Landing craft

A landing craft that works for persons who operate electric wheelchairs

Landing craft open with portable ramps
Landing craft open with portable ramps

Description
A motorboat that serves as a landing craft. This boat does not have the usual benches across it; the fixed seats are spread out in the corners, leaving plenty of free space in the middle of the boat: it is possible to turn around in a wheelchair like the Permobil Max 90. Railings are available as accessories if the coaming feels too low. The Pioner Multi is easiest to board from the beach. The durable hull has metal keels. The ramp is the same thickness as the double-bottom hull (about 20 cm) so an electric wheelchair needs boarding ramps.

Model: Pioner Multi

Users comments
Not many small craft can easily be used by electric wheelchair users.

A life jacket is essential, but instead of the ordinary bulky life jacket, try the inflatable life jackets, which are much more comfortable. They are self-inflating and turn over so the person faces the right way in the water. Inflatable life jackets are available at boating accessory stores, such as Watski or Erlandssons.

Made by
Pioner in Norway, pionerboat.no (last checked May 2017)

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2005

Landing craft with the user
Landing craft with the user
Landing craft
Landing craft
Landing craft with raised ramp
Landing craft with raised ramp

Tipsare: Anonym 1

The person lives together with his wife and an child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1975 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day.