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Accessible Boating - Get Aloat In A Special Boat

.is a Charity that offers opportunities for people with access difficulties to go boating on the Basingstoke Canal from Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham in Hampshire, UK.

There are two self steer boats that are specially designed and equipped with facilities for less-mobile passengers who have able-bodied assistance. Self-drive hirings are open to both novices and experienced boaters alike. Full tuition tailored to individual requirements is provided at the start of each cruise by trained despatchers. If you need any information about boat handling, support etc. please do not hesitate to contact them.


Dawn is a day boat

Offering covered accommodation for up to 6 wheelchairs and their carers (12 people maximum including the steerer) with central heating, a hob for a kettle, electro-hydraulic lift to carry wheelchairs from deck to saloon and a flushing toilet. More details HERE


is a cruising holiday boat With 7 berths, including a full-sized hospital bed with hoist. It has hydraulic lifts, galley, accessible toilet and shower and many special features to assist the party to have an enjoyable cruising holiday. More details HERE



Below from The left ABA patron Timothy West, President Mildred Stocks, ABA patron Prunella Scales and past chairman Tony Carter

Get afloat in a special boat


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 Registered Charity 295034

First Published 03/05/2012 

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