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Redbay Stormforce 11 Flybridge
Developed in 2008 the Stormforce 11 Fly-bridge combined the best of the explorer cabin with the pleasure of helming a boat from an outside steering postion. The external driving position is sublime and with the superb handling characheristics of the Stormforce 11 hull driving externally is just like being in a small open boat again. This model offers the best of both worlds, when the weather takes a turn for the worse everyone can haed below decks to comfort and warmth of the pilot house
The Stormforce 11 is a deep V hull form, which is one of the reasons that this RIB has such fantastic abilities in rough offshore conditions. The Deep-V hull is combined with sprayrails to produce additional lift and improve the hydrodynamics of the hull. The tube is designed to sit firmly in contact with the water surface while at rest; this ensures that the RIB has maximum stability.
One of the major design features is the Hard Nose. This was developed due to several reasons, and has proven itself one of the most successful features on this design after many years in testing. The Hard Nose is primarily a safety feature. When a RIB such as this is driven hard in a large sea state, there is a real risk that detubing could occur. Thus, the nose is designed to offer complete protection to the tubes when operating in these conditions. Furthermore, there are actually two independent tubes on each side of the hull, offering even greater safety.
The other features of the hard nose are mainly from a practicality need. The GRP nose offers a much more suitable platform from which to anchor or moor, without any problems with damaging the tubes. It also offers much more internal space; this was incorporated into a large dry storage locker, and in most models facilitates twin berths.
The RIB can be powered by any propulsion system but is ideally suited to Twin Yamaha Diesel Sterndrive installations.
The Fly-bridge cabin layout is totally customisable to the owner's specific requirements. The entry door can be place to port, straboard or centrally, depending on customer preference.
Inside, a spacious double berth is fitted in the bow section of the RIB with a second one under the fly-brige deck In the main cabin. Aswith all Fly-bridges there are two sets of controls one on the in the pilot house and a second mounted on the on a raised section of the aft deck. All instrumentation and navigation is repeated at the two helm positions. The pilot house can be configure with two or four suspension setas a galley and a toilet/shower compartment.
At the stern is a dedicated engine compartment, with plenty of space for working around a twin installation. On the after end of the vessel the raised engine breathing boxes create a very comfortable external seating positions protected by the security of the one metre high pushpit rails.
Fitout can be completed with Teak & Holly flooring, and many customers specify custom bespoke Red Cherry or oak panelling and furniture. Decks can be finished with either our High Grade Non-Slip surface or Tek-Deck.
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