If you prefer soaking up the sun over shooting the rapids when relaxing on the water, the WaterWheeler ASL pedal boat may appeal. ASL stands for Adjustable Sun Lounger - both seats can be can be fully-reclined with a built in cool store compartment and drink holders adding to the focus on leisure. The bench seat design means that the WaterWheeler can accommodate three adults and two children with the seats in an upright position and can be operated by a single person sitting in the centre position or by all three occupants at once. Steering is via a central handle with internal linkages and the 2.3 metre long hull can carry over 350kg. Available in blue or aqua colours, WaterWheeler also has an optional canopy protect from the suns rays during long afternoons on the water. A smaller version - WaterWheelerJr - is also available, as well as WaterWheeler MKV, which is permanently set up to cater for 3 adults and 2 children without the option of high-backed reclining seats. WaterWheeler is distributed in Australia by KayakWorld (www.kayakworld.com.au) and the top of the range ASL model costs AUS$2260 and the add-on canopy costs AUS$522. A Boat Cover for storage use is also available for AUS$299.
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