Folding bow ramp in accessible boat

– allows easy access for wheelchair users

A wheelchair user boards the boat
A wheelchair user boards the boat

Description
A folding 90 cm-wide bow ramp at the bow of an accessible boat. The bow ramp is operated by remote control from the boat or the dock and is adjusted against the dock or pier, making it easy to go onboard or ashore.

Users comments
The bow ramp can be folded down during the trip and make it easier for a person who uses a wheelchair to fish, see associated tip.

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

This tip is from 2010

A walker boards the boat
A walker boards the boat
Bow ramp folded up
Bow ramp folded up
Bow ramp folded down partly
Bow ramp folded down partly

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Tipsare: Jonas

Jonas is the founder of Sveriges Funktionshindrades Frilufts och Fiskeföreningen (Sweden Recreation and Fishing Association for People with Disabilities) sverigesfff.se/det-har-ar-sfff/. He also is the co-founder of Hanterbara Båtar AB, www.hanterbarabatar.se a company building accessible boats. He was injured in 2002 and has a complete paraglegia. He does not have any assistance.