Inclusive luxury: Making motoryachts accessible to all with style

S. McCartan, Deana C McDonagh

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Abstract

This paper will discuss a unique inclusive design approach that accommodates a bespoke wheelchair within a luxury environment of a motor-yacht. The saloon seating area slides gracefully to allow the lift to raise the wheel chair from the bedroom in the hull. The bedroom has a larger shower room and resolved access to storage. This groundbreaking project leads the way in de-stigmatising disability, moving boat design towards a more inclusive field and opening up this leisure activity to an ever increasingly number of people with disabilities within our population. The material landscapes (the products that fill our environments) we construct within our personal lives and inherit in public environments have a significant impact upon our daily experiences. They affect our work productivity, our feeling of well-being, and sense of being socially connected. The material landscape shapes the perception of our own independence. People should be empowered by design, but are often stymied by things that have been designed poorly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Conference in Marine Design, Papers
Pages77-84
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventInternational Conference in Marine Design - Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 14 2011Sep 15 2011

Publication series

NameRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Conference in Marine Design, Papers

Other

OtherInternational Conference in Marine Design
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCoventry
Period9/14/119/15/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    McCartan, S., & McDonagh, D. C. (2011). Inclusive luxury: Making motoryachts accessible to all with style. In RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Conference in Marine Design, Papers (pp. 77-84). (RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Conference in Marine Design, Papers).