I'm puzzled by this video clip I found on YouTube. It shows the hull of what's clearly designed to be a shallow-draft vessel (said to be a ferry, although that's the strangest-looking ferry I've ever seen!) being launched upside-down, then towed down-river to be righted by being hoisted out of the water by a crane.
It was apparently built by Conrad Industries down on the Gulf Coast. However, I haven't been able to find any reference to it on their Web site.
Can any marine experts tell us why such a vessel would be launched upside-down like that? It's so shallow from top to bottom in its present form that I don't understand why it couldn't have been built right-side-up from the get-go. Surely the engines, rudders, propellers, etc. could have been installed easily enough, irrespective of its orientation?
Hopefully some readers can enlighten the rest of us.