2020 So Far

Through uncertain and challenging times  we have remained incredibly busy, still manufacturing our range of Stormforce RIBs for both commercial and leisure clients throughout the UK, Ireland and much further afield. We are also very busy developing our new website which is due to launch in late September but in the meantime we thought it importnt to share a quick snapshot of what we have been up to.

Stormforce 1150 – N03

Launched in February the 3rd Stormforce 1150 is to be used as a passenger boat out of Oban in Scotland. The owner of the boat, Sandy Campbell of Venture West  is a previous customer of ours and adds this 1150 to his fleet that includes a Stormforce 12m.

Specification

  • Twin Yanmar 8LV-320 Inboard Diesel
  • Yamnar ZT370 Sterndrive
  • Lenco trim tabs
  • 2x450l Fuel tanks
  • Passenger layout with 12 Scotia seats and 2 Grammer Avento for helm & crew
  • Seaglaze marine weather tight door
  • Seaglaze frame less windows
  • Forward heads cubical
  • Large storage space in bow
  • Garmin 7412 GPS
  • Garmin GMR radar
  • Garmin VHF110i
  • Garmin Autopilot
  • Garmin AIS 800
  • Fusion RA70 Marine radio
  • USB charging ports throughout
  • LED light bar on roof
  • MCA Cat 2 Licence

Stormforce 8.4 – Expedition Cabin

Also launched in February this Stormforce 8.4 Expedition is the perfect leisure cruising boat with double cabin up front for accommodation, galley unit with 12V fridge and sink and a toilet cubical with the option for a shower. This 8.4 in particular was the first to be fitted with the larger Yanmar V8 engine the 8LV, producing 320hp through sterndrive propulsion and pushing the boat to 40knots.

Specification

  • Single Yanmar 8LV-320
  • Yanmar ZT370 Sterndrive
  • Bow fore-cabin with berth and storage locker
  • 2 x KAB seats with swivel bases and long bench seats
  • Standing toilet compartment
  • Seaglaze marine door and windows
  • Garmin 7412 series chart plotter
  • Garmin VHF 110i
  • Garmin GMR18 Radar
  • Fusion marine RA70n stereo
  • Twin battery system
  • Shore power connection

Stormforce 7.4

Specification

  • 22″ Diameter Tubes
  • Explorer console with 4 POD seats
  • Stern mounted outboard well with bench seat
  • Top mounted A-Frame
  • Treadmaster deck surfaces
  • Garmin 722 touch screen chart plotter
  • Garmin VHF110i
  • AIS
  • Fusion RA70 Stereo
  • Powered but the latest generation Suzuki 250 APX Outboard
  • Seastar heavy duty hydraulic steering
  • Fly-by-wire controls

Stormforce 650

This Stormforce 650 featured twin 100 HP Yamaha outboards pushing the boat to 40 knots. One benefit to twin outboards is its maneuverability in tight marines or jetties. Also fitted with Flexiteek  marine decking to give it a more softer and leisure look. The owner of this boat is a previous customer of ours who currently also owns a bigger 7.4 Expedition canopy RIB also with twin Yamaha outboards.

Specification

  • 19″ Diameter Hypalon Tubes
  • GRP moulded deck bonded to hull to create a rigid monocoque
  • 4 seater Explorer console as standard
  • Additional bench back seat with under storage
  • Raised anchor locker
  • Console dry storage area
  • Garmin 722xs touchscreen chart plotter
  • Garmin VHF 115i
  • Twin Yamaha F100F outboards
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • 50mm Stern mounted A-frame
  • Flexiteek 2G synthetic teak deck

Stormforce 1150 -N04

Hull number 4 of our Stormforce 1150 model was launched in late June just in time for the super summer weather. This 1150 was fitted with a number of features that were new to our Stormforce range, first of all was the twin Webasto electric opening roof hatch, these maximize the ventilation into the cabin when running and are a nice feature to have on a summers day. The colour scheme is also a first with cream GRP and green hypalon tubes to really set this rib apart from the rest. The customer requested the boat to be fitted with water jets to match is old Stormforce 11m so we fitted Twin Hamilton Jet292 water jets, close couples to Yamner 6Ly-440 inboard diesels.

Specification

  • 22″ 1200 GSM Hypalon tubes
  • Twin 600 Gallon fuel tanks
  • Twin Yamnar 6LY-440 coupled via ZF gearboxes to Hamilton Hj292 waterjets
  • Sea-fire auto fire extinguishing system
  • Seaglaze series 15 hidden frame windows with 3 openings per side
  • Seaglaze marine series 21 double leaf door
  • 4 x Grammer avento air suspension seats
  • 2 x long bench seat with removable table
  • Webasto blue sky electric roof hatches
  • 2 x Garmin 7412 touchcreen chart plotters
  • Garmin Radar
  • Fusion stereo
  • Garmin VHF 115i
  • Lewmar windlass with wireless remote
  • Garmin GHC10 Autopilot
  • Garmin AIS 600
  • Full Flexiteek 2g decks

Stormforce 1250

Once things began to open up again after lockdown we were able to export our RIBs with this 1250 destined for Norway. Loaded up on the back of a lorry it was with the customer in less than a week, just in time for the summer. This leisure, all black 1250 is to be used to cruise around the beautiful fjords of Norway.Fitted with accommodation for up to 5 people, a forward toilet/shower cubical and large galley space it has the ability to cruise for weeks with onboard living.

