Bay of Plenty Model Powerboat Club

Welcome to the Bay of Plenty Model Powerboat Club in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.


While there has always been an active group RC boating in Tauranga, the Bay of Plenty Model Powerboat Club was properly formed in 2008 and continues to grow, with this comes the continuing development of our venue toward being a world class facility.


Lake Taurikura is nested in the industrial / commercial area in Tauriko, we call our venue  "Thunder Valley"


We race as a club monthly with an annual points series with trophys and run casual fun days, these dates are on the calendar.


The club also hosts NZMPBA sanctioned national events like the BOP round of the NZ Offshore series and at times the NZ National RC Powerboat Championships. At times the club also hosts various rounds for the Scale Unlimited Hydroplane Association. (SUHA)


Thunder Valley is currently the only venue in NZ that has a surveyed and sanctioned course where 2 Lap Sprint records can be attempted, combined with a newly sanctioned 100m course for setting outright speed records on.


In short, The BOP club with "Thunder Valley" is currently the only venue in NZ that caters for every aspect of RC boating...

Come join us,  try it,  you 'll like it !