22 Sep It’s been a busy Summer ’09
Interceptor – Drugs Enforcement Boat
It’s been a really busy summer at Team Redbay and we probably haven’t been reporting as often as we should about what’s been happening. In short Since the start of Juy we have delivered a total of 10 boats, that’s a boat a week!!! What is even more astonishing is the mix of these most recent lauches, with 3 x 11 mtr cabin boats, 1 x 1050 patrol boat, 1 x 750 cabin boat, 1 x 7.4 open boat and 4 x 650’s it really has been manic!!!
The 11 mtr offerings have varied from an ultra high spec NDEA patrol boat for the Seychelles feaured in the picture above to 2 x open deck boas for sea safari and recreational fishing.
One of the most exciting developments has been the new 1050 patrol boat. A totally new hull in our range it offers the superb seakeeping capabilities of our smaller hulls morphed with the load carrying capabilities of the our bigger hulls. The new range which will be avaialble from 8.5 mtr to 10.5 mtrs in open boat configurations will be primarily aimed at sea-safari and commercial operators. In saying that our first offering, featured in the picture below, is an open RIB with 4 Scot Seat suspension pods and twin DF300 Suzuki outboards. It really is a bit of a boys toy for Tom to play with, but a serious one at that. Not to mention the fact that the gauntlet has now been thrown down with the ‘Round Ireland Record’ being beaten by the Pulsar racing team last week. Who Knows!!!
The specification of the latest 1050 includes:
- Twin counter rotating Df300 Suzuki Four Strokes
- Garmin GPSMAP 4012 with HD radar
- Garmin GSD22 Digital Depth Sounding
- SCOT KPM suspension seating for 4 crew
- Freeman deck Hatch
- 650 Ltr Main fuel tank ( additional range tanks available)
- Fly-by-wire controls
- Twin battery and fuel systems
First Delivery to the Seychelles
Interceptor was commissioned by the NDEA Seychelles ( National Drug Enforcement Agency Seychelles), designed to patrol and protect the waters around the Seychelles it is equipped with several unique features, some of which include:
- FLIR infa-red night vision camera
- Machine gun mounts fore and aft
- Touch screen radar and chart plotting
- On Board Marine computing
- Dog kenels for sniffer dogs
- Air conditioning
- Live aboard facilties for several crew, including galley, toilet, shower and berthing
Finished in early September the boat has been shipped as deck cargo and is expected to arrive mid October in the Seychelles. Charles Stewart has been chosen as the lucky one to travel out there for 9 days to provide on-board training. We will report on how he gets on, I’m sure there will be some really nice photos of this stunning Redbay working in sunnier climes.
Double Launch of 11 mtr boats
In late July we launched 2 x 11mtr boats of similar design but for very different applications.
The first boat for Mr Sandy Campbell an existing redbay customer is an Island Ferry. Replacing his existing 9.1 with a new 11 mtr boat Sandy has extended his passenger numbers and still made provision to carry freight in the open after cockpit.
The second boat was commissioned by Mr Mark Hiscox and is used for recreational fishing and leisure activities. Based in Cornwall Mark chose the Stormforce for it’s seakeeping capabilities and combined on board comforts. Mark’s boat is equipped with galley, toilet, shower, suspension seating and 4 berths, the minmum requirement of any discerning angler. In addition to the on board comforts the boat has a stern mounted livewell tank and HD deptth sounder mounted on the weather deck for better fish detection. All in all this is a serious boat for a serious angler.
The new ‘Venture West’ boat owned by Mr Sandy Campbell
Mark Hiscox’s new boat MYAFLLUR
Gallery of other Summer 09 Lauches
Returning Customer Johnny Currie’s new 750 cabin RIB
New 650 RIB ‘Shockwave’ for customer Carl Craig
Rauiri Staunton of RS marine latest commission is a Stormforce 7.4 open with a DF 250, a real boys toy!
Glenn Gordon’s ‘La Duchess Anne’, a very smat 8.4 Expedition on test before it headed to it’s new home in Guernsey