As you know, we are always on the hunt for new stuff to get the handicapped, disabled or elderly back on the water and in the field. Well, I received a tip from a reader of the blog by the name of Jeff. He said that Cheetah Marine of the United Kingdom has a fantastic boat that is accessible. I jumped on it like a Bass on a shad.
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The boat is built for an organization called WetWheels in England and is a catamaran design. The design element is important as a catamaran being a dual-hulled offers more stability on the water which is very nice for someone with accessibility needs. What is even better is that they designed the boat so that someone can operate it from their wheelchair. It features a video monitor for when you have it in reverse. The entire front windshield is waterproof giving you protection with excellent visibility.
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What I like most of this boat is the floor space in the aft area. This thing would give someone who likes to fish plenty of room to maneuver in a push or powered chair and still have an ice-chest or two hanging around.
With twin engines to power through fresh or salt water, this vessel is a beast.