Ningbo Pelican Smart Fishing Tackle Co., Ltd.
No.16, Yongchang Road, Chengdong Industrial Park, Xiangshan County, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, China

Zip Code: 315000

Tel: +86 0574 87399966


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CatchX Bait Boat

4 hoppers

800M RC range

3KG payload

2.5H battery life



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The smartest way to bait your spots:

The new CatchX RC Bait Boat
·Smart, easy, precise.
·Any hard spot within your reach.

Up your fishing.

GPS & Autopilot

Plan your favourite spots with ease if you have a bait boat with autopilot function! Through Rippton app’s bait boat autopilot function, you will be able to plan your pre-baiting spots. Thanks to its user-friendly pre-set and automated routes, the CatchX remote control bait boat with autopilot function ensures that you release your bait exactly where you intend to. Bait with precision with this bait boat with autopilot!

Enjoy extended opportunities.

Bigger bait capacity and multiple hoppers

Spread 3kg of your bait over the 4 individual hoppers of the CatchX remote control bait boat, allowing users to pre-bait 4 spots at one time. Save your time and effort with the RC bait boat and make your bait boat fishing more efficient!

Our range leaves the competition behind.

800m range. Bait anywhere from now on.

The 800-metre range of CatchX’s remote control is absolutely phenomenal – the long-ranged RC bait boat allows you to bait spots you never thought possible. Steer your remote control bait boat wherever you like and catch more fish than ever before!

Break through limitations.

Save unlimited spots

Save as many spots as you like - the Rippton app will create and save the multiple spots you discovered with the CatchX. Catch X remote control bait boat with GPS is the perfect solution for placing your rig and bait - within a meter of the same spot at different times throughout a session. You will never lose your honey holes with your bait boat with GPS.

Catch a big carp without lifting a finger.
OK, one finger.

Single-handed remote controller

Bait your spots with just one hand while enjoying a refreshing beverage with the other!

Bring on the night.

Unique light indicator system

Equipped with the unique light indicator system, the Catchx RC bait boat supports you to distinguish the driving direction, facilitates use in the dark and can be seen at a greater distance.

Safe as always.

Failsafe & One-key Return

Keep your CatchX under control automatically - the fail-safe function ensures that the RC bait boat returns home even if the signal is lost or the battery is low. And in the event of any other emergency, pressing the RTH button also returns the boat safely. With CatchX bait boat, your bait boat fishing will be hassle free!

Even more?

Free value-added app.

Download the Rippton App to join the global fishing community. You can then talk with anglers worldwide, share your catches to create your own bait boat fishing logbook, find local fishing map and popular fishing spots, gain real-time fishing forecasts, get fishing tips and guides and of course, control your CatchX bait boat. You can also connect your bait boat with camera, then you can share more photos about your fishing.

Always get your back!

Reliable local repair service.

12-month guarantee and local After Sales Support from the date of your purchase.


The CatchX is the perfect companion for freshwater anglers seeking greater precision and outstanding performance. With its four hoppers, an 800 m RC range, 3 kg bait capacity, and up to 2.5 h of battery life, the CatchX will not only expand your catch but also enhance your enjoyment of the angling experience. Order yours today for a better fishing experience! Bait Boat for sale at Rippton!
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CatchX Bait Boat Product Information

  • Dimensions:    L61.5*H35.8*W33.2
  • Weight:    5.4kgs
  • Color:    Grey
  • Outfit:    4 Independent Hoppers, 1 Independent Hook Release
  • Bait Capacity:    3kgs
  • Range:    800m +/- dependent on weather and environment conditions
  • Run Time on a Full Charge:    2.5hrs
  • Full Charge:    4hrs
  • Boat Batteries:    2 pcs Li-ion 18650/8000mAh
  • Boat Lights:    1 Front, 1 Rear
  • Propulsion:    2 High Performance Industrial Engines; 7000rmp12V/755
  • External Interface:    1*USB(Type C), 1*DC-in-out Jack
  • Radio Frequency:    2.4GHz
  • Handset:    Small and One-handed Control
  • Autopilot with Map:    Free
  • Full-Featured APP:    Free
  • Real Time Positional Information:    Free
In the Package
  • User manual * 1 and Quick Start Guide * 1
  • CatchX bait boat * 1
  • Remote control * 1
  • Battery * 2
  • Charger for boat (without taking the battery out) * 1
  • Charger for Remote control * 1
  • Adapt cable for solely charging the battery * 1
  • Bar to connect the additionally purchased sonar * 1

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Please watch the tutorials of CatchX carefully before use.

