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Thinking about the shape of things to come...

Update

We decided to take a look at the boat from a different perspective.  So, we commissioned Breathe Architects to prepare some renderings.  Our only stipulation was that they should think "outside  the box" - bearing in mind our desire to make the wheelhouse  accessible to PWDs, have flexible seating, and not limit ourselves  to the conventional.

Here are the some of the initial drawings that were displayed  at the Toronto International Boat Show.

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Update

Apart from being entertaining, the Roller Derby held on March 23, 2004  also provided some valuable input regarding the layout of the proposed  boat. Having the outline of the boat and its superstructure taped to the floor with numerous wheelchair drivers being asked to "undertake  manoeuvres" offered a whole new perspective on the space required and  the positioning of the fittings.

 Previously we had come up with some revised concept drawings aimed at  providing additional deck and storage space. It was just as well we had  since the limitations of the initial concept were exposed during the  Roller Derby. Here are some drawings of the Mark II version for  comparison with the earlier ones. It's 5' longer (60') and 3' wider at  26' - and it's a "double-decker."

 Click on the images for a larger view:

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Captain Eric Rogers has put a detailed specification together and we've  prepared some concept drawings of the boat we have in mind based on  discussions with a prospective builder. Both the specification and the  drawings are intended only as a starting point, leading eventually to  design proposals and detailed cost estimates. Transport Canada will be  involved in our discussions with prospective suppliers to ensure that  the entire vessel meets or surpasses regulatory standards.

Although it's early days we thought we would like give you a "flavour"  of where we are at - recognizing that the end result could be far  different than our initial "concept".

Click on the images for a larger view:

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