Wetwheels Yorkshire provides the opportunity for all disabled people, including those with profound and complex disabilities, to access the sea in a safe, stimulating and rewarding way on board our specially-built, fully-accessible powerboat, Wetwheels Yorkshire.
The design features of Wetwheels Yorkshire enables people of all disabilities to participate in the activities. These design features include wheelchair access to the boat with a ramp to the steering position and adapted steering controls to suit people with reduced mobility. The boat has space for family, friends and carers to share the experience with our disabled participants.
In addition to the design features, one of the unique aspects of the Wetwheels experience is the training we give to our skippers and volunteer crew. All receive our bespoke disability awareness in a maritime context training, which helps all our participants feel safe and confident to take the helm and drive the boat.
By offering the opportunity to experience the sea – not just as passengers, but as active participants – we build confidence and improve physical and mental wellbeing.
Wetwheels Yorkshire serves the North East coast from her home port of Whitby, with regular visits to other ports during the summer months.
Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific
criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:
The following facilities and adaptations are available:
- Ramped/Sloped Access, and/or Manual Doors