Baitboats for professionals

About us

Why choose a Carplounge product?

We specialize in the production of bait-boats and its accessories. In the course of recent years, we have developed the most extensive complete range of high-end area for our demanding customers. Our boats are basically "tools" for professional carp anglers who need a bait boat, which is regularly used under the toughest conditions. Our expert team consists of 15 employees, so we can offer a service that is unparalleled. You are also welcome to make an appointment to come visit and convince yourself of our products with a test ride on the lake.

More about us:

 Qualified staff
Over the course of the past years, our trained technicians have built up over 5000 bait boats from the RT series for our customers all over the world. Each technician in our Krefeld production facility specializes in specific tasks such as; the sonar construction, electronics installation, drive assembly, testing at the lake, etc. There is not another bait boat builder with more experience in the high-end bait boat market within German speaking countries, if not Europe. Some competitors call themselves market leaders, we are named as the market leader by customers, trade media and suppliers.

 Brand name electronics
Our RT-boats are not designed according to a specific budget, but our prices depend on the components for the production that were selected and tested by the technicians. Certainly there are cheaper manufacturers, but based on the high demand and positive feedback from our customers over the years, it goes to prove that we are following the right philosophy by providing the right products to our discerning customers. Basically, we only install quality brand electronics from the professional modeling industry such as Robbe, Graupner, etc. because by using the highest quality parts can we ensure the longest possible value retention and durability of our products.

 Modular design & expandability
Our RT3 & RT4 boats are based on the model fro our personally developed BUS System. Benefits of SMD loaded BUS system are fast, concise and dependable/reliable installation of the electronics. The disadvantages are costs more than twice as high as compared to a normal control unit, but prove their value due to their reliability. For years our Carplounge BUS system has already been installed in more than 5000 RT boats and been optimized for absolute reliability. The bus system is coated with a nano sealant and is thus completely resistant to moisture.

Another advantage of our boats is located in the modular building. Subsequently extra features such as depth sounders / sonar / GPS can also be retrofitted at any time Our boats are built exclusively to order according to the individual wishes of customers. If you have any special requirements, eg. other LED colors, positions, etc., we will incorporate them free of charge during production.

 Consistent value
Sought after quality products maintain a consistent value..Through the constantly high demand for our RT products, Carplounge Bait Boats offer the by far the highest value retention. Depending on usage, our boats will loose a maximum 15-20% of the new value, even after 3-4 years of use, which allows for resale without great losses.
Especially in the bait boat market where 20-30% loss in value per year are the norm, our boats clearly prove themselves to be a good investment.

 Industrial clients
We don't only build our boats for anglers. In the course of recent years, we have built more and more boats as functional models for the industry and various organizations in accordance with their various requirements. For example, our boats are used by some of excavator/gravel pit companies to create depth maps, and thus to verify the restoration of waters. Frequently our boats are also used by dog trainers in the sport of hunting, whereby they are utilized to train dogs in the retrieval of game birds. Also landscape engineers use our stable and powerfully driven boats to investigate standing and flowing waters eg, around the foundations of the bridge piers, to verify possible undermining with our sonar.

Especially in fast flowing waters, such as the Rhine, there is nothing comparable to our RT4 brush-less motors. Our underwater cameras are no longer known only by anglers. Many (research) institutes such as the Federal Ministry for Environment and Agriculture and the Water and Shipping Authority LÃŒbeck, as well as fire departments, THW and the DLRG have our cameras in larger numbers as radio or wired version and have them in regular use . Looking for a powerfully driven boat or functional camera system to meet your needs ? Write to us and surely we can find a custom solution for your specific needs.

 Intensive Functional Testing
Basically, all of our boats are extensively tested on the lake before dispatching them to our clients. All functions are tested based on an 80 point criteria on our test track in our lake. You want to see our product in action, live? Come check out our production facilities and then we will take you for a test drive on the lake.

When you order a boat and pick it up, we will be pleased to offer a free briefing on the lake, where our technician will then explain all the functions of your boat in detail.

 Improved customer service
Due to the rising number of orders we have improved our customer service for you. If you have any questions about products you already purchased or about the current status of your order you can contact our after sales manager Daniel Radmacher via email or via phone 0049 2151 1544844.
Usually all inquiries are answered within 24 hours in order to offer you our help and advice also after the purchase.

 1 day at Carplounge Tackle - how we build Baitboats!

Back @ Home from the BIG ONE Carpshow 2017- Video Online! Korda's Ali Hamidi picked up his preordered Baitboat and gives us an interview:- why he chose the RT4, is the use of modern technic cheating...
We have hold back the price increases for a while now, but due the price increases from our suppliers we have to raise some prices in the upcoming weeks and discontinue current special offers. If you...
Proline's CEO Henk - RT4 BaitSpiral upgrade -Friday, February 10, 2017
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Steve Briggs collect his RT4 -Friday, February 10, 2017
Back @ Home from Carp Zwolle At the end of an amazing fair in Zwolle, Nash's Steve Briggs picked up his pre-ordered RT4 at our booth. "I've heard a lot about the Carplounge boats but since I've trie...
now 50000+ Fans on facebook! -Friday, July 1, 2016
With more than 50k fans and followers on our Facebook page, this is by far worldwide biggest fan site around the topic bait boats....
behind the scenes with Carplounge at "the Big One" carp show in England. Interview with Ian Russell Carp Angler (Avid Carp) about his RT4 Baitboat. **Turn on english Subtitle** ...
Improved customer service! -Monday, April 4, 2016
Due to the rising number of orders we have improved our customer service for you. If you have any questions about products you already purchased or about the current status of your order you can cont...
english Videos Online! -Monday, April 4, 2016
Watch a selection of recent video in english. All Carplounge videos can be found in our Youtube channel: *All Videos in english or with english subtitle*...
Carplounge at the Carpin on in UK -Monday, April 4, 2016
This year we once again had a booth at the Carpin’ On exchibition in England. By now we are also the clear market leader for high end bait boats in England – the mother country of bait boats. This ye...
Marco Nowacki is the regional sales manager for Graupner Modellbau in North rhine Westphalia. He is a professional model builder and works for one of the most prestigious model electronics suppliers....