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Safehaven Marine’s Thunder Child II Powerboat Finally Hits The Water In Cork

18th February 2019
Thunder Child II cutting through the waves off Cork over the weekend Thunder Child II cutting through the waves off Cork over the weekend Credit: Safehaven Marine/Facebook

This past weekend saw the successful launch in Cork of Thunder Child II, the next-generation wave-piercing monohull from Safehaven Marine designed to set a new powerboat world record.

Crafted at Safehaven’s boatyard in Youghal, the XSV20 cruised into East Ferry Marina in Cork Harbour yesterday after its first few hours on the water.

And it’s expected it will soon begin rigorous sea trials ahead of Safehaven MD Frank Kowalski’s attempt to set a ‘northern route’ speed record across the Atlantic later this year.

MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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