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Customer Reviews
33 product ratings
Paul M
28 Dec 2022
Overall a very good boat, quiet, fast and reliable.Great value for money. easy to control and simple enough to work out all the functions. Battery life is excellent in the boat and the controls. the only reason I haven't given 5 stars is that the hoppers are a bit small and narrow, a two-hopper design with the hoppers running the length of the boat would have been ideal. The boat has aided me no end in catching fish giving to its maneuverability into tight spots. A boat I would recommend to others for many reasons including its price as you get a lot of features as you would other boats at a fraction of the cost. Well done Rippton
Paunksnis M
11 Aug 2022
Good quick service quality boat
09 Aug 2022
This boat is an absolute breeze to use. The build quality is great and matches, if not betters boats twice or 3 times the price. Used it to help catch my PB.
Lee M
25 Jul 2022
Having finally managed to get out on the bank to finally use the CatchX Bait Boat, I have to say that this is by far one of the easiest boats I have ever used, however before I get into that I would like to share with other anglers my experience of my purchase. The guys at Rippton, have surpassed any customer service I have previously received before, and are fantastic to deal with. My parcel arrived on time and was well packaged with the contents being very well protected. Nothing was missing or damaged. After charging the boat and hand controller, I took the boat to a local lake to calibrate it before finally seeing what it can do. This boat is so easy to control from the off, and the hand controller makes holding a rod whilst steering to the point of destination child's-play. Moving onto the settings, the home point is easy to achieve by following the instructions in the manual, and setting way-points become's easier with a little practise. The batteries in the boat lasted around 2 1/4 hours when in constant use and was a windy day on the lake, however compared to my previous boat being a waverunner it offered around an extra 45 minutes of run time which I was impressed with. For me, this boat is perfect for anyone wanting or looking into a simple, easy and effective way to get both your hook-bait and bait to places beyond reach when casting, and personallywould not hesitate to recommend to other anglers. Thank you Rippton, and look forward to sending some photo's with catches when I next venture out.
Aaron M
29 Jun 2022
This boat for the price and just in general is excellent. The remote is simple to use once you have read and understood the manual. I haven’t used it for long at all and this is the only reason I haven’t given it 5 stars. I will be taking it to Crete lakes in a few weeks and will get to have a good go using it and will review again. For price, looks and the current use I have put it through I don’t believe there to be a better boat on the market.
Ben G
13 Jun 2022
So i tried the boat out today at a local lake and i was super amazed at how it handled and navigated through the swim. I used the autopilot a few times as I was fishing next to a reed line at about 16 wraps and it dropped it spot on where i wanted it. Super easy for all functions and a very good manual as well! Many thanks to rippton as well for keeping me fully up to date with my order. 5☆ service and some.
Nick D
26 May 2022
I wanted a bait boat with GPS for night fishing and getting to a small area in weed, after looking at the website specs and reading the reviews the catch x seemed ideal. It was securely packed and ready for charging and running. The instructions need to be read thoroughly to help when first using and the app is essential. The catch x is easy to control with the one handed joystick ,travels and floats well on the waves that large lakes have, a couple of local members came for a look and were impressed. The 4 hoppers are easy to load and are great for dropping your bait precisely at different locations, which when marked are saved on the app for later use. Battery life is very good too I was able to get used to the controls before putting baits out several times and still had 50% battery left👍 A feature packed boat,economical but as good as anything twice the price, I would recommend to anyone. Nick. Northants, uk
Ben G
26 May 2022
So i tried the boat out today at a local lake and i was super amazed at how it handled and navigated through the swim. I used the autopilot a few times as I was fishing next to a reed line at about 16 wraps and it dropped it spot on where i wanted it. Super easy for all functions and a very good manual as well! Many thanks to rippton as well for keeping me fully up to date with my order. 5☆ service and some.
Andy O
26 May 2022
Tbh...I'm not going to say much..if you want a plug and play,easy controllable, does what it says on the tin..then this is it. An excellent boat, VERY easy to use, with whole lot of extras to explore later (GPS) it's fast, sturdy and well built with excellent after sales team. Genuinely pleased with the boat !
23 May 2022
Very pleased I purchased the catch X, A lot of boat for not a lot of money compared to other boats out there, Easy to use and fast, No issues in the 6 months of buying it, Great communication with Frank at Ripton always replied quickly to my emails.
Lee G
05 May 2022
Grate bait boat very easy to use. Good with the 4 hopper. Glad that I went with this 1. Can't wait to get it out again
Adam B
08 Apr 2022
Overall very pleased with the Catch X. Seems solid and well made. Although I haven't significantly used it yet, I would highlight one criticism, the piece of plastic around the hoppers has sharp edges and restricts the opening to the front hoppers. That being said, this part is easily removed, which I have done. For the price a very good piece of kit. And I would recommend to anyone looking for a feature packed bait boat for a sensible price.
Gavin P
15 Mar 2022
Very nice boat, still learning all the features but works great, super fast with a superb distance too. Put a camo on mine and it looks great.
03 Mar 2022
I was absolutely blown away by the performance of the boat, handles great, looks very stealthy and battery life is above many rivals on the market. Great piece of equipment and maximises your fishing experience
