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Old 06-28-2010, 03:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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could not find any wheelchair yachts on Google from hargrove I viewed two hargrove video's on you tube listed
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Here's the link for the Hargrave 81'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP_ZFdq6oM8

www.hargravecustomyachts.com
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I use a walker or wheelchair full time so I am always looking for clever solutions to make my dream yacht more accessible.

If you have space for a circular verticle shaft between 30" and 52" in diameter up to 4 decks high you may want to consider this: Marine Vacuum Elevator - YouTube
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I use a walker or wheelchair full time so I am always looking for clever solutions to make my dream yacht more accessible.

If you have space for a circular verticle shaft between 30" and 52" in diameter up to 4 decks high you may want to consider this: Marine Vacuum Elevator - YouTube
If I'm not mistaken, I think there's a video at PMY's website where Capt. Ken and company review yachts. The videos are unsophisticated at times, but entertaining. I think that's where I saw the yacht modified for wheelchairs.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #20 (permalink)
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if you are going up in size (for the purpose of this discussion - initial request was 40-60ft, above is posted abt 80ft, so i will continue rising as not so much is available afaik), MY Betty (royal denship built circa 2001) was fully wheelchair accessible (including lift in bathroom for washing, etc)...

I know she underwent some work after being sold a few years back, and i know the owner didnt like some of the more "pronounced" accessibility features (such as lifts and such), but dont know how much was removed, either way, her corridors/staircases/doorways were wide to accomodate accordingly, this mustnt have changed much...

Definitely worth looking at if there is this requirement.

she is also on sale now (just listed a few days ago)...

EDIT: to avoid confusion, when i say "fully" wheelchair accessible, it was for a owner, not a wheelchair-bound crew/captain...
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Wheelchair accessible

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I'm an interior design student currently working on a project to design a wheelchair accessible yacht... Using a pre existing layout. I have layouts for both a 120' Nordhavn or a 130' Hargrave. I'm having trouble finding a way to get a lift from the main deck to the swimming platform... any suggestions. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hi there and welcome aboard!

I think it will not be so safe to put someone on a wheelchair that close to water, you will find this issue raised early on in this thread. Many boats currently utilize a deck crane for this job.

Now, if you must do, you have many solutions:
1) Design a 3 section passerelle, 2 sections would stretch out and form a two level sloping arm reaching the platform or 3 to fully expand and reach the dock. The issues I guess you will face would be the width of the arms, the angles of the slopes (which might add to the danger!) and the mechanics to do it properly that you don't loose function and be able to maintain.

2) Imagine this, on the aft seating on the main deck, the center or one of the side seats opens up like a trunk only to reveal a platform that accommodates the chair and hydraulically descends to the garage area, which I think will have to be light on toys to work with this.

3) The first step on the platform stairs from the top can move on a special track and descend like an escalator.

Any design will cost you weight and space for other equipment, and will add to the crew pain of maintaining passenger safety.

This is all I could come up with right now! Keep this running and show us some of your drafts and sketches if you may.

Good luck.

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These guys give our local disabled community a real taste of sea life.

Get in touch with Andy Le Seelleur, a fine chap to talk to, he's linked-in.

Le Tournoi pushes the boat out - Jersey News from ITV Channel Television - channelonline.tv
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... the main deck to the swimming platform... .
Try TNT Lift Systems. They can customize also.

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Just Google (swimming pool lifts) you'll find hundreds of pages.

her is just 2.

Swimming Pool Lifts | Hydraulic Pool Lift

Pool Lift | Aquatic Lift | Swimming Pool Lifts
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