Watch as One of the Toughest Self-Righting Rescue Boats Gets Bombarded by Crazy Seas
When it comes to the duties that are bestowed upon a resuce boat, sometimes, it might ...
When it comes to the duties that are bestowed upon a resuce boat, sometimes, it might be a little bit more complicated than other vessels. Because you can never really predict what the seas are going to throw at you, it’s probably better safe than sorry in a situation like this as these boats need to be responsible for whatever storms in rough seas might be ahead. It’s incredibly crucial to make sure that this job is done as well as possible because, at the end of the day, human lives are truly in your hands as a designer of a boat like this.
With this kind of craft, who better to create the perfect example than the Royal National Lifeboat Institute?
In their very own words, “Most people know we are the charity that saves lives at sea. But not many know we also design and build the boats that protect our volunteer crews. The Shannon is the first lifeboat to be created entirely by the RNLI.”
We must say that after seeing Shannon in the flesh, we were incredibly impressed by what she has to offer as she really has a bunch of features that you might not have even realized were possible. For example, the entire interior is fitted with a suspension so that the crew doesn’t have to take those hard bumps at sea and the boat is self-righting, meaning that if it rolls over, it has the ability to roll right back upright once again!
Follow along down in the video below and you’ll be able to see the features on board of the rough and tumble vessel that has the ability to get going quickly and stop just as fast as this machine is incredibly nimble while also being durable and providing lots of creature comforts for the folks on board as they might have to adore rough conditions for long periods of time.
Long story short, this really looks like a craft that’s able to do it all and we probably wouldn’t have any issue hopping on this thing and entering whatever weather conditions are bound to be thrown at it.