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2013 Redbay Stormforce 6.5 Open
Stormforce 6.5 Open
Developed from the extremely successful Stormforce 6.1, the 6.5 was a logical and natural progession for Redbay Boats. Initially the brief was to increase the carrying capacity of both crew and fuel, it was borne out of a necessity to deliver longer range cruising. It was not long before this model had formed a reputation all of it';s own. It is retained today to offer versatility to the open RIB range.
Stormforce 6.5 Canopy
In the late 90's Redbay Boats led the industry by creating their revolutionary wraparound canopy range of boats. It is a design which they have perfected and one which many another RIB builder aspires to but can never truly replicate. On the Stormforce 6.5 it allows six crew to sit in a dry comfortable environment, regardless of what the wind and waves may be throwing at the boat
|Length Overall:||6.50 metres|
|Beam Overall:||2.70 metres|
|Max Recommended Load:||1000 kg|
|Max Recommended Engine Power:||168 kW / 225 hp|
|Hull Weight:||710 kg (excluding engines etc.)|
|Max Recommended Persons:||8|
Stormforce 6.5 Open
The Stormforce 6.5 shares many features with the larger 7.4. These includes it's wide beam, high bow, and the fact that it can be fitted with either 18", 19" or 20" diameter tubes.
The 6.5 has been tested by many of the best trade publications including 'Motor Boat and Yachting'. All tests concluded that it handled superbly with a robust build quality and that it would far outlast all of it's competitors.
The Stormforce 6.5 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.
Propulsion can be provided by any engine combination. The Stormforce 6.5 can be fitted with a variety of consoles and a forward cabin.
Stormforce 6.5s have been built for leisure, cruising, rescue, diving, police forces, and other commercial users.
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