The Chair-E-Yacht got no action at the opening bid of $899.
The cleverly named Chair-E-Yacht was designed to help people in wheelchairs get around town easier. The idea is that you could roll a wheelchair up the ramp, lock yourself in, and then use the ‘yacht’ to navigate smaller streets. It was capable of hitting 15-20mph thanks to what looks to be a 5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton motor, and it seems only about 1,200 were ever built.
From a 1977 article in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance called “Help for the handicapped“:
“An outdoor gasoline-powered vehicle, the Chair-E-Yacht, allows a wheelchair user to drive at about 12 to 15 miles per hour. Write to Chair-E-Yacht, P.O. Box 231, Shoshoni, Wyoming 82649”
This specific Chair-E-Yacht is claimed to run well, though it could use some cosmetic work. It has a reverse gear, cigarette lighter, and electric start.
Find this Chair-E-Yacht for sale in South Point, Ohio with an opening bid of $899