John M
24 Feb 2022
I can honestly say this is a great boat for the price range also a cool stylish look unlike any other boat on the market highly recommended
24 Feb 2022
Exotic boat absolutely worth to buy. As a professional fisher I highly recommend CatchX in terms of material, sustainability and good shape.
Trevor Leggett
08 Feb 2022
Well, what can I say about the Rippton Catch X Bait boat, been looking at this boat for a while and decided to just go for it and get one? Used it for the first time this weekend and WOW it got a lot of attention from all the local fishermen at my local, like all fishermen they all wanted to have a go and got lots of questions, I did my best to answer them and did demonstrations of how the boat worked and, on the App, they were very impressed. Well, my first impression, it was so easy to use just turn the remote on and then boat and I was baiting my spots and using my deeper with the attachment, so I decided to save my spots on the remote had to go to videos on Rippton and it’s so easy to find what you need if you get stuck. There is a video for everything you need to know if you get stuck. After setting my favourite spots I set the boat in motion I was shocked to see the boat go straight to the spots I had saved and not go on a trip around the lake first, liked the way the boat returns to the home point and sits there and hovers in the same spot does not turn off and start to drift with the flow of the water. The time to use the App was easy to setup, very impressed with how quickly it connected to my boat. I liked the way the app lets you set the points you want to bait in 4 different positions and set your home point, for night fishing this is going to work very well as where I fish it's very dark. See some reviews where people have had trouble with the hook release, I have had no trouble with the hook release worked very well for me. The app is very good and is free with the boat when others charge to use the app, I like the way I could look through so many different things like fishpedia, events etc. Overall, I’m very impressed with the Rippton bait boat, I had done so much research on so many boats and I feel I made the right choice in my purchase. I contacted Rippton for advice and questions and always got a response, Neil Rippton was a pleasure to chat with and help me a lot when I had concerns before buying the boat even asked if I want to go see the boat working. For the price of the boat, I would say it's up there with the boats well in the higher bracket price range.
19 Jan 2022
I have to say I was very nervous about taking the plunge for a boat that you would not consider mainstream in the uk. I really wanted to upgrade to a boat with GPS, and the catchx seemed to have everything without the 4 digit price tag. After asking a lot of questions to Rippton online and reading/ watching reviews I took the leap. I’m glad I did . The boat arrived very quickly with free postage, brilliantly packed. I was kept informed all the time and was contacted to confirm I had the boat and that all was okay. From an operation point of view , my advice is read the manual especially for the auto mode and app features. Take it to a local lake and spend afew hours getting used to it , in manual, auto and then the app. It is now very easy to use and intuitive. At 1st vs my old boat it felt abit overwhelming but customer support from Rippton was another level. I thought that 4 hoppers would be an issue with presentation of my rigs vs standard 2 hoppers. I tend to put rig in hopper vs hook release. Actually there was plenty of space to put ur rig in the hopper and get good presentation. The boat was easy to charge especially as you can charge them both inside and outside the boat. It was great not to need AA batteries to charge the controller. I did a 48hr session and still had power in both boat and controller, so impressed. The only 2 area that were a small minus, the hopper numbers don’t line up to the controller, I can’t see the reason for it but it’s fine when u get used to it, and only really something to be aware of in manual mode. The plastic edging above the hopper is abit cheap but again has no affect on the boat. It’s light and easy to carry, looks great, works great and the battery lasts for a long time . I really liked the fact that after delivery Rippton sent me some Rubber flaps to put in the hoppers to aid bait release , and stop anything getting stuck in the hopper hing. It’s a small change but made a big difference and showed that they listen to feedback. The app and Facebook page are a really interactive community, that I have enjoyed going on. The catchX looks great, it’s abit like a new Tesla to look at with space-aged frame, great lights front and back , using it at night was really easy even in manual. It gets a lot of attention on the bank. I am so pleased I purchased one and while it does not replace good water craft or guarantee more fish on the bank it’s a great bit of kit and worth every penny. Thank you Rippton
06 Jan 2022
Having received my bait boat as a Christmas present from my wife, I must say that I am impressed with it so far. I haven’t properly put it through it’s paces yet but from what use I’ve had it’s all good. To be honest the only slightly negative thing I would say is, the trim around the top of the hopper feels a bit flimsy. This minor finding does not affect the boat in anyway. Overall fantastic boat for the money.
16 Dec 2021
1st time using my new Catch X bait boat, in short, really impressed. Its a good general size so rides well on the late, good turn of speed without being silly, good size hoppers and all functions worked as they should do, had a little play with the GPS which looks impressive but wasn't really needed on this trip, a must if your trying to cover more water, battery lasted well and nice that you don't have to remove them, you can just charge directly in the boat, yes I was bored 1 day so thought some night camo would be a good idea lol not the best job but made it stand out. My own view now after using the boat is what good value it is, I looked for a similar spec boat but was looking at spending alot more, this does exactly what it says on the tin, in fact it drew a bit of attention on the lake.

