Soon, Tom Dennett’s pontoon boat will have a lift so he can get into the water and swim.

Soon, Tom Dennett’s pontoon boat will have a lift so he can get into the water and swim.

 

In my June Motorvation, I covered accessible powerboats for fishing, an activity that appeals to a passionate, but relatively modest population. Recreational boating is even more popular, and boat manufacturers have stepped up to fill the growing need by introducing accessibility to many of their models.

Accessibility can be achieved by adding access ramps or lifts along with controls that are operable while seated in a wheelchair. Stability Yachts even offers some larger catamarans with a unique elevator that extends the width of the stern