About Geoff Holt

Yachtsman, Ambassador & Motivational Speaker

Geoff was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984 and uses a wheelchair. In 1995 he became the inaugural Chairman of RYA Sailability. In 2007 he became the first severely disabled person to sail single-handed around Great Britain. In 2009 he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean unassisted. He was awarded an MBE for “Services to Disabled Sailing” in 2010 and named ‘Yachtsman of the Year’ shortly after. He was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire in 2012. He is a Council member of the RNLI. He is patron and ambassador for several charities for people with disabilities.

Geoff has 20 years experience in marketing & PR working for international accountancy firms Deloitte & Coopers & Lybrand. He holds a degree in Antiques and Auctioneering. He is the author of ‘Walking on Water’ and is a professional speaker. He is the founder of Wetwheels, an organisation that takes disabled people to sea in purpose-built, fully accessible motor boats.

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10 years of Wetwheels

10 years of Wetwheels

This year, 2021, Wetwheels celebrates our 10th anniversary. From humble beginnings we have come a long way in the past decade and, as the Founder of...

Wetwheels Texas?

Wetwheels Texas?

Now home from our trip to Galveston/Houston (Texas) to investigate interest in taking Wetwheels to the USA, I thought I would share our week in the...

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I’m a huge fan of the @WetwheelsSolent and the work they do to provide opportunities for people with a disability to access the sea in a safe and rewarding way. The weather didn’t stop us catching up today and supporting the Barrier Free Boating weekend alongside @SailDisability


Thanks to
@WesComSR @AllyOgg for supporting
@WetwheelsFdn with the flare #amnesty
@pooleyachtclub supporting
@RNLI @JubileeSailing
and @sail2help

@WetWheels @musclewarrior @WetwheelsFdn Hi Geoff, I'm trying to get my dream up and running. Not sure if there's anything you could do to help spread the word but I'd be massively grateful

A privilege to chat tonight with Geoff Holt MBE DL #topman & to host the last show of Series II which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/tFKpw945S_Q ~ so, that’s a wrap, 38 episodes over 23 months of the @musclewarrior (Muscle Help Foundation) charity’s ICW #broadcast initiative ♥️ https://twitter.com/WetWheels/status/1494280510025129985

Geoff Holt MBE DL@WetWheels

Delighted to be in conversation with our friends at @musclewarrior next Tuesday. Click this link to reserve your free space: http://ow.ly/hjY050HXtna 😎

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2 months ago
Geoff Holt MBE

Busy day on Saturday..! A really fantastic day to be involved. Princess Royal and husband Sir Tim were on form. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looked like a great day with superb weather

3 months ago
Geoff Holt MBE

Delighted and honoured to carry the #Baton 🔥 for the Birmingham 2022 #Commonwealth Games yesterday. Particular thanks to Hovertravel Ltd for looking fter me on the 'flight' from #Southampton to #Southsea, fantastic departure committee and welcome committee. Who knew, hovercraft were so accessible and fun. Maybe a future Wetwheels Foundation idea? 🤣🤔😎 ... See MoreSee Less

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I’ll be touching that tonight Geoff Holt MBE #QBR2022 how great is that

Huge congratulations Geoff, you kept that one quite. Well done Mike & Jill

Hi my nephew Nicholas brought it to the Isle of Wight last night on the hover from Southsea very exciting and proud moment for the family Diddy x

Geoff Holt is definitely very cool. Looking good Geoff

Well done Geoff brilliant

Nice on Geoff well done


How cool is that? (And by the same token, how cool are you?!) xx

Looking good mate



Hovertravel is fum x


Wow! That's awesome!

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Some Kind Words About Geoff’s Work

“Exposing our R&D staff to new ideas and challenging accepted thinking is part of our continuing commitment to be innovation leaders. Your insights and personal story were an inspiration to all who attended.”


“Geoff had the whole audience fully engaged – he was highly professional and motivating and we would recommend him to anyone looking for a fantastic speaker.”

J.P. Morgan

“His story is truly inspirational and really caught the imagination of the whole room. His drive, spirit and determination, delivered in a very factual way, had the whole audience mesmerised for the whole session.”

M&S Money

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