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Without GPS you as a carp angler would never be able to find your spot again on well known fresh water inland seas. Unless you use markers with all its known disadvantages. If you use a bait boat with GPS, you can bait very accurately. After all, you know from experience that the difference between catching or not catching comes very close. A bait boat with GPS is therefore more than worth its investment. For some bait boat for sale in the market like CatchX got inbuilt GPS function allow even better fishing experience!
If you connect your bait boat with fish finder, you can locate everything underneath the sea. Sonar will emit sonar waves which will then collide with the target and return to the bait boat fish finders. This gives accurate results, and it is easy to find whether it is a fish or something else that is floating. You may also connect your bait boat with camera to have a clearer real time view for even better results. Therefore, connecting your bait boat with fish finder is important.
If you prefer a bait boat with fish finder for more accurate fishing, we have tutorial videos on and our official YouTube channel. You could learn how to connect your bait boat fish finder to CatchX, in order to make it become a bait boat with fish finder in just around 20 seconds.
This means that the bait boat with autopilot function can entirely automatically sail to the spots saved in the system. Through apps, you can add spots and waters using Maps, then you can pre-set and automate routes by the bait boat autopilot function. The combination of GPS on your bait boat, a professional fish finder and bait boat camera on your bait boat makes is possible to fish sharp. Hence, bait boat autopilot function is useful.
A bait boat camera allows a real time video feed for live viewing and recording, and also allows you for a more accurate fishing and baiting experience. You can also create your own bait boat fishing logbook, so a bait boat with camera is of great use. You can even use your bait boat with a camera to review your fishing experience and hence make improvements in the future.
When you search online, you would find various stores with bait boat for sale; however, here at, we have the most convenient online store with your desired bait boat for sale. You can place an order by just a click at anywhere. You could get a bait boat with autopilot function and in built GPS. You can always add extras too (like bait boat fish finder and bait boat camera) to make your fishing more efficient and effective!

