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Five electric paddle boats for green trips down the river

Electric paddle boat

If you are interested in experiencing the outdoors in your free time then you can opt for electric paddle boats. The electric paddle boats are perfect for those who are unwilling to exercise while on water and want to relax while being in the boat. Electric paddle boats are not powered by fossil fuels and they are nearly maintenance free. The controls of the inbuilt electric paddle boats are located at convenient position, which means that you need not stretch for a tiller handle. These battery-powered paddle boats are 100 percent eco-friendly because they are completely emission free. These electric paddle boats also do not make noise. Here is a list of five electric paddle boats for green trips down the river.

1. Encore P/E

Encore P/E

This electric paddle boat can carry 4 persons comfortably. The boat has independent drive systems which are fitted side by side. This boat is also powered by a Minn Kota Riptide electric motor. The electric motor is fueled by an AGM battery, which is fitted in the front compartment. The battery comes with a 6 amp charger and it uses 110 volt house current. The weight capacity of this eco-friendly boat is 628 Lbs. The hull is made of rotomolded polyethylene. It has 2 drive units. The overall length of this electric paddle boat is 14′ 2″. The length of the beam is 4′ 11″, while the draft is of 1′ 9″. The total weight of this boat without battery is 425 lbs. The speed potential of the hull is 5.7 mph. This boat does not emit any harmful gases and it is noise free.

2. Super Sprite

Super Sprite

This electric paddle boat has the capacity to carry two persons. This boat is equipped with features which are not found in other boats including the kick up rudder and drop in drive units, which are removable. These features allow us to use this boat in beach and shallow water. The Super Sprite features rotationally molded hull, which is highly durable. The boat has units for easier beaching and handles are fitted at the stern, which makes lifting easy. The cockpit of this paddle boat is self draining. The seats have stretch cord retainers which are used to hold and retain things like towels and life jackets. The hull is made of rotomolded polyethylene. The boat has 2 drop in drive unit and two 15″ two-blade propellers. The overall length of the boat is 11′ 1″. The length of the beam is 4′ 1″, while the draft is of 5″. The total weight of this boat is 225 lbs.

3. Escapade by Nauticraft

Escapade

The Escapade is a vessel powered by pedal. This vessel has a sleek and stylish design. It features a 15″ propeller, which allows the boat to move comfortably on water. This boat can hit a maximum speed of 5 mph. The Escapade features a spade type rudder, which helps in easy and effective turning. The steering handle is mounted on the side. This boat can accommodate two people comfortably. The boat was named in the Guinness World Record in 2002 for crossing the English Channel. The weight capacity of this paddle boat is 525 lbs. The hull is made of rotomolded polyethylene. The boat features 1 drive unit and a 15″ two-blade propeller. The overall length of this boat is 12′ 2″. The beam is of 4′ 0″, while the length of the draft is 1′ 8″. The weight of this boat is 325 lbs. This boat is eco-friendly because it is 100% emission free.

4. Rainbow E

Rainbow E

Priced at $ 1169.00, the Rainbow E is powered an electric motor. This electric motor can generate 30 pounds of thrust, 5 forward speeds and 2 reverse speeds. The seats are reclining and this boat has a deluxe canopy, which is very attractive. The boat has an inbuilt cooler compartment and drink holders. The pedals and handles are anti-slip. The pop-up rudder in this boat allows for easy beaching. The dimensions of the battery compartment are 13″x 7″x 10″. This boat can comfortably seat 2 adults and 3 children. The overall length of this boat is 229cm.

5. ASL Electric

ASL Electric

Priced at USD 1229.00, the overall length of this pedal-powered boat is 2.3 m. The length of the beam is 1.6 m, while the height is 0.6 m. The weight of this boat is 59.0 kg and its total capacity is 363.6 kg. The color of the hull is Blue. This boat can accommodate 3 adults and 2 kids. This boat is eco-friendly because it is completely emission free.