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    Wheelchair Accessible Yacht's

    Saw this website today and thought I would pass it along.

    http://www.waypointcharter.com/accessible_travel.htm
    Renee

    #2
    Thanks! I used to do a fair amount of bareboat sailing in my AB days -- was wondering if anybody offered chartered yachts...

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      #3
      at $58,000 plus expenses/6 nights i am going to have to wait for the economy to turn around. way around!!!

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        #4
        I was looking at the 35' sloop as a bareboat -- gotta be a little less than $58,000 ~

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          #5
          Id like to get a kayak. tons of places for one.

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            #6
            Originally posted by jody View Post
            Id like to get a kayak. tons of places for one.
            Like a kayak too -- just enough space for you and all your troubles....

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              #7
              let me tell you something folks, if you can afford $58,000/week for a yatch rental, you don't have any accessibility issues.
              http://www.dsportsman.com

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                #8
                Originally posted by wheelz99 View Post
                let me tell you something folks, if you can afford $58,000/week for a yatch rental, you don't have any accessibility issues.
                Wheelz has that right , I work with a company that does Yacht management and towing , and the closest I can get to being on one is pulling it with my pontoon boat when we do repos..
                MOST of them are just not accessible because they make every inch of the yacht usable, and that means small hatches , ladders and vents.. So the only way I can get on on is to be swung up on a davit,, I passed up a party a few weeks back because I did not want to be swung around on a davit 30 foot in the air ,especially at the end of the night when we have all had a few,, And then have to run my boat back to the ramp in the dark..
                Gary
                T-10 ,,1980,,

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by wheelz99 View Post
                  let me tell you something folks, if you can afford $58,000/week for a yatch rental, you don't have any accessibility issues.

                  True that. Money (and its availability) can create a more level playing field.

                  Or accessible yacht.

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                    #10
                    wheelchair accessible super yacht

                    Hey,

                    I thought you might be interested to know about a one-of-kind wheelchair accessible yacht, called "Uri".

                    The Uri is a true blue-water motorsailer, uniquely designed to be operated and enjoyed by a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, and it was conceived and commissioned by a paraplegic.

                    For photo and more information about this state-of-the-art super-yacht please contact me or visit our website: http://wheelchairsailing.com/


                    Warm regards,

                    Michelle

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                      #11
                      wow Michelle... I'm impressed.

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                        #12
                        HUNT 68' yacht "SURF"

                        This is pretty neat, I've been on it while docked.
                        http://www.huntdesigns.com/custom-66-01.htm
                        "Surf" is designed around the requirement for wheelchair access, and the resulting spacious interior and wide decks (even the foredeck is wheelchair-accessible) make her a "pocket megayacht". The side decks, the helm area, the full-width salon and the afterdeck are at the same level, resulting in a sense of spaciousnes unheard of in a boat of this length. Under the afterdeck is a double crew cabin, and forward are two guest staterooms with en suite heads, and a full-width owners' stateroom. Joinery was designed by Niemitz Design group, and built off-site by Mark Richey Woodworking, resulting in a level of finish and detail appropriate to the "pocket megayacht". New England Boatworks' light and rigid hull structure allows a 24-knot top speed with relatively modest power, and the Hunt deep-V assures a soft and dry ride.
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                        http://www.neboatworks.com/power/hunt_68.php
                        NEB built HUNT 68, wheelchair accessible composite built luxury motoryacht.

                        PROJECT OVERVIEW
                        The building of Surf presented NEB with exactly the kind of design, engineering, mechanical/electrical, and all-around problem-solving type of challenge that we love to take on: The Owner asked not only for a state-of-the-art composite-built luxury motoryacht, but the yacht had to be completely accessible and able to be operated from a wheelchair. We achieved the Owner's wishes through a combination of inventive engineering and calling on the nearly unlimited custom fabrication capabilities of our various departments. Everyone at NEB contributed to the concept and the realization of this well thought out and highly-rewarding yacht.

                        BUILDER'S NOTES
                        Surf has numerous unique features, many of them engendered in the process of making the yacht wheelchair-accessible. Here's just a few of them: An elevating swim platform allows easy access to and from the yacht's tender or a dock. An "escalator" companionway accomplishes moving from the salon to the staterooms at the push of a button. The elevating helm station allows complete wheelchair operation of Surf's helm and controls. A specially-equipped "hospital" berth in the master stateroom is designed to handle onboard medical emergencies.

                        DESIGNER'S NOTES
                        Surf's joinery utilized carefully selected Honduras mahogany, finished with high-gloss varnish and offset by white-painted bulkheads -- the classic Herreshoff look. The yacht features a teak-and-holly sole throughout. Accommodations include three staterooms, each with head, and a crew's quarters forward.

                        more photos @link
                        Last edited by PeteShick; 16 Aug 2011, 1:05 PM.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by 5th Wheel View Post
                          Thanks! I used to do a fair amount of bareboat sailing in my AB days -- was wondering if anybody offered chartered yachts...
                          You mightr be interested in

                          http://www.disabledsailing.org/

                          UK based charity but happy to take people sailing from all over the world!

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