Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Boat of the Week: Coast Guard Ship

I scoured the web today and found the most unique boat for sale I have ever seen: A Coast Guard motor life boat.

This 44' ship has a characteristic that you find from your run-of-the-mill Bayliner or Viking: She's a self righting ship.

That means that if she is overturned, the vessel will return to an upright position in 30 seconds or less.

This ship was designed to operate up to 50 miles offshore in 30 foot waves and 20 foot surf close into shore. They have room for 21 survivors below decks and have approximately a 250 nautical mile cruising range. This ship was also designed to tow up to 125 tons.

More info about this boat