One really expensive pedal boat
I love Hammacher, I really do. They try to sell all sorts of wacky gadgets to you at some rather high prices. Most of the time, they can make it seem like you’re getting a real deal, but I’m just going to have to protest with their Lake & Sea Pedal Boat. Read on to see why this is so ridiculous.
First of all, you have to put all the effort in yourself. All the pedaling is done by you, there’s not even a tiny motor to help you get going. So if you’re tried, tough luck, if you don’t pedal, you don’t get back to shore. While there isn’t a motor, Hammacher claims the smart drive shaft lets you effortlessly cruise at speeds up to 4mph (which means 2.5 really). Not very impressive.
Besides having a system where you have to work hard, this boat features a retractable canopy, a lever for 180 degree turns, storage area, dry storage area specifically for electronics and other water-sensitive items, passenger seat, and a swim platform for diving. That’s cool. . . but I just can’t get over the fact that this has no motor to get you anywhere.
Maybe you’re thinking what a crazy person I am for hating this boat because it might cost $500, maybe $600 knowing Hamamcher. If you look at it that way, it’s not a big deal that it lacks a motor. No, you’re wrong. They expect you to pay $3,500 plus $350 extra for shipping for this boat. Honestly, I’d rather buy a new laptop, couch, TV, appliance, or <anything but that boat>.