Wheelyboats - providing disabled people with freedom and independence on the water

Without the provision of accessible boats, disabled people are mostly denied experiences that able-bodied people take for granted.  Wheelyboats remove the barriers to water-based activities thus enabling disabled people to participate alongside and on equal terms with their able-bodied counterparts.  For their users, it is an important factor in the quality of life they are able to lead.

We are a registered charity (No. 292216) dedicated to providing mobility, learning and sensory impaired people of all ages with independent access to activities such as nature watching, pleasure boating, powerboating and angling in our uniquely designed wheelchair-accessible Wheelyboats.   We are a small charity that achieves great things: we help venues that are open to the public acquire Wheelyboats for the benefit of their disabled visitors and we help groups and organisations acquire Wheelyboats for their own use.  So far we have supplied 198 Wheelyboats to lochs, lakes, rivers, canals and reservoirs all over the UK.  As far as we know there is no other charity designing, building, funding and supplying this type of craft anywhere in Europe.

what we do

Find out about what we do and how we do it, the different Wheelyboat models we supply, where Wheelyboats are located and the activities they provide access to.

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support our projects

Here are details of the projects we are currently raising funds to support.  If you are able to help with a donation....

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Come and see us and our Coulam Wheelyboat V17 on marina berth M058 at the Southampton Boat Show. The V17 will be officially handed over to North Wales Sailability on Sunday 22 September - the 200th Wheelyboat we will have supplied!!!


The first Coulam Wheelyboat V20 to operate in Ireland has been launched at Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre. For more info, photos and a brilliant video click here.


The first of our brand new model, the Coulam Wheelyboat V17, has been launched at Wareham Boat Hire. For more info and photos click here.

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