The sea is in our blood

Many of our team are RNLI Crew for the local Redbay Lifeboat station.
Quality driven

Our craft are renowned for their sea keeping abilities, build quality, safety, speed and comfort.

Industry experience

We have been building high quality boats at our picturesque home on the North East Antrim coast since our foundation in 1977

Customer endorsement

We are proud to continually receive recommendations from individuals and organisations both large and small

Global reach

Our craft are shipped worldwide for both leisure and commercial clients in many sectors


Building high quality boats at our picturesque home in the North East Antrim coast since our foundation in 1977

Our latest designs are developed using advanced 3D and 2D CAD software


Heavy Duty GRP hull built to ISO 12215 and Lloyds Special Service Craft Rules


Over 40 years of building great quality boats


We work closely with our customers to produce boats to suit their needs


Highly sought after boats with many review from leading boating magazines


Commercially renowned for serious work boats

Our valued partners

our excellence is supported by our strategic partners.

A message from the team

Redbay Boats has been building boats from its base in Cushendall, County Antrim for the past  40 years and was founded by Tom McLaughlin jnr, who is still at the helm to this day. Originally Redbay Boats focused its efforts on building commercial fishing boats using traditional wooden clinker techniques. However, progress was swift and the company quickly diversified into a range of GRP fishing and sports boats which gained prominence through  the 1980’s. It was not however, until the early 90’s that the company had its ‘eureka!’ moment with the birth of the Stormforce RIB. Originally built at 6.1 metres the range developed and 2000 Redbay Boats was building RIB boats between 6.1 and 11.0 metres.


Today Redbay Boats build a range of RIB boats for both commercial and leisure clients from 6 to 16 metres and are considered pioneers and a leading company within the UK and international industry. Redbay Boats has built in excess of 1000 boats and has exported to more than 30 countries. The company is still family run and remains as client and quality focused as ever. As the range continues to develop and we hope that you to will one day become part of TEAM REDBAY.