Comment (25)

  • Walter van der Boor| February 17, 2014

    A test like this is great. Thanks monthly team good insight makes decision
    making easy. Obviously none of us wants to experience a capsize or do a
    test real live as you did,

    It is my opinion that aboard a yacht everything should have its own
    dedicated place and everything should be locked/secured. Often that seems
    unpractical in daily use as I live aboard. I can tell you it is just a
    habit of putting things back were they belong and it keps us ready to sail

    This test proofs how important it is to secure your covers under cushioning.
    BTW They are easy to secure with some Velcro or a bin/hole connections.
    If that prevents tons of canned food or batteries etc. to fly through the
    air this small investment might save a life if you do capsize.

    It is my experience that even in a hefty storm things start to get there
    own life and forces in a cabin can be extremely high. Ones something has a
    speed, even when it is soft, it can actually hurt you and wound you. A
    simple candle could actually penetrate a wooden door.

    This test also shows how happy this keel boat is to turn back. I think that
    development should be more on that side and I hope you keep on doing more

    Walter SY Vage Kennis

  • MtnGuyMike| February 17, 2014

    Do you sell these boats for cheap when you’re done with them?

  • Marty G| February 17, 2014

    You state water came from vents, but was wondering if all seacocks were
    shut and if you are running a dry bilge.

  • kelticpaddler| February 17, 2014

    Guys, thank you for running this test It has certainly food for thought.
    If you don’t change your routines/disciplines after watching this, then you
    are foolhardy.

  • McBlemmen .| February 17, 2014

    vsauce :D

  • m smith| February 17, 2014

    you fuck tard. Don’t be so arrogant.

  • westcoast996| February 17, 2014

    Did anyone else read the title and thought they Capsized a Yacht Monthly?

  • lcruh| February 17, 2014

    Please enlighten me seemed that the boat did not return alone after the
    overturned upside down, or am I mistaken.

  • Carl Baird| February 17, 2014

    What make is the Crash Boat?

  • Galt425| February 17, 2014

    When the boat was completely upside down, did it take pressure from the
    crane to upright? I didn’t think that would be possible, maybe I
    misunderstand what i think i’m seeing. And, not to underplay what would
    obviously be a crisis, “days to clean up” really illustrates your point
    about the 79 Fastnet. You -could- clean this up in days. The boat rolled to
    be sitting intact & high in the water. Great video, as always.

  • barryperrins| February 17, 2014

    Very interesting video. It seemed alot of water was coming from the high
    side as she rolled. Must have been trapped there from before. Great test
    though. P.S. is that boat going cheap now?!

  • nallepuh6969| February 17, 2014

    Thank you Captain Obvious!

  • Charles W. Hsu| February 17, 2014

    This is very interesting! I feel like buying latches and straps and adding
    them to my boat! Thank you for the test!

  • 69chris96| February 17, 2014

    Brilliant vid guys =) I love figuring out what’s going on down there when
    boats you see find their hulls in direct sunlight. Some of those boats you
    see getting slammed from the waves are just so strong. hope the boat
    recovered. =)

  • cellardoor70| February 17, 2014

    I’ve always wondered, wouldn’t the drag caused by the sails in the water
    prevent the boat from going 180? And in the event it did go 180, wouldn’t
    the same drag be a factor against the boat’s re-rotating upward? Thank you.

  • Stephen Lediard| February 17, 2014

    What about the batteries? I’ve been on boats where they have not been
    properly secured.

  • John Cusick| February 17, 2014

    beautiful yacht… can i have it!

  • jcook007fix| February 17, 2014

    Interesting. Add 1000 pounds of gear flying around, containers broken open,
    electrical systems in operation, diesel motor running, fuel, sewage, storm
    wave action etc..

  • twicksisted| February 17, 2014

    this video turned my world upside down

  • yTube BlowsBigBalls| February 17, 2014

    The straps that the crane was pulling wrapped around the boat and attached
    to the top deck of the boat so when it was upside down the crane kept
    pulling on the straps to flip the boat right-side up. In a real capsize the
    boat may stay keel-up for a while unless a wave helps flip it over.

  • richardmg9| February 17, 2014

    yes, from 2 sources: the main entry to the cabin from the cockpit, and from
    the air vents (which can be shutoff to prevent spray/rain from getting in,
    but don’t hold up to being submerged). I don’t know why they didn’t explain

  • Rainingblood180| February 17, 2014

    if you guys where paying attention… he said the water came from the air
    vents and the open hatch

  • CinemaDemocratica| February 17, 2014

    Some boats right themselves and some don’t. Some boats go all the way over,
    and some don’t. The trouble with boat designs is that it’s a perfect 2×2
    matrix: You can have a boat that’s dynamically stable but not ultimately
    stable — which is what you want b/c that means it doesn’t roll but doesn’t
    stay, but you can also have the *exact* *opposite*. The scary thing about
    the big Vendee Globe boats, for example, is that once they go over, they
    stay that way.

  • Walid Halabi| February 17, 2014

    Thank you so much fot this test. A real eye opening sight that brings you
    closer to reality and the need to plan seriously for risk avoidance on
    board. Better see it now before it happens to you unprepared.

  • quosmo1| February 17, 2014

    vsauce music