Eco Boat Rentals is beyond excited to announce two new additions to their already impressive fleet. Say hello to the Pink Panther and Flamingo, two brightly colored and fabulous new Duffy boat cruises in San Diego.
Who Created the Duffy Boat?
Back in 1969, a teenager from Newport Beach grew frustrated over his gas-powered motorboat frequently breaking down. He asked his father for a $300 loan to purchase a secondhand golf cart engine. People told him the battery wouldn’t last in the ocean more than a couple of hours due to the drag of the water and wind currents, but Marshall “Duffy” Duffield installed that engine in his beat-up runabout anyway. Good thing he didn’t listen to the naysayers. He created the prototype of the Duffy boat we know today.
The History of the Duffy Boat
- Duffield Marine Inc. was founded in 1970 with their first model, the Edison 20.
- Disney World ordered 25 boats for their water-themed park in 1971.
- The First Annual Great Electric Boat Race benefiting children with cancer occurred in Newport Harbor in 1983.
- Edison boat models became Duffy boats in 1987.
- Europe called in 1996, and boats shipped to Holland and England.
- The Boating Hall of Fame inducted Marshall “Duffy” Duffield in 1998.
- The City of Newport Beach proclaims July 11, 1998, as Duffy Electric Boat Day.
- The first electric boat traveled around the entire island of Catalina from the Mainland in 2013.
- In 2023, Eco Boat Rentals added two Duffy Pink Party boats to their fleet.
Why are Duffy Boat Cruises Special?
There is a reason Duffy’s motto is “Unplug, Untie and Unwind.” These electric boats cruise along waterways barely making a sound. This allows for those on board to enjoy conversing freely and easily without shouting over a loud and noisy engine. Duffy’s go 5-6 miles per hour. At this speed, one can slow down and take in the beauty surrounding them.
All boats are constructed in Duffy’s own 57,000-square foot factory in Altadena with an emphasis on aesthetics and durability. Think custom crafted Cherrywood cabinets and tables and high-quality canvas. Each boat is hand laminated for quality control with seating and table configurations specific to each buyer. To learn more about Duffy boats, click here.
No wonder why most Duffy enthusiasts consider the boat a lifestyle and not just a ride.
Duffy Boat Cruises Available at Eco Boat Rentals
Now that you know just how special Duffy boats are, where can you rent one in the San Diego area? The answer is at Eco Boat Rentals. Their two new Duffy Pink Party boats are completely decked out with a pink hull and pink canvas accents. Throw in a mirrored disco ball and Bluetooth speakers, and you have yourself a party.
Eco Boat Rentals provides two different options to rent one of their spectacular Duffy Pink Party boats. Option one is the Private Pink Boat Tour which includes a captain and can hold up to 6 passengers. The second choice is the Pink Bareboat Tour with a maximum capacity of 10 passengers. On the Bareboat option, guests must sign a rental contract and pay the captain directly. Both tours are two hours long. Click here for more information.
Plan Your Pretty in Pink Party at Eco Boat Rentals
Plan your next celebration on a Duffy Pink Party Boat from Eco Boat Rentals. Come with your favorite beverage to toast with and snacks to nosh on. Don’t forget the cupcakes for dessert. Feel free to bring your own booze, as the captain on board will pilot the boat safely for you. Please no red wine or red food that may stain.
How about a Pretty in Pink party? Dress up in pink attire, sip some bubbly Rose and blast tunes from the 80’s like the Psychedelic Furs. Do you have a little one or are young at heart? A pink Barbie party is sure to be a hit. Children love Duffy boat rides. Getting married? Make it steamy with a hot pink tropical themed bachelorette party. Don’t forget the guys. Real men wear pink, so there is no reason they cannot participate in the fun too.
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