VIDEO: Crash Test Boat Series

Published on March 4th, 2015

What really happens during a capsize? Why did so many abandon yachts in the 1979 Fastnet, only to lose their lives in liferafts while their boats were recovered afloat? Yachting Monthly and Mike Golding capsized a yacht to find out, and tested a few cheap, quick modifications that make life below much safer in a capsize. Editorial content here.

Yachting TV and Yachting Monthly teamed up to produce the Crash Test Boat series. Using a 40ft Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40 ketch, the series tests major disaster incidents that can occur while sailing. Click here to view all the videos.

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