When you purchase a NEW 14' or 16' Paddle Qwest from Ahlstrand Marine it will include a 12" longer pontoon that will improve performance with less pedaling effort by increasing buoyancy at the stern of the boat. All of this is done without increasing the boat's overall length. In the first video below you will see a new 2017 17' Paddle Qwest 616/17 pedal pontoon boat, which shows how much more buoyant the back end is.
I know what you are thinking: there is no way that big pontoon boat can be easy to pedal. Well, Ahlstrand Marine has finally answered your question. Watch the video to see whether or not the Paddle Qwest Pedal Pontoon boat truly is the easiest pedal boat to operate.
In the video below you will get to see the evolution of the Paddle Qwest from when it first started in 2009 up until today. In 2008, Ahlstrand Marine came up with the idea of a pontoon boat you could pedal and presented it to the manufacturer of a pontoon boat line they already carried. In 2009, a prototype was built and the very first Paddle Qwest was delivered to Ahlstrand Marine. Over the years we have worked closely with the manufacturer and have made changes that have helped to make the Paddle Qwest what it is today (for more information on how it all got started click on the article link at the bottom of this page).
A 2017 Paddle Qwest 618/19 Family Cruise with the 24 Volt Electric Motor option. It is a pontoon boat you can pedal. When the 14' and 16' don't offer enough seating, then the 18' is the way to go. This pedal pontoon boat has a capacity for up to 10 people and is easier to pedal than any other paddle boat we offer.
Unique All-Aluminum Paddle Wheel with Strategically Located “Windows” to Reduce Resistance and Accommodate Heavier Loads
Upholstered Helm Stand with Stainless Steel Steering Wheel
Teleflex Steering System with Aluminum Rudder
Stainless Steel Shafts and Hubs
6’ x 7’ Bimini Top with Storage Boot
19” Diameter Pontoons with Full Length Keel
66” Front Benches with 7” Arm Rest
Round Table with Flush Mount Base
Full Width Rear Bench Seat with Arm Rests
Soft Touch X-Panded Back Vinyls
Plastic Seat Bases with Custom Floor Matting
Durable Vinyl Floor
Composite Rail Spacers
Anodized Rails and Rub Rail
Deluxe Digital Printed Graphics
Bimini Fabric with 5 Year Warranty
Heavy Duty Gate Latches and Pinch Protectors
Lifetime Warranty Treated Plywood Decking
Ultra-Flow Seat Ventilation
Quick Release Bimini Hardware
Rigid Dent Resistant Panels
Pontoon Length: 19’
Deck Size: 6' X 14’ 9"
Overall Length: 20' 4"
Length Inside Rails: 12' 9"
Overall Width: 72”
Pontoon Diameter: 19”
Pontoon Wall Thickness: .080”
Maximum Weight Capacity: 1,450 lbs.
Maximum Person Capacity: 10
Approximate Dry Weight: 1000 lbs.
Tube Center to Tube Center: 53.5”
Inside of Tube to Inside of Tube: 34”
Overall Height (on Ground): 61”
Silver Wall Skin
Gray Base Upholstery
Fold-down Jump Seat
24 Volt Electric Motor Option (w/ 2 Batteries & Charger)
1' Pontoon Extension at Rear of Boat
-Like this boat, but want different options? Call Ahlstrand Marine at 847-949-8899.