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Thunder Child II Takes On Storm Brendan As Transatlantic Challenge Draws Closer

14th January 2020
Thunder Child II on the water during Storm Brendan on Monday 13 January Thunder Child II on the water during Storm Brendan on Monday 13 January Photo: Safehaven Marine/Facebook

Safehaven Marine put Thunder Child II to the test against the might of Storm Brendan yesterday — showing just how well the wave-piercing powerboat can handle the roughest elements at sea.

Sea trials for the XSV20 design began a year ago but had taken a backseat to the successful Cork boatbuilder’s commissions for port and harbour vessels — an enviable situation which nevertheless saw the planned North Atlantic Challenge that had been scheduled for last summer moved to this year.

Thunder Child II has been developed in mind of setting a new west-east transatlantic world record, and a proposed route has been plotted from St John’s in Newfoundland, via Greenland and Iceland, to Killybegs on Ireland’s West Coast.

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MacDara Conroy

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