The Thunder Child is a high speed, wave-piercing boat that’s built to be uncapsizable. The boat was designed by Safehaven Marine for use by Navy, law enforcement, and other groups who sail in high-pressure situations. The boat can fit 10 crew members on board and has a sleeping cabin. It’s built to absorb shocks from rough seas.

But by far the most impressive thing about the Thunder Child is its ability to right itself even if it is completely capsized. The video below explains how.

There are a few factors that allow this boat to sail through any conditions without permanently capsizing. First, it has a very low center of gravity. Second, the cabin itself is watertight, so if the boat does flip over, water won’t rush in. And lastly, the cabin is built to be extremely buoyant, so if the boat does end up upside down, it will naturally right itself. In the video, a crane pulls the boat 180 degrees and allows it to self-right. This is pretty exciting to watch along with the people inside the boat–you can’t help but hold your breath and hope it really does what it’s supposed to do. It does right itself, easily.

Source: frankwildcat via Digg

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