Realt Na Maidne

Realt Na Maidne

Realt NA Maidne

Seamus Boyle of Arranmore Charters (http://www.arranmorecharters.com) has taken delivery of his new Stormforce 11, Realt NA Maidne. Seen here on her preliminary Sea Trials before decals added, she will be used as a part of an essential service to the Island of Arranmore. Situated of the coast of County Donegal, Eire, Realt NA Maidne will be used to carry commuters to and from the Island.

Realt NA Maidne was displayed at this years Seawork, and attracted a large number of enquiries. The RIB went by sea from Cushendall to Southampton, a journey taking less than 2 days. The RIB arrived at Southampton on Monday 11th June ready to start the show on Tuesday. The RIB then departed the show on the Thursday, to arrive back in Cushendall on the Saturday for its first service. The RIB was then taken by Mr Boyle to start operations immediately over the weekend. Redbay Boats chose MCL Marine to deliver and return the RIB from Southampton.

The RIB is powered by twin Yamaha ME422 High Output Diesel Sterndrives (275hp), giving a top speed of around 38 knots, cruising around 30 knots.

Internally, the RIB has been designed to be suited to it’s purpose of commuting. Forward is a spacious double berth, including a sea toilet. In the main cabin, full individual seating for 12 passengers and 2 crew is provided, and includes 4 point safety harnesses. Aft of the cabin, two storage racks have been fitted to take all the usual passenger luggage. Aft is the separate engine bay compartment.

The RIB will operate under a P3 license from the Department of Marine in Eire. To facilitate this, all the necessary code safety equipment and construction requirements have been satisfied.

Fitout includes:

  • Raymarine C120 Plotter and Radar
  • ICOM DSC VHF Radio
  • CD Player/Sound System
  • Navman Fishfinder
  • DVD/Multimedia Player System
  • Offshore Compass
  • Internal & External Lighting
  • Stern Platform
  • 16 Man Sea-Sure Liferaft
  • 12 + 2 Seats
  • Full Safety & Fire Fighting Kit
  • Etc.
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