It was a moment of immense pride to see Wetwheels Jersey for the
first time yesterday, laying at anchor in Osborne Bay in the Isle
of Wight. As we motored up to her in Wetwheels Solent, it was
a surreal, deja-vu moment - just like looking in the mirror.
In just over a year since our visit to Jersey in 2012, Andy
le Seeleur and his team in Jersey not only had the vision and
foresight to recognise the benefit a Wetwheels boat could bring to
disabled people in Jersey, they actually raised the money, placed
the order and Cheetah Marine delivered their magnificent new boat
yesterday. Identical in just about every way to our
The Cheetah's were like a pair of cubs playing as they chased
each other across the Solent - not quite the Serengetti, but you
get the picture..!! As my wife rightly stated: "Two little boys had
two little toys".
It was a case of "double-take" for passengers as we passed
various cruise ships, ferries and boats on our way into Gunwharf
Marina - thanks to Kevin at OnBoard Charters for his help in
getting the photographs.
WWJ is currently on her way across the Channel to her new home
in Jersey. It is heartening to know that she will soon be
giving the same pleasure to elderly, disabled and disadvantaged
people that we provide here in Hampshire.
Now, who fancies the challenge of operating a Wetwheels 3?