Wheelchair Accessible Yachts, Suitable Dinghies and other Equipment of Interest to Disabled Sailing

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Report by wheelchair user Mike Wood, who has a spinal injury at C6/7, paralysed from chest down with partial use of hands, good triceps and biceps and some lats. Dinghy sailing since 1988 and yacht sailing since 1995 Mike designs, modifies and builds yachts and dinghies for disabled people and has a sailing program that provides over 2000 sailing places a year for disabled people.

Email....       mikewood@disabledsailing.org

QUOTE FROM WEBSITE.... EZ Dock’s floating, modular, composite docks and accessories offer unbeatable adaptability, exceptional performance in rough water, superior strength and durability, virtually no upkeep, universal accessibility and ease of installation. The patented flotation design and coupling system of EZ Dock provides more stability than traditional floating dock structures which makes it highly suitable for disabled access.


My judgment is that there are a number of different types of pontoons available but EZ-DOCK has so many benefits that leave it far and above more suitable for disabled peoples use than any other.

No sharp edges.

Can be assembled in many different shapes as connectors are on all sides.

No maintenance.

Easily moved.

Can be anchored in the middle of a lake for safe overnight moorings.

An outboard motor can be fitted for moving.

Hi resale value.

Flatter and more stable than other plastic pontoons.