Hudson launches wheelchair accessible catamaran

Hudson Yacht Group has announced its newest HH catamaran design.

It says the HH44 Open has been designed in collaboration with the Disabled Sailors Association (DSA). As such, the HH44’s innovation and careful design enables disabled sailors to easily get on and off the boat, down into the hulls with full chair turning room, and up onto the side decks and foredeck. The new design is built around comfort and ease of use from a wheelchair.

Working directly in the UK with Mike Wood founder of the DSA UK, the company says naval architect James Hakes has created an outstanding design that will set a new benchmark in the industry.

The salon is 31sqm. At its forward end, an internal helm station offers complete weather protection and is ergonomically configured for full helm and sail control from a wheelchair. At its aft end is a complete working galley.

Performance tuning and VPP development for the daggerboard and rudder design comes from KND Sailing Performance. At only 9000kg displacement, a 19m carbon mast and carbon longeron with generous sail plan will ensure quality sailing even in light airs.

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