Steering for boat

Motorboat that can be driven with a joystick – suitable for persons with impaired hand function who drive a wheelchair

User with the boat's joystick on the wheelchair attachment
User with the boat's joystick on the wheelchair attachment

Description
The boat is modified so that it can be steered with a wheel from the center console or with a joystick. The joystick box has a long cord and can be placed on an existing attachment site on the wheelchair. When driving the boat with the wheel, the joystick is used to control the boat’s speed.

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
User and his father

This tip is from 2008

The boat's joystick box on wheelchair attachment (close-up)
The boat's joystick box on wheelchair attachment (close-up)
The joystick box is attached to the wheelchair attachment mount by the user's assistant
The joystick box is attached to the wheelchair attachment mount by the user's assistant
The boat's center console with joystick box
The boat's center console with joystick box

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Adapted motorboat
Adapted motorboat
Customized boat with built-in ramp and joystick steering - suitable for electric 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.