26 Sep

Original Mallard & Waterbug Pedal Boats for Sale

Thank you, Nancy, for the pictures you sent of your most recent 8-mile excursion on the Mallard Pedal boat in St Petersburg, FL. The Mallard was the predecessor to our Escapade Pedal boat. What a great job she has done in keeping the Mallard looking so good!



Nauticraft has for sale an original Mallard – as well as some original WaterBugs – both designed by Garry Hoyt (renowned yacht designer from Newport, Rhode Island) and built by the Harken Brothers (makers of yacht hardware). (Please reference our blog posting of March 10 which gives a further description of these boats & their history.)



We also have two fiberglass Mallard boats available for sale which were built by Nauticraft in the early years.



The Mallards are all in good operating condition.  The Waterbugs will need some refurbishing and are being sold in “as is” condition.  Call or E-mail us if you are interested!  231-798-8440 or inquiry@nauticraft.com.


  • By Carl Sutter -


    I am interested. Can you send me info on the Waterbugs
    I am in Seattle WA

    • By Mary Davis -


      Hello! And thank you for your interest in the Waterbugs. I would be happy to provide you with information in regards to these boats. I am going to follow up with an E-mail to you. As a side note, we are not shipping or packaging these boats. If you were to buy one, you would need to pick it up here at the factory. Spring/summertime in Michigan is a beautiful time of year!

  • By Sonny Vila -


    Are there any more original waterbugs for sale that need some TLC? if so what are the prices and shipping to western florida. Thank you.

    • By Mary Davis -


      Hello – and thank you for your interest in the Waterbug. In answer to your question, yes, we do have some of the original Waterbugs available for sale, though we would require that you pick the boats up rather than our shipping them. I am going to send you a separate E-mail with pictures and further descriptions of the Waterbugs that we have available.

  • By Stewart Marshall -


    Hi, just saw your site. Can you email me photos and prices on the remaining original Waterbugs?

    Thanks, Stewart M.

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