Welcome to The Wheelyboat Trust

The Wheelyboat Trust is a registered charity dedicated to providing mobility impaired people with the opportunity and freedom to enjoy waters large and small all over the UK in our wheelchair accessible Wheelyboats. Our role is to help and encourage venues open to the public to acquire Wheelyboats for their mobility impaired visitors and to help groups and organisations acquire Wheelyboats for their own use.


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Latest news

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Brand new Wheelyboat model in development – the Coulam Wheelyboat V17 – a multi-purpose craft designed for a wide range of activities from pleasure boating on canals to powerboating on inshore waters.  Launching Spring 2019.  Watch this space for news!



Come and see us at the Southampton International Boat Show – 14 to 23 September.  We will be exhibiting our Coulam Wheelyboat V20 2019 model.  Jim Coulam will also be there with his V29 landing craft workboat with 2½ tonne payload.  Enjoy a high-speed demos in both models and find out about the new Coulam Wheelyboat V17 and V24 models.


HRH The Princess Royal has launched Lymington Sailability’s V20 and a Coulam 16 Wheelyboat has been launched by the Assynt Crofters’ Trust. Click here for reports and photos.


A V20 is on order for Fife Sailability and V20 projects are underway for 1st Cuddington (Warspite) Sea Scouts and Wallingford Accessible Boat Club.  The first V17 will be going to Wareham Boat Hire in the New Year.  More news to follow!


Powerboat certification for disabled people is now available across the country.  The Wheelyboat Trust is delighted to support the RYA’s new powerboating scheme ‘Powerability’ that was launched at the Southampton Boat Show.  For more info click here.


Please Donate

The Wheelyboat Trust relies on donations from its supporters to develop and purchase new craft. Donations can be made in a variety of ways including online. Click here to make a donation.

Spring 2018 newsletter now available -

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The latest issue of the Trust’s annual newsletter Waterwheels is now available for download. Click here to read all our news from 2017.


Dreamstore.org, the charity that supports and promotes activities that benefit education, social inclusion and conservation through one of the nation’s favourite pastimes, fishing, has recently posted an article on the work of the Trust and how it helps fisheries acquire wheelchair accessible angling boats.  To read the post click here.


We have updated our Privacy Policy in line with General Data Protection Regulations – click here to read.

T: 01798 342222  E: info@wheelyboats.org