01 Mar Stormforce 8.4 Expedition – Progress Report
Work with the all New Stormforce 8.4 Expedition model is well underway. At time of writing, the first hull and deck have been built successfully. The prototype is now in the fitout and finishing stage, and will progress very quickly over the final few weeks.
The new deck mould has many ergonomic and aesthetic features, including an integrated console, stern seating arrangements and an anchor locker. The one piece deck mould will give quicker build times with a superior, cleaner overall finish, much in line with the current range of Stormforce 11 metre models. The Hard Nose will give the RIB the benefits of the similar feature on the SF9.1-11 – a highly successful and proven design feature. The main benefits include improved space in the bow, secure anchoring point and protection for the tubes in rough weather.
As work progresses in the final stages, we will keep this page updated, and release photographs of the prototype when completed and on initial sea trials.