What is the German word of this small boat that you usually rent for two people?

Small boat that you can rent usually for two person

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    Welcome to German Language SE. Can you please edit your question to specify: 1) Do you know a word for these boats in any other language? 2) If yes, what did a dictionary give you as an answer and why does it not satisfy you? 3) What features of these boats shall the requested word capture: the swan form, the number of seats, the method of propulsion, the intended usage, …?
    – Wrzlprmft
    Apr 23, 2017 at 16:02
  • @Wrzlprmft . Hello. I simply did not know the name in german for this kind of boat. I saw them in Germany but did not know the name of them. Please, feel free to change the question accordingly. Danke.
    – sparskter
    Apr 23, 2017 at 16:56
  • Go to the Leo English-German dictionary and type in PEDAL BOAT.
    – TonyK
    Apr 24, 2017 at 1:31
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    @sparskter: What Wrzlprmpft was trying to tell you that there are different kinds of these boats and the name depends upon which kind they are. Apr 24, 2017 at 18:18

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Even if swan-shaped, I can't imagine of any other word than


While this would also apply to other small and somewhat bigger boats (I recall having seen ones with 4 seats and possibly a small area to lay down after taking a swim), any construction like Schwanentretboot would be understood, but is unlikely to be used broadly.

  • Related: youtube.com/watch?v=GdACuh-nbrw
    – Janka
    Apr 23, 2017 at 19:09
  • Unless it's another kind of "small boat that you usually rent for two people", such as a Ruderboot or a Motorboot (yes, you can sometimes rent veeery slow versions of the latter, e.g. at Austria's Hallstätter See). Apr 24, 2017 at 18:16

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