Boat Sounds Available

At Model sounds Inc., we have the widest range of boat and ship sounds for RC Models on the planet.

What's New:

April 25, 2022

New Serial Bus Feature supports Spektrum SMART ESCs, Graupner SUMD, Futaba S.Bus and many more. Greatly simplifies wiring with a compatible Serial Bus Receiver.

February 15, 2022

New Learjet 35-70 executive jet sound set added bringing our total airplane sound sets
to 123.

November 06, 2021

New Shelley Foss Tugboat sound set added bringing our total boat sound sets to 75.

September 27, 2021

New RNL Tamar Class lifeboat sound set added bringing our total boat sound sets to 74.

September 05, 2021

Many Battleship/Warship sound sets added bringing our total boat sound sets to 73.

Boat/Ship Sounds Available

We reserve the right to add, change or remove sound clips or sound sets at any time.

The list of sound set files below are pre-compiled and preconfigured .sfx8 files for use with our ShockWave 3 sound module. All of them are included when you purchase a ShockWave 3 sound module or sound system configured for any one of them.

If you want to hear a sample from any one of these sound sets, please send us an email at contactus@modelsoundsinc.com.

When requesting sound samples, please send us a polite and courteous email with please, thank you, regards etc. and include your first and last names, how you heard of us and your location. We will ignore any requests that do not do this.

Sound Set Name Sound Set Description
American Beauty Towboat American Beauty Towboat Engine (Twin EMD 16-645 45) Full sound set, Towboat horn.
 
Battleships/Warships
  • HMS Hood
  • HMS Sterling

  • Bismarck
  • German Minesweeper M-18 Class

  • USS Bunker Hill
  • USS Crockett-PG88
  • USS Fletcher DD992
  • USS MacDonough United States Farragut Class Destroyer
  • USS McKean Gearing Class Destroyer

  • HMCS Arnprior Canadian Castle Class Corvette
  • HMCS Athabaskan Canadian Tribal Class Destroyer
  • HMCS Barrie Canadian Flower Class Corvette
  • HMCS Kingston Coastal Patrol Vessel
  • HMCS St.Thomas

Note: Battleship/Warship sounds do not include engine sounds - only weapons fire, bells, sonar, military tunes etc.
As an outside observer to a large ship of any kind, you would not usually hear the engines. Engines would only be heard if you are deep inside the ship and close to the engine room.

 
Bernhard Gruben Lifeboat Bernhard Gruben Lifeboat Engine Full sound set, Gruben horn-1,2,3, Gruben Bell dings, Gruben Seagulls, German announcement.
 
Bismarck Battleship 16 inch deck guns, 4inch Naval gun, Incoming Howitzer, 20mm AA cannon, Big Ship horn, Fog Horn - long, deep, close, 1939 Lale Anderson - "Lili Marleen" song.
 
Brooklyn Steam Tugboat Twin cylinder Steam Engine Full sound set, Triple expansion Steam Engine Full sound set, Steamship whistle, Ships Bell - two dings per ring, Seagulls, Active, Cries, Kipling.
 
Carol Moran Tugboat Cleveland 12V278A Diesel Electric Engine Full sound set, two tone tugboat horn, buoy bell, Ships Bell - two dings per ring, seagulls.
 
Canadian
Castle Class Corvette
Canadian Castle Class Corvette with a multitude of weapons and alarm sounds, also Heart of Oak (HM Royal Navy March) tune.
 
CAT3208 Single Diesel Engine CAT3208 Diesel Single Engine Full sound set
 
CAT3208 Twin Diesel Engine CAT3208 Diesel Twin Engine Full sound set on one throttle channel.
 
CAT3408 Twin Diesel Engine CAT3408 Diesel Twin Engine Full sound set on one throttle channel.
 
Chris Craft
Norway 1950 Boat
Chris Craft Norway 1950 Engine sound set
 
Creole Queen Paddle Steamer Creole Queen Paddle Steamer Backwash sound set, Calliope, River Boat whistle, steamship whistle.
 
Detroit 6-71 Diesel Detroit 6-71 Diesel Engine sound set
 
Dusseldorf
FireFighting Boat
Mercedes Twin V12 Diesel Engine sound set, German fire-engine siren, Large Air Horns.
 
