Engineering a new type of boat lift

Supported by European Regional Development Funding (ERDF)


About the project

Access Lifts is a specialist firm in central Dorset offering a wide range of access solutions for different modes of transport. Understanding that wheelchair users find it increasingly difficult to access transport, the company produce a variety of options, including bespoke designs. In particular, they specialise in disabled access lifts for boats and yachts.

In 2018, Access Lifts were awarded AUB-ERDF innovation funding to further develop a prototype of a new lift design that’s unique to the market.

You can find out more about their work here.


European Structural and Investment Funds

This project is supported through match-funding by the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. This fund was established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. This investment will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit