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Big RIBs Gather for Dromquinna Manor Motor Boat Rally in Kenmare

4th May 2015
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Big RIbs gather at Dromquinna in Kenmare

#motorboatweekend – In spite of the squalls and rain showers crossing county Kerry for most of the Bank holiday weekend, Dromquinna Manor's annual Motor Boat Weekend drew a fleet of up to a dozen RIBs for what is the mostern westerly RIB rally in Europe. Tucked snugly on the hotel dock, (pictured above) crews enjoyed some Dromquinna hospitality at the nearby Boat House on Saturday afternoon.

Activities over the weekend were based around a number of adventure challenges (including a run out to the Bull Rock lighthouse) from an impressive display of high specification Irish RIBs.

The fleet included several top of the range Red Bay RIB's, one with an 8.4m inboard diesel and canvas cabin. Another four seater 7.4m Red Bay was fitted with a 300hp Suzuki outboard. There were also two impressive Tornados, a diesel inboard version from Excalibur from Cork plus two more eight metre Ribcraft vessels along with some smaller Zodiacs.

 

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  • Comment Link Steve Wallwork 8th May 2015 posted by Steve Wallwork

    Hi
    I would like to add to this listing our 5mtr
    Ribcraft rib powered by a 60 hp Mariner engine
    Both rib and engine is 10 years old and successfully completed
    The Dromquinna Manor event agains the larger class
    Vessels. Our Rib Citrus is serviced and maintained
    By Bill Higham Marine based in Worsley Manchester

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