Most of us don’t have to think twice about getting on a boat and enjoying an afternoon on the lake but for some that has become trickier over the years. For Adam Begley he knew he had to make a difference for his father Phil, who for years struggled to get on and off the boat. The Handicaptain is a dock to boat personal transfer system that gets people into their boat and out on the water when it’s not easy to just jump in and go. Adam Begley says, “We wanted something safe that he could operate himself or with the assistance of a helper. This extended his boating hobby another 4 or 5 years.”
This invention has been years in the making for Adam and his family– over 15 years to be exact. Like any great idea, it doesn’t happen overnight but what motivated him was the look on his father’s face. “It was something that he really appreciated and I would like to see that look on other people that can’t move around. That look on their face is gratifying.”
The lift system simply put helps people get off their dock and into the boat. “Certain people get to a stage in their life where they can’t just hop on the boat like you or I and so they need a little extra help and this allows them to continue boating into the later years in their life,” says Founder/Owner of the Handicaptain, Adam Begley.
The system resembles a hospital lift with a ceiling trap above. It can carry up to 450 lbs and picks up passengers and lifts them safely into the boat all with a handheld remote control.
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