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Accessible Boating: How To Make Boating Easier For Everyone

Boating is a favourite past time for many people but it can be more challenging for some. People with disabilities or mobility issues can find it difficult to get out on the water doing what they love. There are many boat features and accessories that can make boating that much easier for everyone.

Customizing boats

There are many different types of boats on the market but it can be difficult to find the one that will accommodate your family. Pontoons are a great option for boaters with physical disabilities because they have flat decks and lots of comfortable seating. They are also good for easy boarding because they usually sit level with the dock. A ramp can also be used for boarding a pontoon from an uneven dock.

Wheelchair accessible boats can be difficult to find and will often need to be customized to meet a user’s needs. For the most part, standard pontoons are the perfect boats for wheelchair users because they only need a few furniture changes to become fully accessible. A wheelchair can fit through a standard gate on a pontoon and can move around freely when there is ample aisle space.

Extra comforts

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a boat ride more enjoyable. Bimini boat tops are a great way to create some much-needed shade on a warm sunny day. They protect from the elements while still providing access into and out of the boat. Comfortable seating is also important to have even on the smallest utility boats especially during a long day of fishing. It’s important to consider upgrading for seats with extra support and armrests.

It can be difficult to find the perfect boat that meets everyone’s needs but there are lots of options out there and room for customization. Added features and modifications can make getting out on the water easier for everyone.


Click below for some fun entertainment ideas on small pontoon boats:

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