Stormforce 12

Background

The Stormforce 12 is a development of the hugely popular Stormforce 11 due to the constant customer demands for larger RIBs. The extra metre in hull length allows the 12 to maintain the internal layout of 12 high backed passenger seats, 2 crew seats, toilet cubicle and galley configurations, whilst allowing the fitment of waterjet and conventional shaft/rudder propulsion packages, without the engines intruding into the cabin space.

 

The Cabin version is what we consider to be the ultimate for offshore operations. The latest generation is fully decked – truly unique among Ribs – and the Full GRP Cabin is fitted with Seaglaze toughened marine grade safety windows. In terrible conditions offshore, it is reassuring to know that you have the fantastic seakeeping of the 12m hull looking after your passengers, with the added safety and comfort of a cabin. Arrive at your destination or return home at the end of a long day warm, dry and relaxed, having experienced the joy of what has been termed “the finest RIB available today”.

Coding

The Redbay Stormforce Cabin has been coded to both MCA Category 2 (UK) and to Department of Marine (Eire) P5 and we are proud to be the only RIB manufacturer to date to meet and code to the very stringent requirements of the P5 code.

 

With our dedicated in-house Design Office, we are also able to work with other Commercial Codes of Practice.

The Stormforce range continues to grow and we thank you for taking the time to review.
Having studied range details below, should you have any questions whatsoever please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Hullform

The Stormforce 12 is a deep V hull form, which is one of the reasons that this RIB has such fantastic abilities in rough offshore conditions. The Deep-V hull is combined with sprayrails to produce additional lift and improve the hydrodynamics of the hull. The tube is designed to sit firmly in contact with the water surface while at rest; this ensures that the RIB has maximum stability. This hull design has been thoroughly proven with the Stormforce 11 with upwards of 80 hulls in operation.

 

One of the major safety features is the Hard Nose and after several years in testing, it has proven itself to be one of the most successful features on this design. The nose offers complete protection from detubing, which can occur when driving hard in large sea states. Additionally, there are two independent tubes on each side of the hull, offering even greater safety.

 

The other features of the hard nose are mainly for practicality; the GRP nose offers a much more suitable platform to anchor or moor without damaging the tubes. It also offers much more internal space; this was incorporated into a large dry storage locker, and in most models facilitates twin berths.

Propulsion

The RIB can be powered by any propulsion system, including twin sterndrive, waterjet, or conventional propellor shaft & rudder configurations.

Configurations

The Explorer Cabin layout is totally customisable to meet the specific requirements of your specific operational requirements. Redbay Stormforce Cabins have been chosen for a wide range of applications such as:

  • Customs
  • Patrol
  • Police
  • Passenger Boats & Sea-Safari Rides
  • Rescue
  • Survey

A spacious double berth is fitted in the bow of the RIB with the controls console mounted forward in the main cabin, offering plenty of space for todays modern navigational equipment. The layout of the rest of the cabin is left for you to decide, with options including individual seats with safety harnesses for 12+2 and for long range operations, Air Sprung Suspension seats are also available. Galleys and toilet cubicles can also be fitted.

 

At the stern is a dedicated engine compartment, with plenty of space for working around a twin installation. Between the engine compartment and the main cabin, dependent on the version, a large storage locker is provided extending the full width of the vessel.

 

Our experience working closely with both serious offshore leisure users and commercial operators puts us in a unique position of being able to understand the needs and requirements of all types of users, that’s why we are the preferred choice for Passenger Boats; our Ribs can easily satisfy Coding requirements, whilst maintaining a high quality luxury interior; truly something important to the Passenger RIB.

Design Data

 

Length Overall: 11.95 metres

Waterline Length: 10.37 metres

Beam Overall: 3.50 metres

Waterline Beam: 2.90 metres

Draft: 0.50 meters

Displacement: 6-7 tonnes

Design Category: B

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Stormforce 11m can be fitted with any engine arrangement including:

  • Twin Inboard Diesel Sterndrives

  • Twin Outboards

  • Twin Inboard Jets

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Our new integrated bow step design with full height door, suited for bow berthing/ boarding

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With the 12 metres large cabin, the seating arrangement can be full customisable

to suit the customers specification. Our most popular layout is 4 suspension seats

with 2 long rear bench seats with a spacious toilet/ shower area and a large galley.


The cabin area can be laid out to suit any commercial arrangement .

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With our In-house design team, we can work closely with our customers to design a boat around them and to suit their specification using advanced CAD Software’s .

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