24 Apr Kintyre Express
Customer, Wilson Smyth has taken delivery of his new Redbay Stormforce 11 RIB, Kintyre Express. The RIB will be used as the backbone of the Kintyre Express passenger service, scheduled travel between Troon and Campbeltown, and also for corporate Golfing trips, sea safaris and general charter purposes.
The RIB has been MCA coded to Category 3. Along with the large complement of safety gear, the RIB has been tested for stability and buoyancy, under the new revised MCA coding (MCA Small Commercial Vessel Code of Practice). The RIB passed the stability test with 15 persons and 1000kg of cargo, and all tube compartments on one side deflated without any problem.
Fitout, comfort and safety levels on board the RIB are very high. The General Arrangement of the RIB is typical of the standard fully decked full cabin 11m. This includes full seating for 12 passengers and 2 crew in the main cabin, with the large double berth forward and large storage area aft. For ultimate comfort and safety, the RIB has full back seats with 4 point safety harnesses throughout.
Propulsion is by the favored twin Yamaha ME422 diesel sterndrives, which will offer excellent fuel economy and reliability. Top speed during trials was over 38 knots.
Onboard equipment includes:
- Raymarine C120 Multifunctional Plotter
- Navman Fishfinder
- Icom DSC VHF Radio
- Flip-down Screen DVD Player
- P.A. System
- Front Screen Wipers
- JVC CD Player Sound System
- Internal Heating
- Sea Toilet
- Bennett Trim Tabs
- Seaglaze Marine Windows & Door
- High Back Comfort Seats
- RFD 16 Person Liferaft
- Aftdeck Table
- Teak & Holly Internal Flooring
- Fire Extinguishers, Bilge Pumps, Flares etc.