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Tillgänglig motorbåt, (svensk text)

The Fred 25 (Photo: www.hanterbarabatar.se)
The Fred 25 (Photo: www.hanterbarabatar.se)

Fred 25 at dock
Fred 25 at dock

User and fishers on deck of Fred 25
User and fishers on deck of Fred 25

Folding bow ramp
Folding bow ramp

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Accessible motorboat

Aluminum boat that can be operated by a solo skipper in a wheelchair

Description
The Fred 25 is an aluminum motorboat developed to suit everyone. It is 7.50 meters long, the deck is completely level and it has room for eight people plus gear on the foredeck. The boat is extremely stable sideways and has a bow thruster. A plexiglas wall with a door on the deck protects from spray from the front and rain from above.

The boat is also equipped with a wide folding bow ramp, an anchor that operates by remote control, a lift in the stern, an adjustable height console with tilting wheel and folding seats, see associated tips.

Authors comments
Fred Bergqvist built the prototype for the boat when he realized that his Parkinson's disease would soon make it difficult for him to get out on the water in an ordinary boat. He came into contact with the user and together they created the company Hanterbara Båtar AB, which now builds the boat.

A variety of options are available for the boat, such as joystick steering, completely glassed in space on the deck, aft cover with berth for overnight use.

The boat is owned by Sveriges Funktionshindrades Frilufts och Fiskeföreningen (Sweden Recreation and Fishing Association for People with Disabilities) SFFF. The association offers people with disabilities the opportunity to fish (trolling, spinning/bait casting, jerk fishing, jigging, fly fishing, etc) and boat trips in the archipelago, see also sverigesfff.se/det-har-ar-sfff/ (only in Swedish) (last checked June 2017).

Manufacturer
Hanterbara Båtar AB , www.hanterbarabatar.se (only in Swedish) (last checked June 2017)

Purchased from
Hanterbara Båtar AB , www.hanterbarabatar.se (only in Swedish) (last checked June 2017)

Idea
Fred Bergqvist, Jonas Nilsson

Tip is dated from 2010

Categories for this tip
recreation, leisure » water sports and boats, Tips and tricks from people with High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B).

Related tips: 8

A wheelchair user boards the boatFolding bow ramp in accessible boat
– allows easy access for wheelchair users
Tip is dated from 2010.
Lift in stern of boatLift for persons on accessible boat
– makes it easier for people with disabilities to swim and get ashore at a high dock
Tip is dated from 2010.
User at consoleConsole in adapted boat
Adjustable console in adapted boat makes it possible for wheelchair users to steer the boat
Tip is dated from 2010.
User fishing on aft deckFishing on accessible boat
– an opportunity for wheelchair users
Tip is dated from 2010.
Anchor point with strapAttachment of wheelchair in accessible boat
Anchor points on floor of boat make it possible to tether wheelchairs
Tip is dated from 2010.
User operates anchor by remote controlAnchor with remote control
Anchor in accessible boat that can be operated by a person with a disability
Tip is dated from 2010.
Accessible boat with boarding ramp folded out at dockAccessible boat dock
Floating boat dock – suitable for boarding by people with motor disabilities
Tip is dated from 2010.
Folding benchHinged benches
Folding seats increase space on accessible boat for wheelchair users
Tip is dated from 2010.

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