The largest aluminium Wheelyboat in the range, the Mk III was designed and developed in 2006. It is larger and has more passenger capacity than its two predecessors and is perfectly suited for pleasure boating, nature watching, etc as well as angling. It can also be used as a trip boat or a small ferry. The majority of Mk IIIs supplied are performing these wider functions and consequently the Trust is benefiting a broader spectrum of disabled people across a greater range of waters.
• RCD category C waters (all inland waters, sheltered inshore waters)
• 8 adults max
• 25hp max
• 5.3m long
• 2.1m wide
Mk IIIs are hand built to order from marine grade aluminium allowing various modifications to be made to suit particular requirements, e.g. higher handrails, extended lockers. The deck is non-slip aluminium treadplate and in normal conditions wheelchair brakes are sufficient to hold wheelchairs in place.
Mk III can be powered by remote or tiller steered outboards, petrol or electric. For petrol, a DF15 Suzuki with push button start is supplied as standard. For electric, the Torqeedo Cruise 2 is recommended. Batteries and charger for an electric outboard can be permanently installed on board in extended stern lockers.
Seating – choice of individual seats or folding bench seating
Bimini cover (canvas roof for shelter from rain or sun)
Lockable stern locker doors
The Wheelyboat Trust relies on donations from its supporters to develop and purchase new craft. Donations can be made in a variety of ways including online. Click here to make a donation.
All new Wheelyboats are CE approved, conforming to the latest industry rules and standards.
If you have any questions or would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.