Martin 16

Martin 16 sailboat

The Martin 16 is a Canadian trailerable sailboat, that was designed by Don Martin of Vancouver, British Columbia, specifically as a boat for disabled sailors 1995. The Martin 16 is a fractional sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder and a lifting weighted bulb keel. Both the mainsail and the jib are mounted with booms. Sailors sit in a forward-facing seat, and all controls and lines are led to the cockpit to allow sailing without having to move from that seat. The rudder is controlled with a joystick. There is a second seat behind the command seat for a passenger, crew or instructor. Read more on Wikipedia Current boat builder KAPE Boatworks

Steve Alvey is the source for assistive tech for the Martin 16. Contact him at: [email protected] or 1-403-870-7210

Steering Adaptations

Martin 16: Tractor Steering

For those sailors who have difficulty with the standard Martin 16 joystick steering, a “tractor” steering option can be installed ...

Seating Adaptations

Martin 16: Rear Seat Support

At the Clagett Regatta in Newport, the Martin 16s are sailed in double-handed format. In the photo below, Sarah Everhart ...

Martin 16: KAPE Seat

The KAPE seat is an upgrade to the stock Martin 16 seat that provides additional trunk support. There are adjustable ...