Great News! Our new boat is a 1987 Chris Craft, 32' Amerosport Express
and it should be handicap-accessible by August, 1.
(While Florida weather is usually great, each day of rain has set us back.
We are working as hard as we can, and expect to be ready by early Aug.)
St. Lucie Marine is generously providing hauling, launching, and workspace so we can re-configure the stern of the boat and add a transom door and a ramp to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility aids. We are very grateful for their help. You can call St. Lucie Marine at: 772 - 692 - 2000.
Check back often as we update the progress of the conversion work.
New pictures below from Wednesday, 4/11/2012
All fiberglass work is complete and new Star Board sliding doors have
been installed at port aft storage area. Next is finish sanding and painting.
Electrical system, generator, and main engines,
have been serviced and are all working well.
ADA approved aluminum wheelchair ramp was delivered 4/20/2012.
New pictures below from Thursday, 3/8/2012
3/8/2012, Wheel chair opening is ready for finish sanding and to be prepped for paint work. These past weeks, volunteers spent many hours buffing and waxing all the areas that were not being fiberglassed.
12/21, Both sides of the opening are ready for fairing compound
12/20, Final layers of mat have been layed up on both sides of the opening
12/16, First three layers of mat have been layed up on both side of the opening
12/10, Insides of plywood cores have been fiberglassed and bonded into place.
11/25, Deck extension has been installed and side cores are being fitted.
11/14, Rough cuts for transom door have been completed. Finished size will be 39 1/4" wide and accommodate wheelchairs up to 36" wide. The next step is to install the extension of the deck.
On 11/12 we marked out the opening for the transom door and made cuts.
11/8, The boat finally made its way from New Smyrna to St. Lucie Marine.
If you would like to contact Dream Waves America for any reason, please use:
or: Telephone: 772 - 287 - 6066
or: U.S. Mail: Dream Waves America, Inc.
1933 SW Palm City Rd. B
Stuart, FL 34994 - 4228