Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water road ride with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get a two-hour boat rental (a $150 value) at Duffy Electric Boats of Lake Norman, located on North Harbor Place in Davidson.
Duffy Electric Boats specializes in providing electric vessels for cruising the halcyon waters of Lake Norman. Take the reigns of one of its 21' Avalons, which seat 10-12 people and is fully enclosed for traveling in comfort without fearing battery rains. No boating license is required; after a brief training session, you'll be set to pilot these electrified relaxation rafts, which can reach speeds of up to six knots (approximately 476 mph). Each boat comes with iPod hookups for cruising to your own unique mix, while a heating system guards against unexpected coolness. Food and drinks are allowed, so pack a picnic, sidle up to Duffy any day of the week, and take the reigns of your own diverting leisure. For the insecure, captains are available upon request.
Duffy Electric Boats of Lake Norman
After owning Duffy electric boats in Newport Beach, California, where the company has its headquarters, the Textor family decided to introduce the fun-filled and stress-free world of electric boating to Lake Norman in 2010. Thanks to the electric motor and patented Power Rudder propulsion device, Duffy boats carry passengers over water with a remarkable speed and maneuverability and cost as little as $1 per day to maintain. Since 1970, Duffy shipwrights have constructed each vessel exactly to the client's specifications, outfitting crafts with Duff-Eze cabin enclosures that allow captains to pilot their ship in any climate and ensure that boats never have to be winterized, covered, or sent to Florida because of cold weather.
Customers can rent out 21-foot Avalon models that carry 10–12 passengers for brief lakefront voyages, dancing to tunes from the onboard mp3 and CD hookups, warming themselves with the heater on chilly nights, and sunbathing on the bow. Specialty cruises entertain guests with floating wine tastings, catered feasts from Lake Norman cottage, and movie nights, and a seasonal schedule of special events dazzles families with upcoming attractions such as electric-boat sleigh rides.
200-G N Harbor Pl.
Davidson, North Carolina 28036Get Directions