Solis Invictis

Dufour43 Atoll Solis Invictis, an accessible sailing boat
Easy and safe in all circumstances, the Dufour Atoll 4 is designed for sailing enthusiasts who are seeking - above all - escape and serenity. With or without crew, the Atoll 4 is always ready to welcome friends. More than on any other boat the living space, both day and night, has been given priority. Terrace on the sea, deck saloon, navigation station, galley, cockpit, and steering station are all on one level allowing everyone to move around with ease, and enjoy 360-degree visibility while participating directly in onboard activities.

In order to offer the joys of sailing and relaxed and happy vacations to disabled guests, we made the following adjustments to this boat:
We created a “catwalk” sized 2.5m long and 90cm wide, with 10cm heightened borders (in order to avoid any accidents while a wheelchair is on its way in or out). There is a rail on one side that supports walking persons.

accessible catwalk

This catwalk can also be used for another purpose: it can help the guest to slide into the sea, or, reversely, to get back into the yacht. Someone who is not strong enough, or is disabled, will be able to sit on the half-sank board, enjoy the sea, and then be lifted back on the yacht together with the board.

4-point safety belts are installed on the lounge and keep the passengers stable and safe from any unwanted forward or left-right movements of the boat in case of bad weather. On the couches of the lounge, our guests are also protected from the cold/heat spraying/wind while enjoying a panoramic view of the sea and participating in all activities with their friends. The roof can slide open and allow sunbathing from the same position. The tables in the lounge can host 8 persons, and a board fits between them for easy access by wheelchair users.

There are handlebars surrounding the yachts and all its areas that allow people with instability in walking to make their way with safety without a risk of stumbling.

Each boat carries two aisle-chairs of our own pattern to allow easy access to the cabins and the restroom-where normal wheelchairs do not fit-, and a special lift to help people with more serious disabilities transfer from their own chairs to the aisle ones.

These special-made chairs go to the lower level where the cabins are via a special platform (created with the highest safety standards), which is operated electronically.

The restrooms of the yachts have special handlebars installed to fit all the needs of our guests. Both the restrooms and the cabins can be also accessed with a lift that helps people with a more grand disability.

The yachts have also immense storing capacities, and can house all the luggage and equipment of our passengers.
There is also a special barbeque with lava stones, and we very often arrange barbeque nights with our captains that can also entertain our guests with music (guitar/accordion). The entertainment of our guests is also enhanced with the on-board television and DVD player.

We are set and ready to offer the best vacations to people with disabilities, and we are proud to be among the very few around the world that arrange this kind of vacations- with sailing yachts.

Of course, this is a continuing attempt, and we will keep on further adjusting our yachts in order to perfect them.

Safety Navigation Miscellaneous
Life jackets
Safety harnesses
Horse shoe bouy
Inflatable life raft
Emergency tiller
Floating light
Box of flares
Torch
First aid kit
V.H.F
Bosun’s chair
Navigation lights
IOR dan buoy
Safety net
GPS
Autopilot
Echo-sounder
Log
Wind speed
Windex
Main compass
Clock, Barometer
Binoculars
Hand bearing compass
Flags QNC
List of lights
Pilot book
Sea charts
Cockpit control panel
Dinghy
Diving mask
Flippers
Bimini
Sun awning
Gangway
Cockpit table
Sprayhood
Ships licence
BBQ
Electric fridge
Electric windlass
Manual windlass
Electric bilge pump
Gas stove with oven
Gas bottle
Hot water
Battery charger + wire
Radio-CD player
12 volt socket
Safe
Swimming ladder
Deck shower
Tools
Sail repair kit
Lazy-Jacks
Towels
Bed-linen
Final cleaning included
Additional hatches
Safety Navigation Miscellaneous
GMDSS
EPIRB
Compressor fridge
220 volt socket
Generator
Cockpit speakers
Inverter
Convertable 3 or 4 cabins
Holding Tank

Additional equipment

Colour chart plotter
TV
Transfer from next airport
Mobile phone
Half board meals
Fishing Gear
Skipper
Genaker
Solar panel

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