Renting a boat gives you a chance to drive a boat, which, in turn, lets you feel a small piece of what it's like to be a boat. Test drive a new lifestyle with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $60 for a two-hour boat rental on a weekend day (a $120 value)
- $56 for a two-hour boat rental on a weekday (a $112 value)
Between 10 and 12 guests embark on 6-knot voyages on 21-foot Avalon electric Duffy boats equipped with iPod hookups, CD players, and heaters. Captains are available to navigate for an additional fee.
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.