Our Universally Accessible Fleet

Sailors with disabilities need specially designed boats and kayaks that augment sailors with increased stability, agility, and mobility aboard a vessel. Here's how we do that.

Shake-A-Leg Miami’s fleet of ten sailboats, thirty kayaks, and safety ships have been purposely designed and actively modified so that they may accommodate a wide range of disabilities. Our fleet has been steadily growing and now offers a variety of sailing experiences to people of all ages. We are looking for ways to grow our fleet and watersport activities. You may help expand our fleet by donating a boat or making a donation by using this form.

Aerial View of our Facilities
Aerial View of our Dock

Our Fleet

Freedom Independence 20’ Sailboats

This 20’ boat was specifically designed for people with disabilities and is what launched the Shake-A-Leg Miami Program in 1989.

Hobie Cats

These mini catamarans require people on both sides and change the game for sailing, and also accessible to people with disabilities.


This 40’ Pontoon Boat is handicap accessible and takes out groups of up to 40 people for cruises on Biscayne Bay.

Chase Boats

Our fleet of chase boats accompanies sailors and children on all their expeditions.

Impossible Dream

The Impossible Dream is a universally accessible 60’ sailing catamaran that is fully operational by a person in a wheelchair. This magnificent vessel was conceived and built by Mike Browne, and later acquired and funded by Deborah Mellen.


The Sandy is a sailboat

Adaptive Kayaks

Thanks to the Woody Foundation, three Creating Abilities adaptive kayaks recently joined our fleet. Paddlesports can have many wonderful side effects including disability can be made vanish. With proper support and equipment, a paddler with a disability can participate equally and independently with family, a spouse, or friends. Each kayak provides as much or as little support as the paddler needs.

The fully outfitted kayak with the Creating Abilities Universal Seat and outrigger systems, providing the complete package to adapt to any paddler needing lateral stability. All of the components can be adjusted or removed individually, allowing for quick setup for a wide range of paddlers.

Make a Difference

Join a community of donors and volunteers providing an inclusive environment for people with disabilities, veterans, and their families.