Who needs a boat that can do that anyway?

When a guy who made his living building boats that do this:

decided to make a 33-foot trailer sailer, you could guess that the trials probably weren’t going to be run-of-the-mill.

Hobie Alter, the man behind the eponymous beach cat, built 187 Hobie 33s between 1982 and 1986. Before production began though, he put his ultra light displacement cruiser through a series of ordeals so bizarre, one wonders if he had an order on the books from the SAS.

One thing’s for sure, anyone who thinks he needs to test his boats like this has serious doubts about the sanity of his prospective buyers: