SV Tenacious is currently the only sea-going tall ship in the world that can be sailed by a a truly mixed ability crew, including people with a wide variety of physical impairments and health conditions.

The accessible features of Tenacious, make every aspect of shipboard life available to all, from setting the sails, going aloft and helming the ship.

Among the many accessible features found onboard are:

  • wheelchair lifts and wide decks that provide equal and easy access throughout the ship
  • a speaking compass that enables those with visual impairments to steer the ship
  • power assisted steering and a joystick for people with limited dexterity
  • unique ascender systems that allow wheelchair users to experience ‘life aloft’ up our masts
  • Signage in braille, guidance tracks, tactile stair strips and raised directional arrows on handrails for people with visual impairments

Click here for more information on the accessibility of Tenacious.

Read more about Tenacious’ story here.

For a virtual tour of Tenacious follow the link below:

Tenacious Virtual Tour

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