Ricon Commercial Hydrolic Wheelchair Lift on the Starboard helm door provides safe, step-free access from floating or fixed docks from 6 inches to 4.5 feet above the water.
Custom 36" wide Transom Roll-A-Ramp provides safe, flat, level access to floating docks, or our wheelchair dinghy and many pontoon boats with a slight incline.
You will be able to
Take the Helm as Skipper in Command - even head control only
Learn Radio Communication - switch Adapted Independance
Learn Navigation by Vector and Raster Charts with GPS at our wheelchair friendly Navigation Station with Accessible Controls
Land a fish with the wink of an eye or twitch of a finger using our Adapted Powered Fishing Reels
Explore nature by Kayak - featuring custom solid wheelchair seat backrest & cusion with Limited Dexterity Paddle Holder
Discover hard-to-reach locations on our unique EZ-Dock Power Wheelchair Dingy with Roll-A-Ramp accerss to boat lauches and most Dingy Docks - or just for fun!
Interact with the underwater world floating on the surface-down with a Brownie Hooka full facemask to breath freely
Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom, Shower, Galley, even ceiling lift for transfers / dressing
Comming Soon - Challenges solved - Sponsors needed
Kayak Hands-free with Joystick or Sip-n-Puff Electric Power
Drive an Electric Wheelchair Motorcycle
Cruise from the flybridge, and safely access ALL fixed dock heights, and securely board dinghy, swim, snorkel or Hooka with a transom swim platform elevator
Signup to Join Our Crew for a Day! Its FREE!
We provide opportunities for Cruising portions of America's Great Loop to mobility impaired, disabled, elderly, and terminally ill wheelchair users to whom this type of adventure would otherwise seem out of reach or impossible. Candidates include the alarmingly growing number of Veterans diagnosed with ALS, Quadriplegics and Paraplegics from Spinal Cord Injury, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Parkinson's, etc.
Future opportunities to become a member and live onboard 1 to 4 weeks while cruising anywhere along the route. A new adventure every day!
Big, Worthwhile Adventures Require Effort and Perseverance
After extensive searching, we originally believed only a very expensive, new custom build would be required to make this adventure possible. Perseverance, perseverance, perseverance. After more than 1 year of searching, we identified 3 very unique vessels with the potential to truly Broaden Horizons. Each vessel has its own character, history, advantages and disadvantages.
Possibilities has already cruised 2000 miles of the 6000 miles of America's Great Loop having come down the Ohio River to the Cumberland River to the Tennessee River to the Tom BigaBee Canal to Mobile Bay, New Orleans, Across the Gulf and down Florida's west coast.
She can be skippered by head control or interfaced to your power wheelchair joystick or head array!
Contact us about a very limited number of Memberships to participate in future cruising's or even the entirety of America's Great Loop now! Guest Crew Memberships are now Available: 1 Platinum, 4 Gold, 6 Silver, and 5 Copper
This Adventure will repeat annually, providing opportunities for Cruising portions of America's Great Loop - circumnavigation of Eastern North America - including The Great Lakes, the Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Missouri Rivers, the Gulf Coast, Florida Keys, Cuba & the Bahamas, then up the intracoastal waterway from Florida to New York, up the Hudson and through the Erie Canal to the St. Lawrence Seaway and Canada's Heritage Canals. Come aboard for 1 to 4 Weeks anywhere along the route or even spend 1 year aboard and complete the entire Great Loop! A new adventure around every bend!
Sleeps 6-9, 2 Heads, Electric Wheelchair Dinghy, Starboard Hydraulic Wheelchair Lift and Folding Aluminum Wheelchair Gangplank on the Transom. Flybridge access has been designed but support is needed to implement.
Possibilities II' - a Wheelchair Friendly, Carribean-capable Live-aboard Motor Yacht - Comming 2nd Half of 2019!
Will be retrofit, modified, and improved over the next 6 months.
This 76' Aluminum Vessel was custom-built by the Darling brothers in Jeffersonville Indiana, across the Ohio river from where Possibilities I was crafted. She can handle both America's Great Loop as well as take you to Cuba, Dominican Republic, or anywhere else in the Caribbean.
She features 30 inch and 36 inch wheelchair friendly doors throughout, will be outfitted with 3 Wheelchair Lifts providing access to the lower Berth level, Salon Level, Flybridge, Aft Cockpit, with ability to safely get on and off the vessel on either the port or starboard side and any dock height from water level to 16 feet above the level. Additionally wheelchairs can roll on and off flat and level on our Electric Wheelchair Dinghy off the aft cockpit swim platform, or access docks from water level to 6 feet above the water if backed into a slip Stern first.
Sleeps 6-12 in 3-4 Berths with 2.5 Heads, With 2000 gallon deisel fuel capacity her efficient 300 hp Cummings Diesel Engines only have 800 hours, and run efficiently should provide 1500+ miles range with safe reserve. She has 2 generators, a Geothermal Heat Pump and a diesel boiler to keep her cozy in both warm and cold weather. We plan to outfit her with a LifePo4 Lithium-Solar DC Power System to Provide Greater off Grid Independence allowing more flexibility when anchoring out from locations that are not so wheelchair friendly.
The Future with your Help! 'Possibilities III' a Wheelchair-Friendly Sailboat
Still just a dream, but a realistic one with your support! The Caribbean, Mediterranian, Transatlantic, and the 1st Circumnavigation of the Earth by a Disabled Crew in 5 years!
Custom-designed and built from the keel-up to be captained from a wheelchair and is capable of sailing anywhere in or around the world.
The world is an oyster for Possibilities III. If you imagine an adventure on the high seas, this AMAZING vessel could make it possible. European, Middle East, and North Africa, Mediterranean, Transatlantic crossing, Caribbean Island-Hopping, Panama Canal, Columbia, eastern United States and North Eastern Canada, even Circumnavigation by the world's first mobility impaired crew would be possible! Bring your dreams and let's make them POSSIBLE!
Big, Worthwhile Adventures Require Effort and Perseverance
Access to affordable, maintainable independent wheelchair-friendly transportation is the number one impediment holding back mobility impaired individuals worldwide. The ability to go out and get a job to support one's family is the first request we've heard from the developing world. But access to independent transportation remains a major problem in the developed world also.
Get around your community independently 30 mph for 30-50 miles range. This project is more about independent local community transportation at an affordable price, but can also be a lot of fun!
Operatation with handlebars like a Motorcycle is available now.
Joystick operation under development.
Adrenaline your thing?
This Tesla-Like Electric Wheelchair Trike will be capable of blistering acceleration, 75 mph Freeway Speeds with 100+ mile range.
Advancing future development of cost-effective, personal wheelchair-friendly local transportation in developing nations empowering those currently confined to their home to participate economically in the growth of their nation, helping themselves and their families.
Ever wonder what it would be like to soar like a bird? AbleEagle will give Wings to those who have lost their Legs. Inclusivity does not mean going for a ride, we have a designed and intend to equip AbleEagle with electronic joystick controls, so that anyone can operate a power wheelchair can fly as PILOT-IN-COMMAND,
Give Wings to those who have lost their Legs! Lift a Spirit, Change a Life..
Flight Experiences are available to Young and Young at Heart, Wheelchair Users and Non-Wheelers, At-Risk-Youth and those who just need to be shown other possibilities.
Sponsors may suggest someone and be on hand the day of the flight, or may remain anonymous and enjoy photos and videos we will share.