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Boats & Adaptations

There are an increasing number of boats designed specifically for people with disabilities and most other boats can be made suitable with some modifications. Adaptions can include seats, transfer benches, steering assits and electronics.

Boats designed for disabled sailors

Class Name More Information
Access Classes
Artemis 20
Freedom Independence
GOS 16
Martin 16
SKUD18 - Two Person Keelboat Paralympic Sailing
Sonar - Three Pperson Keelboat Paralympic Sailing
2.4mR - One-person Keelboat Paralympic Sailing

The Adaptive Sailing Resource Manual includes ideas which many disabled sailors will find useful. Further information can be found on the US Sailing Adaptive Sailing Resource Manual.

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