sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : To make dreams come true - a totally wheelchair-accessible yacht

To make dreams come true - a totally wheelchair-accessible yacht

'Uri from above'    .

It is not very often - almost never - that Sail-World Cruising offers a boat for sale, but this amazing wheelchair- accessible yacht is such a unique item that we want to see it find a good home.
Uri cockpit control and galley -  .. .  

The Uri was built in Damstra shipyard in Holland in 1992 for a sixty-year-old sailor who had become paraplegic and didn't want to give up his life-long passion for sailing. The loving care he invested in designing, sailing and maintaining the Uri is apparent in every aspect of the boat. He calls her his 'treasure', 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'.
Uri saloon -  .. .  

It's true, of course, and it took two long years of planning by the owner and his marine engineer friend, and then it was one full year in the construction process. In all my years as a journalist working in the sailing world, I have never seen such a uniquely built boat, optimized for all the needs of a handicapped person.
Uri cabin plan -  .. .  

As you will see by examining the photos in this article, every part of the yacht is accessible for a wheelchair. For instance, the engine room can be accessed from all sides by wheelchair, all the sails operate with motorized winches located inside the upper deck, and all the electronic equipment (upgraded constantly so it is of the highest standard) is similarly accessible. You can even go swimming with the help of a hydraulic crane from the aft sundeck, and there is a hydraulic lift that allows you to move between the upper and lower decks.

Guests that the owner has had visit during his summer holidays are always amazed to see how simple the operations are, and how the brilliant planning from the start has now made the dream of sailing for a wheelchair-bound sailor not only possible, but simple.

After sailing the Uri for eighteen years, the owner is now ready to sell. The yacht is presently in the Mediterranean.

Uri sail plan -  .. .  
Flag USA
LOA 16.43m
LWL 13.93m
Beam 5.60m
Draft 2.40m
Displacement 38 metric tonnes
Hull Material Aluminum
Engine Perkins M165T, 150hp
Generator Kohler 16 KW
Fuel Capacity 3200 liters
Freshwater Capacity 1600 liters
Sail Area 128.5 m2

To find out more about the Uri, or make an offer, click here?nid=87590.




by Nancy Knudsen

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=87590

2:55 AM Tue 23 Aug 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Yacht feature

Related News Stories:

14 Dec 2013  Shazzam! It's Azzam
26 Nov 2013  Yacht of the Week: Hanse 415
15 Nov 2013  Seahawk arrives, first of Perini Navi 60m sailing yachts
28 Oct 2013  New Aventura 43, light, fast, stable, roomy - at a reasonable price
23 Oct 2013  Yacht Feature: Hallberg Rassy 55
18 Oct 2013  Is it a bird? Is it a fish? No, it's superyacht JAZZ.
01 Oct 2013  Yacht Feature: Winner 9.00, 'European Yacht of the Year' nomination
17 Sep 2013  New from Jeanneau in 2013: Sun Odyssey 469 and 41DS
02 Sep 2013  European Yacht of the Year nomination: The Allures 39.9
02 Sep 2013  European Yacht of the Year nomination: The Allures 39.9
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World























2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii












































Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3   
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front   
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing   
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT