International Model Power Boat Association

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What is The IMPBA?

The International Model Power Boat Association is a non-profit organization that was started in 1949 by a dedicated group of model boat enthusiasts.  They created the organization to foster model powerboat building and to encourage and assist in the formation of clubs.  We provide a uniform set of rules for racing and records.  Go to an IMPBA event anywhere in the US and Canada, and you can expect racing rules and event rules to be consistent.  We have 14 Districts and an additional District 21 established for everyone outside the US and Canada.

International Model Power Boat Association

Why Should I Join?

RC Boating is a fun and exciting family hobby whether you are racing or simply running your boats with others! The best place to run RC boats is on an IMPBA pond devoted to boating—making your boating time safer and more enjoyable. The IMPBA organization provides General Liability insurance coverage to its members while they are participating on a covered pond. Join a club, or just join IMPBA, and you’ll meet a great group of people who have the same passion for building and running boats!

International Model Power Boat Association

Our Mission

International Model Power Boat Association, Inc. shall be a non-profit organization whose purpose is the fostering of Model Power Boat Building, the advancement of Model Power Boat Racing, and the coordination of member clubs, to the end that there shall be uniform rules and classes of boats.

Its members shall encourage and assist in the formation of clubs and similar associations, provide recognition of Records established within the rules of the IMPBA, and foster safety, fellowship and sportsmanship in the ranks of model boaters.

International Model Power Boat Association
International Model Power Boat Association


Join for 2024

Complete your membership application for the year, and pay your fees.  CLICK HERE.

Join for 2024 for just $60.  

Add a Spouse or Child (under 18 years of age living in your household) for just $10 each additional. If you have already renewed and want to add members to your existing account, please contact the office.

Single-Event Fee

Only available to PAID members of other organizations who wish to participate at an IMPBA event. These fees will no longer be accepted at race sites! Please submit a form via the Memberships/Applications page by selecting the Single-Event options, and pay using PayPal payment system. 

Rule Book Updates

Rule Book is updated for 2024. Please review sections with January 2024 revision dates.