The transmitter is a gt2e, I must say I prefer it over the Pro Boat's Spektrum stx2 as far as ergonomics and steering feel, though the Spektrum has more features.
At first I didn't consider the Thrasher an option, 1000+ bucks shipped to Denmark? Forget about it. But as I realized I really needed a better jet boat after some time with the Pro Boat, the Thrasher was simply the only option as far as RTRs go. So I decided to just go for it.
A little jelly of those of you who can get it for $679 shipped. It'd be a steep price for a China made RTR, but I'd say it's a very fair price for a true blue US custom made quality piece of kit. I could almost hear the bald eagle call as I opened the box.
I think it's awesome when small custom makers can turn their product into a proper business with stock ready to ship to anybody with a credit card. I hope the same will happen with the UK based Youngster chap, because while the Thrasher is awesome and all, the Youngster boats are just pure cheeky madness. It sure seems like there are tons of people begging him to just take their money.