat is incredibly light, weighing just 2.75 including batteries and offers a spectacular run-time of 1.5 hours. The hopper has ample capacity of 0.75kg and the bait is fast and stable in most water conditions.
- 2.4Ghz radio system.
- 1.5 hours of running time when fully charged.
- Remote lighting control – light brightness controllable from the transmitter.
- Size: 620mm x 280mm x 135mm.
- Comes complete with bag, spare battery, charger and manual.
- 12 months full UK Warranty.
- Free, next day delivery in the UK.
Approx price: £525.00
You can purchase directly from Angling Technics via their Amazon store below.
Goolsky Flytec Bait Boat
If we told you there is a bait boat that offers twin hoppers, 500m + range and weighs just 1.5kg for under £200 you would call us mad! Well, that’s exactly what the Goolsky Flytec cheap bait boat offers. The dual motors ensure good manoeuvrability with forwards and backwards drive. Twin hoppers ensure a decent bait load and the lithium battery offers good battery life and fast charging. There are limitations, the light-weight boat is not as stable in choppy water conditions as some of the heavier cheap bait boats listed above. However, when used in the right conditions, this budget bait boat will work as needed and deliver your bait to the required spots. Perfect for one-off sessions or European trips when you don’t wont to spend a fortune but may require a bait boat to fish effectively.
- Colours: Black
- Material: ABS
- Max.speed: 5.4km/h
- Remote Control: 2.4GHz
- Remote control distance: 400m-500m
- Transmitter power: 4 * AA battery (not included)
- Twin hoppers offer plenty of bait capacity.
Approx price: £120.00
You can purchase directly from Goolsky via their Amazon store below.
There you have it, 5 cheap bait boats for sale under £500. If you have a review or feedback on any of the budget bait boats listed above, please comment below.