Adapted motorboat

Customized boat with built-in ramp and joystick steering – suitable for electric wheelchair users

Motorboat with ramp down
Motorboat with ramp down

Description
The user bought a Finnish aluminum boat and modified it with the help of a friend:
– To avoid too sharp of an angle for the ramp, the floor at the bow was lowered (the slope of the ramp is a little more than 1:6)
– a folding ramp was mounted, see associated tip
– cabin with doors, wind sheltered and warm
– joystick steering option, see associated tip

Made by
A friend who works in the boat industry

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
User and his father

This tip is from 2008

User drives the boat
User drives the boat

Related tips

Life jacket
Life jacket
A life jacket that automatically inflates when it lands in the water and does not limit mobility - suitable for persons who operate a wheelchair.
Steering for boat
Steering for boat
Motorboat that can be driven with a joystick - suitable for persons with impaired hand function who drive a wheelchair.
Folding ramp on motorboat
Folding ramp on motorboat
- suitable for wheelchair users.
Attachment of wheelchair in boat
Attachment of wheelchair in boat
Anchor points on the floor of the boat make it possible to attach an electric wheelchair.

Tipsare: Erik

Erik lives together with his wife and his child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C4-5). He has personal assistance 21 hours a day.