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"The ships have FAST RESCUE BOATS, but they aren't able to get the boat back on board quickly. "
And if the rescue boat reaches you, recovers you, and gives you a safe place to be until conditions get better, isn't that still better than nothing?
There may be no safe and economically feasible way to recover a boat in bad weather, except to wait for the weather to improve. Even the USCG shore-based rescue boats follow that policy, they simply are not sent out when conditions get too dangerous. And that's from shore stations, by professionals, operating in their home waters.
Transfering or recovering vessels at sea? If you can figure out a good way to do it, patent it.