SBS BoatLife have confirmed that they will be supporting the Wetwheels Foundation as their chosen charity for 2023. Conceived and founded by disabled yachtsman Geoff Holt MBE, DL, Wetwheels offer the opportunity for all disabled people to access the sea in a safe and rewarding way on board fully accessible, purpose-built powerboats.
Boating with the Wetwheels Foundation is in a safe and stimulating environment, with full wheelchair access to the boats, a ramp to the steering position and adapted steering controls. The team ensure that all participants are active, as opposed to passengers, and there is the opportunity to steer the boat while learning seamanship alongside peers, friends and family members.
Chief Executive of the Wetwheels Foundation Neil Wilson said: ‘We are excited about meeting those attending the NEC and seeing friends, both old and new, from the maritime industry. We are very grateful that SBS BoatLife have chosen to support Wetwheels and we look forward to coming to Birmingham to share our vision of ensuring barrier-free access to the water.’