The pedal boat was the first of David’s boats back in the ‘50s and it is the first offering of Dad’s Boats in 2014.
Two people sit facing each other in the boat and are both able to pedal in a forward direction. The sophisticated gearbox assembly transmits the power through to the propshaft via the chain drives. The person facing the bow steers the vessel (of course!) with an upright tiller. Push the tiller forward for left, and pull it backwards for right.
The bottom of the boat is flat giving excellent stability. Stainless steel fixings are used throughout. The hull is GRP fitted with timber coaming, tiller and rubbing strakes. See the diagrams for the boat’s dimensions. The pedal boat is almost entirely hand made in Norfolk.
With very little effort you can travel through the water at a good walking pace. The benefits of using the pedal boat include; good exercise, good for the environment, it’s quiet and sociable. You will be surprised at how easy it is to pedal!
We worked through the prototype stages by Autumn 2014 and started production in the Spring of 2015. To enquire about our stock levels please fill in the contact form.