4 Dec 2019

How to Determine Generation Of Boat

Nauticraft Pedal boats have undergone various modifications over the years and as such, when boat owners contact Nauticraft for replacement parts, it is important that we know which generation boat they own so that the correct parts are sent to them.
One way in which boat owners can tell the generation of their boat is based upon the drive shaft &/or the end piece on the propeller. We thought the following would help with that determination:

                                        Encore
1st Generation (boats molded prior to 2010 – approx.)
Drive shaft = fiberglass – round on the outside & hexagonal shaped on the inside; large bolt in middle of end piece

2nd Generation (boats molded in 2010 (approx.) thru mid-2015)
Drive shaft = aluminum tube (crimped on the end); smaller bolt in middle of end piece

3rd Generation (boats molded mid-year 2015 thru mid-2019)
Drive shaft = aluminum rod; no bolt in middle of end piece

4th Generation (boats molded mid-2019 thru current)
Drive shaft = aluminum tube (somewhat similar to 2nd generation, but no crimp on end of tube)

                                        Escapade
1st generation (boats molded prior to 2008 – approx.)
Hex-shaped (inside & out) & white fiberglass; screw in middle of end piece

2nd generation (boats molded in 2008 (approx.) thru current)
Round plastic (3/4” diameter); no screw in middle of end piece

Note that changes to the drive shafts were needed mainly
due to our suppliers. Either the parts were no longer available,
or those suppliers were not providing us with parts up to Nauticraft’s standards.

12 Nov 2019

Reel Fishermen – On-line Dealer of Nauticraft Boats

Nauticraft would like to welcome “Reel Fishermen” as the newest on-line dealer of our 4-person Encore Pedal, Pedal/Electric & Electric boats as well as our 3-person Escapade Pedal boat.  Check out their website – and while you’re there – order a boat!!

Reel Fishermen

10 Apr 2019

Escapade Pedal Boat to be featured at Earth Fair Expo

Come check out our Escapade Pedal boat at  the 7th annual Earth Fair Expo.  This event is taking place on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Muskegon Farmer’s Market, 242 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, MI  49440.  It’s sure to be a great time!  These pictures are from the Earth Fair Expo we attended previously with the Escapade Pedal boat.

27 Aug 2018

Florida – Boat Show

NOTE: We regret to say that we will no longer be at the Tampa Boat show.  We will certainly keep you notified of future shows where we will be in attendance.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you! The boat shows in Florida are starting to ramp up!  Check out one of our 4-person Encore Pedal/Electric boats at the Tampa Boat Show, taking place in less than two weeks. Details are as follows:                

Tampa Boat Show

September 7–9, 2018

Tampa Convention Center                                                                Friday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
333 S. Franklin St.                                                                                      Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tampa FL 33602                                                                                        Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

                         

 

2 Jan 2018

Encore Pedal/Electric Boat at the Charlotte County Boat Show

NOTE: Were sorry to say that we will no longer be at this boat show. We will, though, be at the upcoming Big Boys Toy Show coming up in Florida.  More details to follow!! We’re starting off the 2018 New Year with yet another boat show!  Come check out the Encore Pedal/Electric boat at the Charlotte County Boat Show in Florida.  Specifics are as follows:

17th Charlotte County Boat Show

Date: January 11-14, 2018

VenueCharlotte County Fairgrounds

Admission: Free admission to the public and $5 parking.

Address: 2333 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, FL, 33948

Hope to see you there!!

 

26 Sep 2017

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.

7 Sep 2017

End of Season Specials

Check out Nauticraft’s “End of Season” specials!  For a limited time only, we are offering a 10% discount off the price of a new boat.  Be sure to reference the special when you contact us!  We also have in stock several demo boats that have been discounted.  These boats all come with our full 2-year warranty.  You can contact us either via E-mail at: inquiry@nauticraft.com or via phone at 231-798-8440.  Note our business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., EST, Monday – Thursday. We look forward to hearing from you & selling you a boat!!