Lewistown man creates wheelchair-accessible drift boat

Photo: warriorsandquietwaters.org

Hanging on the wall in Brett Nienhuis’ living room are three 8-inch-by-12-inch photos of an angler in a wheelchair reeling in a fish from a drift boat — an aluminum boat that Nienhuis built in his Lewistown shop.

“I still get choked up when I look at the photos,” he said.

The 16-foot boat, named the Inspiration model, was fitted with a door on the port (left) side to which a hideaway ramp can be fitted to roll a wheelchair on board. Once on the craft, the wheelchair can be fastened down on a non-skid floor. A seat to the left of the wheelchair allows a guide easy access to help the angler fish.

LINK (via: Billings Gazette)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *