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R/C Tugboat Model Sanson: 2023 Edition of the 1:50 Scale Replica Now Suitable for Radio Control and Lighting

First month in 2023, first surprise for our customers friends. After several years out of stock and off the market, the spectacular new edition of the deep-sea tugboat model ship is back, suitable for R/C or radio control, Sanson (20415). Our team of professional modelers and 3D designers have worked hard to exponentially improve this 1:50 scale model. A classic for any naval modeling collection. “You won’t have the slightest setback when it comes to building it”, assures one of Artesanía Latina members.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.Sanson still is a faithful miniature replica of a tugboat from the 40s of the 20th century. However, its renewed assembly experience makes this boat a delight to build. The best thing is that, in addition to being prepared for radio control, it is also ready to light up, to include motor and servo, and… To be navigable thanks to the experience of the modeler who knows and decides to do it! We present the new model of the R/C tugboat Sanson on the video below, your jaw will drop at such beauty, such jewel of the naval modeling. Be dazzled!


The model of the tugboat suitable for R/C Sanson is aimed at modelers with an intermediate level, at least. However, a beginner, with patience and paying close attention, could also assemble it since the instructions are on video. The different steps are explained in detail. The new guide on DVD is like a masterclass given by our modeller… A joy! As we mentioned in the introduction, your assembly experience is much more enjoyable and less difficult.

In addition, the model is much more realistic compared to its old version, thanks to three important improvements made and commented, among many others. In this sense, the Artesanía Latina team has completely emptied the structure of the model of the tugboat. The hull of the boat allows it to be both a static and R/C model by having the hollowed-out ribs and by offering a comfortable access to the interior. Please pay attention to the below images about it!

Our model has the stern deck is openable, that is, when we remove the support arches for the cables from their anchoring places, we can ‘disengage’ a part of the stern deck, access the interior of the hull to be able to work comfortably and, later, refit these parts without noticing anything unusual.

As you can see, you can add an engine to it to navigate. On our website, you can purchase a Low RPM Motor (27591) to move the propeller only during the exhibition of the model -this engine is not suitable for navigation-, for sale separately.

Wired Low-Rev Micro Motor for Modeling and DIY (27591) by Artesanía Latina.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.

The modeler who wishes can also attach a servomotor -not available- that rotates the rudder blade.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.


And the lights! The model of the tugboat suitable for R/C Sanson allows its illumination. Two LED bulbs can be placed at the engine room, one at the captain’s cabin, another under the skylight and three on the mast. Without forgetting its exhibition base, which didn’t even come in the old kit! To make your boat visible in the dark or at night, what’s better than to purchase our LED Lighting Set (27590) -for sale separately-.

LED Lightning Set for Scale Models and DIY Projects (27590) by Artesanía Latina.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.

We have also thought of another essential activity of this type of ship as if it were the real ship. We have designed it so that a smoke generation system can be included -the system is not included in the kit-.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.


The naval modeling kit Sanson contains all the necessary parts for you to build your model: 7 high-precision laser-cut plywood sheets, as well as such as birch strips and round dowels, and oak veneer. By the way, it is the first kit that contains oak veneer, being Artesanía Latina a pioneer in including this hardwood in any model on the market.

In this way, the model is much more realistic, exclusive and avoids the use of wood from tropical forests. It also comes with 1 photo-etched plate with numerous and magnificent details, as well as accessories such as die-cast parts, brass round dowels, threads, wooden channel and much more.

For its assembly, you can follow our complete step-by-step video guide with graphic diagrams and others as well as many other information. The kit comes with a plan printed on both sides which, in addition to images of the vessel, includes a photographic parts list -another innovation from our firm-, as well as a QR code that leads to the Sanson playlist on our Youtube channel with all the videos of the assembly instructions.

Once it is built, the model measures 3.81” (605mm) length, 5.11” (130mm) width and 13.47” (350mm) height.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.


Finally, achieve the best finish with the Acrylic Paints Set for Sanson Tugboat (277PACK23), for sale separately. It contains 12 20 ml jars, each one with different and varied colors so that its faithful miniature replica shines. The drying of the paint after its application is fast.

Paints Set for Ship Model Tugboat Sanson (277PACK23) by Artesanía Latina.

Our model building friends have been demanding this model for a long time. They wanted the model of this tugboat from the 40s of the last century. This naval icon was characterized by its powerful 2,000 HP steam boiler. The vessel could develop speeds of 14 knots while coming to the rescue of much larger boats. It was a small-tonnage ship and low draft but with more than enough power and maneuverability to assist much larger vessels.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.Well now… It is already at our warehouses, at your disposal! Build this beautiful and historic jewel of museum quality wooden model ship, the tugboat model suitable for R/C Sanson (20415) at 1:50 scale.

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