Adapted center console on motorboat

– enables to drive a boat sitting in a wheelchair

User at center console
User at center console

Description
Center console is equipped with spinner knob and hydraulic steering. Wheel height is adapted to user’s knees. User remains in wheelchair.

Users comments
Today a company in Sweden called Yxlö, www.yxlomarin.com builds and/or adapts aluminum boats (last checked May 2017).

Made by
Ohlssons Metall, no longer available

Paid for by
The user

Editors comments
Hanterbara Båtar AB in Sweden is building accessible aluminum boats, see www.spinalistips.se/tips-tillganglig-motorbat-1190.html

This tip is from 2005

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Tipsare: Claes

Claes lives in an apartment together with his wife and a son. He is working full time. In 1984 he was injured and has a low tetraplegia. He does not have any personal assistance.