The 1650 is the largest model in our range, it was primarily created as a pilot boat, nevertheless it can be equally suited to be a rescue craft, police/coastguard patrol boat, wind farm support vessel or with our new extended wheelhouse and more luxurious interior, the ultimate “go anywhere” charter/leisure craft.

Unlike many vessels of this size which have rounded aft underwater sections, the 1650 has a definitive deep-V hull with a 23- Degree deadrise and a very pronounced upswept bow that dominates the crafts appearance, as well as having plenty of lift which is essential to prevent burying the craft in extreme sea states.


The wide beam of the 1650 allows room for a wider wheelhouse and more space below deck which in turn helps with the lateral stability of the boat. Compared to other vessels of this size the wheelhouse is very spacious, this leaves options for numerous seating arrangements with space for up to 8 Suspension seats with 2 bench seating with a removable table towards the rear of the cabin.

Our carefully laid out dashboard with the most up-to-date electronics package is ergonomically design so that the helm has clear view of his navigation instruments.

Underneath the dashboard is access to companionway steps leading down to a spacious living quarters, with full standing head height. This space can be fitted with a Toilet and a galley and a long bench seat with a large dining table. Forward of this space is another cabin with four bunk beds and overall the accommodation facilities for four people.

Aft of the living quarters is our machinery space which is divided into 3 compartments each sealed with watertight bulkhead doors. The compartments include, fuel tank space, gear box room and engine room each room had ample head room with generous working space around the engine and gear box due to the 1650s wide beam.

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Propulsions is led by two 500hp diesel inboards connected by a Carden shaft to ZF V-Drive gearboxes with the drive then running aft to the propellers. The larger engine bay of the 1650 can accommodate larger engines and with a pair of 1000 hp Scania diesels, speeds up to 40 knots can be achievable. Water jet propulsion is an option.

Recent Installation was Twin Volvo IPS 100 with twin D13 Engines


The Pilot 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

1650 Passenger Ferry


A passenger version has been developed and a new mould has been made for the superstructure. The aim of this design is to provide a concept mainly for inter-island work and provision is made for up to 35 passengers in comfortable seating with a toilet compartment at main deck level and the wheel house mounted above with space for the helm and navigator.

With the 1650s full head height and spacious below decks, the mechanical compartments can be easily accessible for maintenance. Towards the bow of the boat, stairs lead down to a large storage area with space for all the passengers luggage and a spacious galley area making this vessel perfect for sight seeing tours

Fly-Bridge 1650


With our hugely success 1650 pilot boat we began to develop a leisure version of our 16 meter, we decided to design a flybridge version of our passenger cabin. Integrated steps lead up to a spacious flybridge helm position with seating for up to 3 people and a bench seat that has room for a folding table. The Flybridge position can be fitted with a removable canopy which gives you the protection if the weather turns. Fully guard railed the deck give the crew a great sense of security when walking around the boat.

The interior of the boat is fully customisable, with the large cabin any arrangement is possible. The design of the interior will include all the luxuries such as sleeping for up to 6 people, spacious living area with “L” shape Galley and large wraparound bench seat and below deck 2 full head height cabins. All of these makes the boat the ultimate cruising vessel .

1650/15m Open Boat

World Open RIB Challenge

This concept was first brought up when a customer contacted us looking for a boat with great sea going capabilities to try and break the record for an open boat round the world challenge. The design included seating for 6 people inside a large open cabin with toughened wraparound screen. Below decks there are spacious living quarters with plenty of storage areas for provisions. Propulsion is lead by twin 1000hp engines pushing a top speed of 40 knots.

Design Data

Length Overall: 16.50 metres

Waterline Length: 13.70 metres

Beam Overall: 4.79 metres

Waterline Beam: 3.89 metres

Draft: 1.10 meters

Displacement: 17-20 tonnes

Design Category: B


Stormforce 1650m can be fitted with any engine arrangement including:

  • Twin Inboard Diesels with Rudder and Shaft Arrangement

  • Triple Inboard Diesel Sterndrives/ Water Jets


Interior Options


Our current 1650 Patrol cabin has a foot print of 12m squared making it very versatile for many seating arrangements. Our Pilot boat arrangement includes 8 Suspension Seats with 2 Rear bench seats.

Our Passenger layout can take up to 12 passengers plus 2 crew with a Toilet and a Galley at the rear of the cabin.


We are currently developing a passenger cabin for our 1650 it features a flybridge helm position and will have space for up to 20 passengers.


Spacious crew quarters below decks with a Galley fitted with a Fridge, Cooking Hob, Microwave etc.

A full GRP toilet cubical with fresh water toilet and hot water taps


Mechanical Options


The 1650 has 3 main mechanical compartments below decks each sealed with water tight doors. The engines and gearboxes are very easy to work at with the well laid out space.


Propulsion can be lead by a number of options. Our most popular is twin 500hp diesel engines linked to ZF Gear boxes pushing the boat to a top speed of 25 knots.


The 1650 can take up to  twin 1000hp engines


The 1650 can be fitted with two 750 litre fuel tanks

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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.

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