What is a bait boat? Why do you need it for fishing?
A bait boat is a common modern appliance that has been designed to make fishing easier for you. It has hoppers that carry bait and the operator can drop it to a certain range wherever he drives his boat to. Early distribution of bait is no longer needed, bait boat fishing allows you to bait with a better result.
Accuracy is the main reason for bait boat fishing.
A bait boat is a fantastic tool for the modern-day carp angler. They can deliver your rigs and bait to your chosen spots stealthily and accurately. Many bait boats with fish finders and bait boat cameras can even help you find your spots in the first place by the addition of an echo sounder or sonar which will be transmitting a signal back to the device. The bait boat with camera allows the angler to see the topography of the lake bed, how deep it is, how much weed or silt is present and even the water temperature! Bait Boat with GPS function allows you to work very accurately. Without GPS, carp anglers would never be able to find the perfect spots.
Capacity is another reason for bait boat fishing.
Carps are the fishes that are generally targeted using this boat. By using RC bait boat with fish finder, the up-haul of carps which were no less than seventy kilograms in weight will be enabled. These boats have a great capacity for the attraction of fishes and you can catch easily. Without bait boat fish finder and bait boat camera function, you will have to spend hours to judge where the fishes would cluster more and catches may only be one or two big fishes in the end.

How to choose the right bait boat?
There are various types of remote control bait boat for sale in the market. Choosing the suitable one is not only a financial decision but there is also a range of criteria to cater your needs. Here are the things you have to pay attention when choosing your one.
Size – You have to think about the types of conditions you’ll be using the RC bait boat. Different sizes and designs would fit different occasions. Size does not only affect bait capacity, but some boats have the ability to carry bait and rigs in separate chambers and this is certainly worth considering if you use multiple rods in different locations (such as CatchX). Portability may also be important to some users as some models are much bigger than others.
Battery Usage –A power supply to recharge at the venue is not usually an option, so you have to consider how long the bait boat for sale can be used when its battery is fully charged. Some of them use a lot more battery than the others and can run out of power quickly.
Range –You have to take into account the range that different bait boats can reach, if you may go bait boat fishing particularly at large venues. This can vary dramatically for bait boat for sale in the market (from about 100 meters to over 1500 meters). We believe no anglers want their boat sailing off uncontrollably into the distance.
Added Extras – For some bait boat for sale in the market, you can purchase extras that bring more functionalities, such as bait boat with fish finder, bait boat autopilot function, bait boat with GPS function, and bait boat camera. All could make it easier to find the fish, drop baits at the exact same spot, map out the features in the water, and keep your boat safe. It would be more convenient for you to find a bait boat which allows you to connect extras more easily, as no one would like to connect your bait boat with camera, or bait boat with fish finders with complicated steps.
Problems & Servicing - A reliable manufacturer is important when you face some problem with your bait boat. Of course, for those who are confident and with certain engineering skills, some anglers might like to take a hands-on approach to fix their boats when facing a fault during their bait boat fishing.
The CatchX remote control bait boat offers all you need to hit the hard-to-reach spots that you cannot cast to. It is light, compact, and offers a reasonable bait capacity of 3kg across 4 hoppers. This bait boat with GPS as standard, which can be connected with your bait boat fish finder and bait boat camera, helps you to set your spots precisely by using a map of the lake. Large battery capacity offers 2.5 hours of playtime. It is a bait boat with autopilot function. By pre-setting routes on the Rippton app, all the spots can be logged.
Why choose CatchX for bait boat fishing?
The CatchX is the perfect companion for freshwater anglers seeking greater precision and outstanding performance. The CatchX bait boat with GPS, and bait boat autopilot function can be connected to your bait boat fish finder to make it become a bait boat with fish finder. This will not just expand your catch but also enhance your enjoyment of the angling experience.


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