Avoid disaster from the safety of your own home
Yachting Monthly’s first ever electronic supplement is launched today and it covers the wrecking antics of technical editor Chris Beeson and his crew of ship-breakers who demonstrate that worse things really do happen at sea.
The Yachting Monthly Crash Test Boat App takes the viewer through all the disasters which can overtake sailors afloat: dismasting, jury rig, grounding, fire, capsize, hole-in-the-hull, seacock failure and gas cooker explosion.
The lessons learned from these serial disasters have been well received globally by thankful yachtsmen who are now much better armed against potential peril.
The yacht which was subjected to this boating blitz was Fizzical a Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40 ketch, and her remains – following the final gas explosion off the Isle of Wight – will be on display at the London Boat Show in ExCel from 6-15 January 2012.