Canadian waterside design company and paddleboard expert Beau Lake unveiled Runabout, a human-powered pedal boat. This vintage boat with 21st century technology draws inspiration from Beau Lake partnerPaul Lavoie’s 1950s Mediterranean-style ‘pedalo’, constructed with square wooden pontoons and mahogany seats.
“Traditional injection-molded plastic pedal boats stand out like sore thumbs,’ says Lavoie. ‘Nothing about them blends into the natural surroundings and architectural designs of today’s cottage lifestyle.”
omposed of three main components, the molded fiberglass hull, cockpit liner, and inlaid, mahogany veneer deck, the Runabout also features an ergonomically designed tiller (hand-carved, of course) with a joystick steering component to make holding course as easy as a finger waggle.
Added luxury includes one-inch thick leather seat covers that snap off for easy storage, a Bimini cover for weather protection and a compartmentalized cooler that contours to the boat.
If the pedalling is too hard, soon one can get a boost from a battery-charged e-bike motor. It is priced at $25,000.