Crash Test Boat well received

Yachting Monthly’s investigative series into nautical disaster is making waves around the world. The Crash Test Boat programme masterminded by YM’s technical editor, Chris Beeson, has been covered by CNN, the Daily Mail’s online science edition and now the Discovery Channel.

A book about the making of the series – which ran throughout 2011 in the magazine – has also been published. Crash Test Boat, published by Adlard Coles Nautical and compiled by retired YM editor, Paul Gelder, uses real life case histories to back up the relevance of the tests.

Chris Beeson, said: ‘It has been satisfying realising that our tests have saved lives. I’ve had emails from around the world thanking me for the series. One guy who’d fitted a dodgy gas system said he would have been killed had he not read our reports.’