The Kingfisher Medway Trust is a registered charity. It was set up to commission the building of a boat specifically designed for adults and children who suffer from mental or physical disabilitites and their carers.
She was designed by a marine architect and constructed to meet all necessary safety requirements and is licensed to carry a maximum of 12 passengers.
A team of qualified skippers and trained crew members, all volunteers, operate the boat on its trips from her berth at Wateringbury on the river Medway.
The boat is fitted with a lift to help wheelchair users and others to get on board easily and safely. Space restricts us to carrying no more than 3 ordinary wheelchairs at any one time. Unfortunately, because of their weight, electric wheelchairs are a problem and can only be taken by prior arrangement when booking.
The front seating area has padded seats and backrests and the side curtains can be rolled up to allow you to feel close to the river on your cruise.
Don’t be put off if the weather isn’t particularly hot or sunny. The curtains are transparent, when rolled down you will still enjoy the sights of the river and have an interesting and enjoyable trip.
Once underway we make sure everyone is comfortable before offering tea, coffee, or soft drinks from the galley.
For extra comfort the WC area is big enough to accommodate a wheelchair. It is fitted out with disabled people in mind and has a basin with hot and cold water.