01 Apr INISHKEEN – Stormforce 6.5
Inishkeen was launched earlier this year, and is now in active service on Lough Erne, County Fermanagh. The RIB was built for the Lough Erne Warden, Waterways Ireland.
The RIB is signifcant due to being fitted with the Yamaha Diesel Stern Drive normally only fitted to the larger Stormforce RIBs. The RIB was required to fit into the Warden’s current boat shed, so a maximum length of 6.5 metres was allowed. This resulted in the RIB having to be taken from the larger 7.4 mould, to enable the full beam needed to fit the larger diesel engine and engine bay.
The RIB has a shortened wrap around console, with twin suspension seats. The RIB has been built to fully comply with the MCA Code of Practice