Wetwheels is a local Community Interest Company offering trips aboard fully accessible powerboats. The organisation was started by Geoff Holt, the first disabled person to sail single-handedly around Great Britain! Aboard a Wetwheels trip, you are an active participant, not just a passenger. You have the opportunity to steer the vessel and learn seamanship, using the boat's accessible controls.
They offer a range of different activites, all accessible for people of all ages and abilities:
- Sea fishing, catching fish like sea bass, plaice and cod around the Isle of Wight
- Marine & environment education, bird watching and coastal history
- Recreational powerboating, just get some fresh air and enjoy the sea
Access to the boat is via a side-opening door and ramp onto her large open deck. There are 3 wheelchair tie-down positions on the deck for maximum safety.
Where appropriate, participants are asked to contribute towards the costs of their trip, but funding is sometimes available and the organisation is "adamant that lack of finance should not exclude anyone from enjoying our boating opportunities". Contact Wetwheels for more information.