Wetwheels was conceived and founded by disabled yachtsman, Geoff Holt MBE and we are proud to be a supporting partner of this amazing project.
Wetwheels boats are fully accessible 9 - 10 metre Cheetah Catamarans, built on the Isle of Wight, powered by twin Suzuki outboards and are capable of driving at 40 knots!
Coded to take 10 passengers including up to 3 wheelchair users, Wetwheels is equipped with all the latest, state of the art marine electronics including radar, chart plotter, VHF, auto-pilot and even joystick steering. Access is via a side-opening door and ramp onto her large open deck and they are all designed with wheelchair tie-down positions for maximum safety. Beneficiaries are active participants, rather than simply passengers they have the opportunity to steer the vessel and learn seamanship, alongside their peers, friends and families. The experience is truly inclusive helping to improve aspirations and increase confidence.
Their first boat Wetwheels Solent, based in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth made her debut in September 2011 at the PSP Southampton Boat Show when she was named by the then Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan DCVO. This was followed by Wetwheels Jersey in 2013 and Wetwheels Hamble was launched in May 2016 and they are currently fundraising for another two boats, one to be based in Dover with Wetwheels South East and another in Witby with Wetwheels Yorkshire.
If you are interested in getting out on the water or would like any more information about Wetwheels please contact Karen on 023 92 819366, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wetwheelsfoundation.org