Circumnavigate with a Mixed Ability Crew connecting peoples and cultures to create inclusive global communities while driving attention and awareness to the United Nations treaty recognizing Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities Worldwide.
Two If By Sea has been sketched as a conceptual design. This inclusive design makes multipurpose use of spaces with one level living, would be safer even for a elderly retired sailing couple to handle, and completely off-grid carbon neutral. She would be all electric capable of recharging her batteries from solar, wind or dragging the props under sail. These are all proven technologies. She would feature an innovative sail plan with 2 smaller freestanding masts fixed to the base of the hull with new innovative soft wing sails that can be raised or reefed with the push of a button, or allowed to turn freely into the wind. Removing the focus on living in the halls allows the holes to be narrower and much more efficient with increased performance and safety while simultaneously making inclusive accessibility significantly easier and realistic.
Next step is a detailed hull design by a nautical architect and engineer that has demonstratably experience thinking outside the box. It has been discussed with some of the world's leading catamaran designers and received with enthusiasm. The cost of this detailed design will be around $10,000.
The cost to build a 45' hull could range between $175k and $300k depending where, by whom, and how it is built. A larger 50'-55' vessel would be capable of more but also at nearly double the cost. We hope to outfit the vessel with equipment and systems from sponsors installed and implemented by volunteers. Of course all of this could be significantly accelerated through implementation by experienced professionals with an increased budget. Total build and outfit cost could be between $200,000 and $600,000.