Portable, Durable, Lightweight
Sand Rider custom beach wheelchairs are engineered from the ground up to be light and durable and easy to push even in deep sand or snow. They are stylish, easily disassembled for transport and storage and virtually maintenance free. Sand Rider is designed for active wheelchair users, families with disabilities and anyone who needs assistance walking over rough terrain.
Designer Bill Fertig, an avid beachgoer and a paraplegic, had tried out multiple beach wheelchairs with no satisfaction. Whether too heavy, too ugly, too hard to push or too unwieldy, the chairs simply didn’t fit Fertig’s needs. The Sand Rider solves those problems with a lightweight frame and low-pressure polyurethane tires that won’t sink into sand or deflate easily. The chair only weighs 49 lbs. and easily disassembles for transport.
• Superior stability
• Adjustable footrest
Designer Bill Fertig of Virginia Beach is a former police officer and avid beachgoer. A motorcycle wreck 14 years ago left him a paraplegic. Bill struggled with beach vacations for years. On a trip to Nags Head one summer, Fertig relied on a cumbersome wheelchair that even the strongest member of his family could barely push through the sand.
Fertig stayed back at the house so he wouldn’t be a burden while everyone played near the water. Frustration fueled his desire to invent a new, lightweight, manageable sand wheelchair. He enlisted help from his son, Chris, a marine engineer for Maersk Line Ltd. After 2½ years and four prototypes, the Sand Rider was born.
How easy is it to take apart or reassemble?
The unit can be separated into 3 basic parts plus the 2 large wheels in less than a minute. This is accomplished using four ergonomic twist knobs and two quick release pins. Watch our assembly video:
How much does it weigh?
The entire device, including the wheels, weighs 49 pounds. The heaviest single piece (the seat frame) weighs just 12 pounds.
I can’t afford it. Are there any grants available?
Yes, there are grants available for those with verifiable income limitations. Check out the links in THIS DOCUMENT to see if you are eligible. Now you also have the option to finance the full cost of your Sand Rider over 24-36 months interest free. Select the Klarna option at checkout to apply.
What is it made of?
The frame is powder coated aluminum. The upholstery is sling quality vinyl coated polyester, UV stable, Microban® antimicrobial protection, and GREENGUARD® Select Certified. Hardware is salt water resistant 316 stainless steel.
Is there any warranty?
Sand Rider warrants the frame and all components, except tires and wheels, to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three years from date of purchase. Wheels and tires are warranted for a period of 6 months for consumers, 3 months for third parties where the equipment is used in a rental business. Limitations and exclusions from this warranty: Damage due to normal wear and tear, failure to perform maintenance, negligence, accident, natural disaster or user modification of the product is specifically excluded from this warranty. This warranty does not include any shipping charges incurred for replacement or repair.
What is your return policy?
Unused products may be returned within 30 days from the delivery date, 100% complete, in re-sellable condition for full refund. Please note that the buyer is responsible for return shipping charges. Call 757-847-9338 for return merchandise authorization prior to shipment.
What are the product specifications?
Overall Length 72”
Overall Width 38”
Overall Height 48”
Assembled weight 49 pounds
Front wheel 11.8”
Rear wheels 19.3”
Recommended Maximum Weight 350 pounds
Seat height 19”
Seat width 18”
Seat depth 16”
Inter armrest spacing (comfort fit) 21”
Powder coated* aluminum 1.7” diameter frame, 1.3” diameter push handle
Sling quality vinyl coated polyester, UV stable, Microban® antimicrobial
protection, GREENGUARD® Select Certified
316 stainless steel bolts and nuts with nylon washers
WheeleezTM low pressure polyurethane tires, polypropylene hub, 1” bearing
(*Custom upholstery fabrics and frame coating materials may vary)
Patent no. 9662251
Virginia Beach Products LLC
5209 Cleveland Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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