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Thunder Child is an XSV 17 ex demonstrator launched in late December 2016. The vessel has been used as a demonstrator, and to set a UIM world record for a circumnavigation of Ireland via Rockall (500+KM into the North Atlantic) covering a distance of 2,067km in 34hrs at an overall average speed of 32kts including stops and a underway speed of 37kts totally proving the designs ability to maintain high speeds in offshore conditions and its engineering reliability.
The craft has 170hrs recorded on her engines with an average load factor of 55%, conforming to Caterpillars rating guidelines and warranty.
The vessel is in ‘as new’ condition and can be fitted out in respect of her f/wd accommodation area to suit a clients requirements, factoring the available space. The craft is renowned in the marine sector and quite famous having being featured in numerous publications and television documentaries.