Specification

  • 22″ Hypalon Tubes
  • 2 x 800l shelf mounted stainless steel fuel tanks
  • Twin Yamnar 8LV-370 inboard diesel engines
  • Twin Yamnar ZT370 sterndrives
  • Yamnar JCS joystick
  • Lewmar bow thruster
  • Fly-by-wire controls
  • Seaglaze Marine windows
  • Seaglaze Marine sliding bulkhead door
  • 6 x Grammer Avento Air Suspension seats
  • Long galley unit fitted with Wallas Marine Diesel 87 cooker
  • Dometic 65l fridge
  • Sink with hot and cold water
  • Standing toilet compartment in bow compartment with toilet and shower
  • Double bow bed
  • Twin bed room under floors
  • 3 x Garmin 7412 chart plotters
  • Garmin panoptix forward sonar
  • Garmin VHF 100i
  • Garmin Autopilot
  • Garmin Radar
  • Bow windlass and 2 x stern windlass
  • Eberspacher D4 Heating

Stormforce 8.4 Expedition

Above is the latest Stormforce 8.4 Expedition to roll down the slip at Redbay. ‘Loggerheid’ was commissioned by Calum McFadyen a longstanding Redbay customer and it replaces his Stormforce 750 of the same name. Calum opted for a slightly more modern glass panel window system manufactured specially by Seaglaze Marine and I am sure you will agree the results are quite striking. Powered by the Yanmar 8LV-370 it is the first Expedition boat to get this power-plant which pushes the boat effortlessly to 42 knots with a very comfortable 30 knot cruising speed.

Specification

  • 22″ Diameter Hypalon tubes
  • 70 Gallon Stainless steel fuel tank
  • Yamnar 8LV-370 inboard diesel
  • Yanmar ZT-370 sterndrive
  • New style concealed frame Seaglaze marine windows
  • Bow forecabin/storage compartment with v-berth
  • 3 x roof hatches
  • 4 x KAB 83/E1 suspension seats
  • 2 x internal bench seats on aft corners
  • Aft corner locker with Inverter and kettle storage
  • 12v coolbox concealed under bench seat locker
  • Garmin 1222xsv chart plotter
  • Garmin GMR18 Radar
  • PASSAD heating system
  • Fusion Marine sound system w/4x speakers

Stormforce 1250

August 9th saw Conor and Charles start what would be an epic delivery journey from Redbay to Tromso over the course of six days. The latest Stormforce 1250 was destined for  Svalbard, Svalbard  is a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. At 77 degrees north it is one of the harshest environments that any boat can be expected to operate and can regularly experience temperatures of as low as -30 and 24 hours of darkness during te winter months. This 1250 has been added to tour operator Svalbard Adventures fleet along side their existing Stormforce 12m.

The first leg of the journey saw the boat sail from  Redbay to Bergen in just two days. After what looked like the perfect weather window the boat departed Redbay on Sunday 9th August at 6pm destined for Scrabster on the northcoast of Scotland to lift fuel. Cruising at 19 knots through glass like conditions the 292 mile journey to Scrabster took just 15 hours with the crew running thought the night and rotating watch shifts.

After a quick nap and refueling for both the boat and crew they set off to cross the  North Sea to Bergen. The North Sea is reputed to be one of the most challenging and roughest stretches of water where only the hardiest of fisherman dare to go, fortunately on this trip that was not the case. The 16 hour crossing only required the window wipers to be used twice because of extremely calm conditions, something totally unheard of in the north sea.  After an uneventful 600 miles at an average speed of 19knots the boat was arrived in Bergen where it was handed over to its new owners, the Svalbard Adventure group. From Bergen it continued its journey north to Tromsø through the majestic fjords before being loaded on to a ship destined for her final home in Svalbard.

Specification

  • 22″ Solid foam collar set
  • Twin 800l Stainless steel tanks
  • Twin Mercury Marine 6.7l (550HP) engine couple to Teignbridge marine stern gear
  • Sea-fire FM200 fire fighting system
  • 12 x Scotia high back seats
  • 2 x Grammer Avento suspension seats
  • 2 x Garmin 7412 chart plotters
  • Garmin VHF115i
  • Simrad Auto pilot
  • Simrad Class A AIS
  • Fusion RA70 Stereo
  • 1 x RFD Surviva Safety 8-man ISO life raft with cradle
  • 1 x RFD Surviva 6-man ISO life raft with cradle
  • 2 x Hydrostatic Release units
  • 1 Simrad Class A AIS system with FRP antenna
  • 2 x ICOM 1600 GMDSS hand held radios
  • 1 x McMurdo Fastfind float-free EPIRB with GPS
  • 1 x S4 Rescue SART with mast and bracket
  • 1 x NASA NAVTEX system
  • 1 x Simarine PICO Battery monitor for all battery banks
  • 2 x Eberspacher D4(4kW) cabin heater on main fuel tank

Stormforce 1150 – N05

The latest boat to sea trial is the fifth 1150 to date and his one being commission to Paddy McLaughlin. This is Paddy’s 5th Redbay in the past 20 years and replaces his Stormforce 11m. A first for this boat is the engine package. Unlike the previous boat this one has been fitted with the smaller 4 Cylinder  Yanamr 4LV-250 coupled to the Yanmar Zt370 stern drives. Even with the reduction in horsepower the boat still managed 35 knots with 1200L of fuel on board.

Specification

  • 22″ 1200 GSM Hypalon tubes
  • Twin 600l fuel tanks
  • Twin Yamnar 4LV-250
  • Twin ZT370 Sterndrives
  • Seaglaze series 15 hidden frame windows
  • Seaglaze marine series 21 double leaf door
  • 4 x Grammer avento air suspension seats
  • 2 x long bench seat with table
  • Double V-Berth in bow
  • Forward heads compartment
  • Garmin 7412 touchcreen chart plotters
  • Garmin Radar
  • Fusion stereo
  • Garmin VHF 115i
  • Lewmar windlass
  • Garmin GHC10 Autopilot
  • Garmin AIS 800
  • Teak on Aft deck
  • Black powder coating on rails