1120 Miles Averaging 52.3 knots and Its Self Righting

MarineLog reports in part:

JULY 27, 2016 — The SAR 60, an 18 m high-speed search and rescue vessel prototype, set a new “Round Italy” record, July 12, completing the nearly 1,120 nautical mile voyage from Montecarlo to Venice in 22 hours, 5 minutes and 42 seconds, at an average speed of 52.3 knots.

The 18 meter boat was piloted by its designer, Fabio Buzzi, and built in his Annone Brianza, Italy, FB Design shipyard.

The boat, which has a near 60 knots top speed is powered by two 1,600 HP MTU 10V 2000M94 engines equipped with an additional “rough sea kit” that enables safe operation in the most extreme conditions.

The video above may be a bit confusing at first. Unfortunately it is in Italian. It includes more than one type of boat and record speed runs by the two different boat types reported in the MarineLog post. The boat that appears above, before you start the video, is not the one we are talking about, but once you get into it, it will be easy enough to recognize the 59 foot SAR60.

You can see the self righting experiment at 1m54s on the video.

There is also an interesting  demonstration of a way to recover a helpless person in the water at 2m45s.

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