Ytterligare ett stort seglings-event där Smartboat har hjälp till vid starten är Global Ocean Race. Vid sydafrika stoppet fick vi chans att testa henne i riktigt tuff sjö. Så här skrev den ansvarige för hela racet:
Hi Guys, We just did a photo shoot with the Smartboat in table Bay and Ollie will be sending you some great photos. The Smartboat has been superb here – we have been out for 3-5 hours for each arrival in a wide variety of conditions and as a filming platform it is fantastic. In 25 knot winds, a 4 metre swell and rough waves it has really exceeded our expectations – it truly is a brilliant boat at sea. Into the waves with the water ballast filled it very rarely slams and we can go faster than a 9 metre RIB with 230HP outboard on it , and much, much more comfortably. Going down wind and down wave the Smartboat really takes off and surfs beautifully at great speed. At the dock it is attracting a lot of attention and admiration as there is nothing like this here. I think there could be a market for Smartboat in South Africa and would be happy to discuss helping to set up a distributor here if you want. Really superb – thank you guys! Best regards, Josh
– Josh Hall – Global Ocean Race
Jag hittade ytterligare ett test därifrån, skrivet av KEVIN CUDBY på BOATING NZ
Se även Smartboat23 i pressen-sidan med en mängd båttester från runt om i världen.