Stormforce 1250


The Stormforce 1250 is the latest design to emerge from the yard, designed as a smaller sister of the 1650. conceived to have most of the features of the 1650, the 1250 has been designed as the basis for a wide variety of application. The first boat was sold for operation as passenger ferry to the Kintyre Express team who already operate 4 Redbay RIBS.


“I simply cannot believe how good this boat is in all weather conditions especially in head seas”

said Haydn Chambers of Kintyre Express


The Stormforce 1250 was first launched in 2016 and is the latest in the Redbay Stormforce range. Team Redbay turned to Joe McCollam, renowned Naval Architect, to come up with a brand new hull form to plug the gap between the Stormforce 11 and 1650. Joe had previously designed the mega Stormforce 1650 and much of the design inspiration came from the experience of that design. The brief was to produce a fast, comfortable and efficient hull that was capable of being propelled within the restraints of the available stern-drive power packages.

The new 1250 measures in at 13.25 metres LOA, has a beam of 4 metres and can weigh up to 12000kgs. It can be a serious go anywhere cruiser, a passenger boat or the ultimate expedition craft and each design is totally bespoke to the clients specification.


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


The RIB can be powered by any propulsion system, including twin sterndrive, waterjet, or conventional propeller shaft & rudder configurations. Our most popular engine arrangement is twin Yanmar 8LV Inboard Diesels with Sterndrives.


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:

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

Design Data


Length Overall: 13.50 metres

Waterline Length: 10.75 metres

Beam Overall: 3.90 metres

Draft: 0.60 meters

Displacement: 10 tonnes

Design Category: B


Stormforce 1250m can be fitted with any engine arrangement including:

  • Twin Inboard Diesel Sterndrives

  • Twin Inboards with Rudders and Shaft Drives


Interior Options


With the 1250’s new larger Explorer-X cabin the possibilities of cabin seating layouts are endless. Our most popular is our leisure arrangement.  In this layout there is space for 6 Grammer Avento Air suspension seats with 2 long rear bench seats and a drop down table.


The 1250 can be equipped with a galley area, which can be fitted with a Large fridge or cooler box, Stainless Steal Sink, Microwave Oven and a 2 Ring Electric Hob

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Full GRP toilet and shower cubical with running hot water and 24v toilet


Berth Options


The 1250s larger hull gives us room for crawl space below deck.

This allows us to have options for 2 single berths at the rear of the cabin under the bench seats with a set of steps leading down to them.

These berths can double as wet lockers with an automatic bilge pump and a heater installed for holding any foul weather gear.


At the bow of the boat there is a spacious fore peak berth with full standing head height that sleeps 2 people comfortably.

Utilising the 1250s crawl space the bow of the boat can be fitted with 2  single berths underneath the console.

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Using advanced CAD programs we can work closely with our customers to design a boat around them, to suit their specification.