I can't believe how fast it goes.
It's so easy to pedal and maneuver around. Makes me feel like a kid again. I just want to keep playing!
- Nancy Sanford
I just love these little boats!
These boats are so much fun they should have a warning label on them - "If you have one of these boats just forget about getting any work done!"
- Cathy D
South Portland ME
Good for the Environment
These boats are pedal or electric powered, and are good for the environment
- Joe Smith
I love my new Escapade
"I believe you all went above and beyond my expectations"
The Boat performed Magnificently
I can say it was well worth the purchase
If anyone is considering an nontraditional pedal boat for fun, pleasure, nature-enjoying, or even transportation if that somehow is a need for you, I highly recommend checking out Nauticraft as an option. The model I purchased is no longer available (Sprite), but there are two other, larger, multi-seat models (Escapade and Encore) available, both of which require trailers. These are boats built for comfort, speed, and just plain enjoyment.
The Boat could run circles around traditional pedal boats
Pedaling is less strenuous than a regular pedal boat, yet it goes much faster. Steering is amazingly tight and responsive, though I think I would have preferred a steering wheel rather than two levers. The comfortable seat is made of a foam material covered in vinyl, and it can very easily be adjusted forward or back to match the size of the user; removing it entirely is a snap.
Nauticraft is the Gold Rush of pedal boats
The best pedal boats I have ever seen or used. There was a short piece written about them in Recumbent News a few years ago as I recall. In any event these are expensive, but really top grade boats. Well designed with unbelievable performance. Several years ago the guy who developed them took one to Newport, RI to the Small Boat Show and challenged all others to a race that was out to a buoy and back. Kayaks, sea skiffs, shells, you name it, all entered the competition. The Nauticraft handily beat the field. Then one of the guys in a shell wanted to try it. He was an Olympian and could not believe this goofy pedal boat with a fat guy in it beat him. He bested his own time over the course by almost 1 full minute on his first attempt.
Nauticraft Boats really deliver when it comes to fun
We've had a great time with our Encore Electric boat this summer. No Regrets!! Thanks for a great product.
The Escapade absolutely exceeds all promises!
If you want to be outside and exercise on the water and work on your tan, get a boat from Nauticraft...sure it's pricy, but so are Doctors and weight loss programs and DIABETES.
I truly wish that Facebook had a LOVE button
You know, if you more than like something. Because truth be told I love this boat called the Escapade and I love the people who bring it to market. Dollar for dollar, the Nauticraft product is one of the finest, hand crafted products made in the good old USA. If you're thinking about getting a Nauticraft, think no longer. Buy it! You're bound to love it.
Pedaling the Potomac 2012
I bought my Escapade in the spring of 2001 as a 50th birthday present to myself. I named my pedal boat RiverSong, and now—as my 12th boating season begins—I still love it as much as ever.
Thank you again for the amazing service. I feel like part of your family there at Nauticraft and I love that.
Luv da boat
We love the boat. It's the talk of the lake.
It's a beautiful boat. Runs nice and smooth. Lots of fun. I am happy with it!
Tired of it?
I have heard "Cool" so many times I am getting tired of it. (Well - not really.)
- Bruce A
It's So Responsive!
Wow, this really goes. It's so responsive. Turns on a dime!
This is a "just enough boat" - what a great time!
- Dave M
What Superb Design
You are to be commended not only for a superb design, but also for exceptional craftsmanship.
- Bruce A
It is fantastically relaxing as well as exercising.
- Jan John G
It is interesting to note that its speed in rough conditions is about the same as it is under calm conditions.
- Michael L
I love my Escapade!
- Vaughn B
I Want One of Those
One of the best things about going out is hearing everyone tell me how "cool" the boat is and wondering where I got it.
- Rick W
I want to thank you very much for the excellent customer service and support you've provided. I am a very happy and satisfied customer!
- Rick W
Having a Ball!
We're having a ball with it here at Hilton Head. It really catches everyone's eye.
- Lee C
Hey Good Lookin'
Good looks - a good way to relax and still exercise.
- Chuck J
Simplistic Yet Durable
I like it's looks, aerodynamic shape, efficient drive train - simplicity of design, and durability of rotomolded plastic.
- Randy E
Seaworthy & Built Well
It's seaworthy, good when the wind blows, built well and able to steer easily. It is the talk of the lake.
- Z Graham
Room Enough for the Dogs!
People just LOVE them. We had 2 adults, 2 kids and 3 poodles in one, and they came back dry and happy.
- Bill L
Exploring with my Boat
I am having a ball with my boat! I pedal it every day to a different location on the lake.
- Gail B
Alot of thought went into the design
We are very happy with our Encore Pedal boat. Alot of thought went into the design. It is very comfortable, easy to pedal & very maneuverable. It did not seem to matter whether the water was calm or rough - or whether we had 1 or 4 people - the boat handled the same.