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Happy days at Seawork for Cheetah and Wetwheels

The order for the eighth Wetwheels vessel has been placed at Seawork. Built to a now very well tried and tested format, the Wetwheels vessels are not just designed to be wheelchair accessible but to give those wheelchair users the opportunity to drive the boat themselves.

The concept of a vessel that would be truly accessible for wheelchair users first came about 12 years ago following a conversation between Sean Strevens of Cheetah Marine and Geoff Holt, founder of Wet Wheels. The new vessel has a 12-month lead time and has been made possible by funding from private benefactors. Her eventual deployment location will be confirmed nearer launch.

Wetwheels offers a unique opportunity for disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages - including those with multiple, profound and complex impairments - to access the water; the charity’s experience being that active participation helps to broaden aspirations, increase confidence and directly impact son health and wellbeing.

Wetwheels has been operating for over 10 years and, by 2025, aims to support 12,000 people every year to participate in a Wetwheels experience across the UK, with the widest reach and awareness possible.

Exhibitor; Cheetah Marine
 
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