10 People with disabilities love being on the water, just like their friends and families. Development of Portable Watercraft Transfer Technology was undertaken in response to needs identified by adaptive recreation programs such as Wilderness Inquiry and Courage Center. The transfer process into or out of a boat can be hazardous to both the person being transferred and those assisting. Transfers are occurring in an inherently unstable situation, often from one height to another. A portable solution was identified as preferable, so people would be able to go boating where they want to, and not be limited to one dock, or one boat.