Luxury yacht charter for guests with disabilities
For those guests with disabilities there are now suitable vessels to charter. Luxury superyachts often have very narrow decks, accommodation on the lower, middle or upper deck or difficult access to facilities. Thankfully there’s now a fabulous selection of yachts that can be chartered by people with disabilities.
Get in touch with the experts who know and can suggest the most suitable vessels that have been altered to enable disabled passengers to enjoy a vacation of a lifetime. Also View Yachts With Lifts Below.
Boarding the superyacht
Getting on board a superyacht for disabled guests can be a bit of a problem. With this in mind some vessels have been specifically built to accommodate wheelchairs in their gangways or passarelles as they are often known. The gangways are also wide enough for three people, i.e. one who may have walking difficulties with one assistant either side. Electric elevators are also an addition that can make getting in and out easy for those guests confined to a wheelchair.
The design of the yacht
Once disabled passengers are actually on board the yacht, wide decks and large doors without sills make life so much easier. Cabins and master suites on many superyachts can be found on the main deck to enable straightforward access from cabin to the dining area or saloon. Handrails are often installed so passengers have something to hold on to while very large showers mean carers can help wash the disabled person easily.
Different levels on board
Disabled guests are now able to enjoy the sky lounge areas and upper decks on a number of superyachts. Elevators provide the perfect solution for access to the different levels of decks on board. If there isn’t room for an elevator, chair lifts are the answer. These are usually located on the sides of the staircase from the lower deck to the upper deck. There is one yacht that has an elevator to help guests from the aft deck to the stern platform. This offers easy access if guests fancy a swim.
Attention to detail
Superyachts pay great attention to detail when it comes to the special needs market. Wheelchairs are difficult to negotiate around the decks and cabins while at the dining table, there has to be enough space for a wheelchair. Guests should be able to move anywhere when on board a superyacht, not just confined to one area.
Entertainment areas on board often have a number of armless chairs so guests can move from their wheelchair to a chair. Spaces between sofas, chairs and coffee tables are also taken into consideration for disabled people.
Friendly crew members
Crew members are carefully vetted before they begin work on a superyacht regarding guests with disabilities. Friendly crew will go that extra mile to make sure all of their particular needs are well catered for.
Disabled holidaymakers can still sail
Disabled guests can charter superyachts, motor yachts or sailing yachts all of which have the special facilities needed. One such superyacht has cockpit lounges where there are seat belts so special needs guests can enjoy themselves no matter what the weather conditions outside might be.
Special safety equipment has also been installed to make sure handicapped people are kept safe at all times.