Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, America’s Freedom Sailor is a non-profit organization with a mission to build the largest accessible tall ship in the world, and the only one in the United States. The founder, Mr. Jan Olijve, is a Dutchman who co-founded Travel & Tourism For All – promoting standardized accessibly throughout Europe. “It’s time America has its own specialized sailing vessel,” said Jan Olijve.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2013, there are over 70 million people with disabilities in the U.S., as well as thousands of wounded American soldiers. Our goal is to accommodate people with disabilities, along with their family and friends, to explore the high seas. New Orleans is a major port city, and the perfect location to launch America’s Freedom Sailor. This innovative concept will introduce shipbuilding and universal design in the United States. The time is now for America to spread goodwill globally and become the leader in the advancement of people with special needs.