Wetwheels Edinburgh naming ceremony

HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of The Wetwheels Foundation, took to the water at Port Edgar Marina to officially name Wetwheels Edinburgh on a very special day.

In glorious sunshine, having been welcomed by Wetwheels Founder Geoff Holt MBE DL, HRH The Princess Royal took to the water on Wetwheels Edinburgh, the latest addition to the Wetwheels fleet and then met those who have helped make this happen.

The new boat, in this stunning location, will help deliver our Mission to offer unique experiences for people with disabilities, including those with complex challenges and impairments, by providing fully accessible and purpose-built powerboat trips across the UK.

Wetwheels Edinburgh offers experiences such as viewing the majestic UNESCO registered Forth Rail Bridge from the sea, meeting the seals and puffins on the local islands, or seeing the Naval Dockyard of Rosyth where the new aircraft carriers were constructed.

The wonderful location will enable charities, schools, a range of voluntary organisations and individuals from across the country to access an exciting and shared experience this summer and for future generations to come.

“Scotland is home to some the finest waters in the world, and we have worked very hard to bring our Wetwheels experience north of the border to allow everyone to enjoy these unparalled opportunities.

Eighty per cent of Wetwheels participants have never previously been on the open water. By removing barriers to experience the benefits on health and wellbeing that the water can provide, we aim to give people a sense of new-found independence and joy.

As a keen sailor, HRH The Princess Royal truly understands the benefits to be gained for everyone from being on the open water. We are very proud to have her support, and that of the Edinburgh community - thank you to everyone has helped make this dream a reality.” Geoff Holt MBE DL.

To find out more or to support the work of Wetwheels Edinburgh please visit their web page.