23 Sep Erne Mist
Erne Mist is a Stormforce 11, which is about to be put into operation by the Northern Ireland Fishery Conservancy Board. The RIB is destined for Lough Erne, where it will be based near Kesh. From it’s base, the RIB will be able to cover the whole of the Upper and Lower Lough with ease.
Erne Mist is based on the standard 11 Cabin design, but the cabin has been shorted to create a massive working deck aft. The cabin still has plenty of space inside, and features 4 full KAB suspension seats. The standard forward double berths has also been retained.
The RIB has a twin stern drive configuration, powered by our favourite Yamaha ME421 Yamaha Diesel motors. On trials, the RIB reached speeds over 40 knots with ease. The twin sterndrives, with independant systems, offer redundancy and also provide great maneovrability.
Erne Mist has been fitted with a good complement of electronics, and has full safety equipment on board. Electrics include:
- Raymarine C120 Multifunction Navigation Display
- Icom IC-M601 DSC VHF Radio & IC-M31 Handheld VHF Radio
- Navman FISH4380 Fishfinder
- Electric Windlass
- Interior heating
The RIB will be coded to MCA Code of Practice for its operations.