When we see a boat on water, we kind of assume it has always been there, and no one really thinks about the way that boat got there in the first place. But as it turns out, the process of transferring a vessel to the water is actually pretty exciting. It is also a naval tradition in many cultures that dates thousands of years back. There are a lot of challenges involved in this process, depending on the size and weight of the vessel, among other factors. The video below is a cool compilation of what is known as “side launching” or “sideways launching”.

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