Spartan is the kind of boat you expect from Traxxas. Its 50+mph fury makes even the most insatiable, power-hungry enthusiasts jump up and take notice. Spartan means business with its super-rigid, 36-inch deep-V hull, smooth, cable-drive efficiency, innovative water cooling system, and precision aluminum and stainless steel drive controls. The clean, modern hull design is built up in layers for maximum rigidity and its bold paint makes a statement on the water. The integrated battery trays secure a wide variety of battery packs from 8.4V NiMH batteries all the way up to 8400mAh 3s LiPo packs. A high-output TQi 2.4GHz radio with the innovative Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) system keeps Spartan under complete control as it slices through the water. Spartan delivers the power, speed, convenience, and fun for which Traxxas' award-winning cars and trucks are known. Prepare yourself for the ultimate RC boating power trip, only from Traxxas.
35+mph with two 7.4V LiPo packs, 50+mph on 6s LiPo all-out! (batteries sold separately)
Sleek 36" deep-V hull for stable high-speed performance
Water-cooled, waterproof VXL-6s Marine speed control
Velineon 540XL high-output brushless motor with high flow water-cooling jacket
TQi 2.4GHz radio system with Traxxas Stability Management® (TSM)
Quick-release power module integrates power system, waterproof electronics, and stuffing tube
Blue-anodized aluminum rudder support, rudder, and drive strut
Stainless steel turn fins, trim tabs, and hardware
Traxxas Stability Management Micro Receiver with Fail-Safe Security
Traxxas Stability Management® (TSM) makes it possible to experience all the extreme power, speed, and acceleration that was engineered into Traxxas models by making it much easier to control the boat in any water conditions. Punch it off the line and TSM goes to work sensing the boat’s direction and making steering corrections to provide straight-ahead full throttle acceleration without loss of control. TSM also works when turning, first making intuitive corrections to maintain the vehicle’s line, then hammer the throttle earlier in the turn for much faster exit speeds. Traxxas TSM gives all the benefits modern electronic stabilization has to offer without intruding on driving fun or introducing unexpected side effects that can be found on other systems. Traxxas engineers developed superior tuning algorithms that run on high-speed, precision electronic components to create a system that works invisibly, in the background, without ever limiting throttle. TSM can be fine-tuned (or turned off) for different conditions by simply adjusting the multi-function knob on the TQi transmitter, or by adjusting the slider in the Traxxas Link app. The result is driving faster, with more ease, and having more fun. In fact, the driver may not even realize how much TSM is helping until it is turned off and their driving skills are tested without it! Everything is waterproof and Traxxas-tough as you’d expect. This is performance on a whole new level!
Velineon® VXL-6s Marine ESC
Innovative waterproof design
Integrated water cooling
Three programmable drive profiles:
Sport Mode – 100% Fwd / 15% Rev
Race Mode - 100% Fwd / No Rev
Training Mode – 50% Fwd / 15% Rev (patented)
High-efficiency MOSFET transistors
Built-in two-stage low-voltage detection for LiPo batteries
Thermal overload protection
Voltage overload protection
Locked rotor protection
Throttle Neutral Setting protection
NiMH battery packs: 6-18 cells (7.2 to 21.6 volts)
LiPo battery packs: 2-6 cells (7.4 to 22.2 volts)
Traxxas High-Current Connectors (patented)
Velineon® 540XL Brushless Motor
Ultra high-temperature sintered Neodymium magnets
Optimized for power and efficiency in marine applications
Consistent, high-power output, run after run
Efficient, high-speed ball bearings
High-efficiency bullet connectors
5 mm output shaft
Brilliant blue-anodized finish
Silicon steel laminations
Unique high-flow silicone water cooling jacket
Modern Reinforced Hull
The Spartan's clean, modern hull design is built up in layers for maximum rigidity where it matters most, the transom and ride pad. Lightweight yet incredibly strong, Spartan's ABS hull is designed to withstand the stress of high-voltage brushless horsepower, without the weight penalty of a fiberglass hull. The transom bulkhead also incorporates bosses for the trim tabs, turn fins, rudder support, and drive strut, eliminating the need for additional hardware inside the hull. In the Spartan's bow, molded foam is form-fitted to the interior, adding security as it further stiffens the hull. Outside the hull, Spartan impresses with its wild factory-applied graphics—a Traxxas trademark.
Spartan's hatch is secured by a single body clip and removes in seconds for fast and easy access to the hull interior. No sealing tape is required, and a specially designed drip rail in the hull channels away any water that washes over the hatch.
You'll never drop a body clip into the lake with Spartan! A flexible rubber lanyard keeps the body clip secured to the hatch so it's always at the ready. It's just one of the many small details that makes a day at the lake with Spartan fun and easy.
Streamlined Water Outlet
Nothing was overlooked in the effort to optimize every detail of the Spartan—even the water outlet is unique! Instead of an unsightly piece of tubing, Spartan's water outlet is streamlined and integrated into the hull, maintaining its sleek look.
Integrated Battery Trays
Spartan's hull is further strengthened by its integrated battery trays, which securely hold a variety of battery packs from 8.4V NiMH batteries all the way up to 8400mAh 3s LiPo packs. The roomy trays allow the hull to be trimmed by positioning the packs fore and aft, and convenient hook and loop straps secure the batteries.
Removable Power Module
A signature feature of the Spartan is its unique Power Module. The VXL-6s speed control, waterproof receiver box, and powerful 2056 high-torque servo are all bolted securely to the tray. Detach the steering linkage and flex cable, then loosen just two screws to release the Spartan's electronics. All of the electronic components, including the motor and stuffing tube, lift out as a unit. No other boat makes it so easy to access the hull interior and electronics, and the molded parts fit into the hull precisely for perfect alignment without crude brackets or wooden stringers. The Power Module also contributes to the Spartan's stability by holding the electronic components low in the hull. Spartan's low center of gravity, combined with its wave-cutting deep-V hull, gives it high stability without compromising high performance.