THE DEFIANCE 35
TOTALLY ACCESSIBLE SAILBOAT
The complement to the Silver Sailer 35 and developed for the non-profit organization Shannon River Marine Heritage Foundation is the totally adaptive sea proven Defiance 35. The Defiance 35 evolved from the Shannon Shoalsailer 35 which has low heeling moments and provides a safe and comfortable powering or sailing experience. The spacious cockpit can accommodate a flexible combination of wheelchairs and walking assistance devices. Like the Warrior 28, the Defiance 35 sailboat resolves accessibility issues with the same adaptive marine equipment but also employs a specially designed motorized sailing helm station, a second safety helm, ouboards powered with joystick controls, and two easy to operate and use sailing rigs, the Shannon Scutter rig and Walt Schulz's innovative DIAD rig, designed for sailors with mobility issues.
Sailing with limited mobility or wheelchair use is no longer an