Fairmile B Hall-Scott Defender Twin Engines sound set, 50mm gun multiple shots, Browning 0.5cal Machine gun - 10 round burst.
 
Fairmile D PT109 Four Engines sound set, seagulls, Naval general alarm, M60 machine gun, Browning 0.5cal machine gun, 20mm AA Cannon - multiple shots, 40mm Bofors cannon, 4inch deck gun, Incoming Howitzer - 2 shells.
 
Fishing boat - Detroit Diesel 6-71 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Engine sound set, small air horns, seagulls.
 
Frigate Steam Turbine Frigate Steam Turbine Engine sound set.
 
German Pilot Boat Twin Volvo Penta D9 engine sound set, small air horns
 
Haida Chieftain Tugboat Detroit Diesel 16V149 Twin Engine sound set, tug boat horn short, two tone tug boat horn, Seagulls - large flock, harbour sounds 1
 
Hamilton Class HE Cutter Fairbanks Morse OP 39TD8 Twin Engine sound set, MH60T Jayhawk helicopter startup and idle, 76mm Oto Melar Gun, MK 38 25mm Gun, Phalanx CIWS firing, Surface Ship Bridge Reports Contact, General Quarters Klaxon.
 
Harbour Tugboat Detroit Diesel 6-71 Diesel Engine sound set, two-tone tug boat horn short, Seagulls - large flock, harbour sounds 2, ships bell - two dings per ring.
 
HMS Glamorgan Warship HMS Glamorgan Warship sound set with 16inch guns, incoming 4inch shells, Big-Ship horn and Anchors Away tune.
 
HMS Hood Warship HMS Hood Warship sound set with Frigate turbine engine variations sound set, 16inch guns, 4inch navel gun, 5inch naval gun, 40mm pom-pom gun, incoming 4inch shells, ships bell - two dings per ring, Big Ship Horn, Action Stations bugle call.
 
Jacques Cousteau Calypso Ship CAT3408 twin diesel engine sound set, two-tine tugboat horn, ships bell - two dings per ring, Harbour Sounds 2, Bell 47 helicopter startup and idle.
 
Jet Boat Jet Boat Sound Engine sound set
 
Large Warship Large Warship sound set with 16inch guns, incoming 4inch shells, Big-Ship horn and Anchors Away tune.
 
Rolls Royce Merlin + Allison Engines Rolls Royce Merlin + Allison Engine sound sets for powerboat/racing boat.
 
Miss America X Miss America X Engine sound set
 
Paddle Steamer Paddle Steamer sound set with paddle backwash and steam whistle sounds.
 
PBR (Patrol Boat River) Detroit Diesel 6V53N Twin engine sound set, Browning 0.5 cal machine gun - 10 round burst, M60 machine gun - 11 shell burst, M60 MG 6 short bursts, Grenade launcher + explosion
 
PT109 + Alternate MTB PT109 3 Packard 1500HP Original Engines + Alternate PT109 start with MTB idle and run up engine sounds with 20mm AA Cannon, Browning 0.5cal Machine Gun and surface torpedo launch sounds.
 
PT109 + MTB Idle PT109 3 Packard 1500HP Original Engines merged with MTB idle and run up engine sounds with 20mm AA Cannon, Browning 0.5cal Machine Gun and surface torpedo launch sounds.
 
PT109 Three Engines PT109 3 Packard 1500HP Engines sounds with 20mm AA Cannon, Browning 0.5cal Machine Gun and surface torpedo launch sounds.
 
PT109 Two Engines PT109 2 Packard 1500HP Engines sounds with 20mm AA Cannon, Browning 0.5cal Machine Gun and surface torpedo launch sounds.
 
Riva Ariston
Single Engine Italian Speedboat
Riva Ariston One V8 engine on two Sound Tracks - with air horns and seagulls.
 
Riva Ariston
Twin Engine Italian Speedboat
Riva Ariston Twin V8 Engines on one Sound Track (throttle) - with air horns and seagulls.
 
Riva Aquarama
Italian Speedboat
Riva Aquarama Twin V8 Engines - with air horns and seagulls.
 
RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat with CAT3412T Engine RNLI Lifeboat with CAT3412T Engine sound set with air horns, police siren and VHF radio chatter - vessel in distress.
 
RNLI Lifeboat with CAT3516 Engine RNLI Lifeboat with CAT3516 Engine sound set with air horns, police siren and VHF radio chatter - vessel in distress.
 
RNLI Tamar Class Lifeboat with Twin Turbo CAT C18 Engines RNLI Tamar Class Lifeboat with Twin Turbo CAT C18 Engines sound set with air horns, police siren and VHF radio chatter - vessel in distress.
 
RNLI Tyne Class Lifeboat with Twin Detroit Diesel 6V92 Engines RNLI Tyne Class Lifeboat with Twin Detroit Diesel 6V92 Engines sound set with air horns, police siren and VHF radio chatter - vessel in distress.
 
Schnellboot German WWII Patrol Boat Schnellboot German WWII Patrol Boat sound set with 3 x Mercedes V12 engines, 20mm AA Cannon. 37mm Cannon, surface torpedo launch.
 
Shrimp Boat US Coast Guard Tender Engine sound set with small air horns, ships bell - two dings per ring, buoy bell
 
Small Steam Tug Boat Small two cylinder steam engine sound set, single chime steam-AIr whistle, steamship whistle
 
Lake/River Steamer Lake/River Steamer sound sets with generic steam engine and steam whistles.
 
Submarine Submarine sound set with sub running on surface engine sounds, man battle stations call, dive alarm, sonar ping with return and closing, torpedo release.
 
Lake Tahoe
Thunderbird Boat
Lake Tahoe Thunderbird Boat sound set with Single Allison engine and air horns.
 
Lake Tahoe
Thunderbird Boat
Lake Tahoe Thunderbird Boat sound set with Twin Allison engines and air horns.
 
Titanic Titanic Steam Engine, Titanic Whistle, Songs from WWI by Steeton Male Voice Choir.
 
Triple Expansion
Steam Engine
Triple Expansion Steam Engine sound set.
 
TSS Earnslaw Steamship
New Zealand Lake Wakatipu
TSS Earnslaw Triple Expansion Steam Engine sound set, TSS Earnslaw Steam whistle.
 
Large Tug Boat - 1 Large Tug Boat with one diesel locomotive engine on two sound tracks, two tone tug boat horn.
 
Large Tug Boat - 2 Large Tug Boat with two diesel locomotive engines on one sound track, two tone tug boat horn.
 
US Coast Guard
47ft Life Boat
US Coast Guard 47ft Life Boat with Twin Detoit 7V92 Diesel Engines sound set.
 
USS Bunker Hill Ships gas turbine engine,.MK45 5inch naval gun, Phalanx CIWS, ASROC Launch, Browning 0.5 cal machine gun, General Quarters Klaxon, Surface Ship bridge reports contact.
 
USS Crockett-PG88 T56 Swedish torpedo boat twin engine sound set, Proteus gas turbine engine sound set, Large Air Horns, 40mm Bofors gun, Browning 0.5cal machine gun, 76mm Otto Melara gun.
 
USS Fletcher DD992 USS Fletcher DD992 engine sound set, 4inch naval gun, 5inch naval gun, ASROC launch, General Quarters announcement, Warship whooper, Sonar ping with return and closing
 
Very Large Tug with Twin MTU V16 Engines Very Large Tug with Twin MTU V16 Engines sound set, anchor chains, two tone horn and harbour sounds.
 
Vintage Tug Boat Vintage Tug Boat Engine sound set with Tug boat horn.
 
Volvo Penta V8 Volvo Penta V8 Engine sound set.
 
Vosper
110ft Patrol Boat
Vosper 110ft Patrol Boat sound set with 20mm Cannon and 57mm Cannon.
 
Vosper KD Perkasa Vosper KD Perkasa MTB sound set with three Bristol Proteus gas turbine engines and 40mm Cannon.
 
WWII LCM3 Landing Craft Detroit Diesel 6-17 1945 Landing craft engine sound set, Browning 0.5 cal machine gun - multiple bursts, Incoming Howizter - 2 shells, ramp up/down sound.