The Wheelyboat Trust
The Wheelyboat Trust is a registered charity dedicated to providing disabled people with the opportunity and freedom to enjoy waters large and small all over the UK. Our role is to help and encourage venues open to the public to acquire Wheelyboats for their disabled visitors and to help groups and organisations acquire Wheelyboats for their own use.
Our vision is straightforward - open access for disabled people on waters everywhere via a range of Wheelyboat models to meet everybody's needs.
Whether it's for the scenery or wildlife, sport or recreation, education or rehabilitation, lochs, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, rivers and canals are a magnet to millions of visitors throughout the year. However, by their very nature, access on and around these waters for wheelchair users and others with limited mobility is very much restricted. Our specially designed Wheelyboats overcome all the difficulties.
Wheelyboats provide their disabled users with the dignity of their own independence: they make the entire water accessible, are simplicity itself to board via the roll-on, roll-off bow ramp and the level deck provides access to every corner of the boat including the helm.
About the Wheelyboat
Wheelyboats provide disabled people with hassle-free and independent access to a variety of waterborne activities. They are designed to accommodate disabled people, and wheelchair users in particular, easily and safely enabling them to actively participate on the water on equal terms with their able-bodied counterparts.
Roll-on, roll-off' access
Flat deck providing access to all corners of the boat
Accessible helm or drive-from-wheelchair console allowing disabled people to drive the boat themselves
Use as a trip boat or small ferry as well as for pleasure boating, angling and nature watching
The latest and largest Wheelyboat model. Polyethylene and carbon construction. The first one was acquired by Bristol Sailability and was formally launched in October 2010.
12 adults max
Electric powered bow door
Comprehensive range of optional extras
The Wheelyboat Trust relies on donations from it's supporters to develop and purchase new craft. Donations can be made in a variety of ways including online.