Ever since the Titanic, calling something “unsinkable” feels like tempting fate at the least. But hey, after looking at what this Self-Righting Capsize Recovery Boat can do we’ll take our chances.
This boat is called Thunder Child, courtesy of Safehaven Marine company. It has been developed to serve as a first-response watercraft for law enforcement and offshore patrol.
The unique feature of this boat is, of course, its stubborn reluctance to sink. It is especially impressive when you look at its self-righting mechanism in action. Even when completely flipped over, Thunder Child manages to find its balance and quickly recover after capsize.
Even putting aside this boat’s rolly-polly qualities, it shows some impressive performance details. It can cut through waves like hot knife through butter even in the roughest weather conditions.
Thunder Child can reach a top speed of 54 knots powered by two Caterpillar turbocharged diesel engines.
If you ever wind up on board of Self-Righting Capsize Recovery Boat you can probably rest assured that most of your trip will be spent in an upright position.