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RIB Victory for Mazda UK in Round Ireland Challenge
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#RIB – Mazda UK and partner Linley Swan GP have scored a class victory in the arduous Powerboat and RIB Round Ireland Challenge 2013. Winning skipper, Tom Montgomery-Swan led the 13 remaining boats into Kilmore Quay at 2pm on August…
Delayed Round Ireland RIB Challenge Heads for Royal Cork
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#ribchallenge – 10000hrs Sunday – Afloat.ie just received news from ribber Derek Shaw on Nyzod, a Zodia Pro Open 650, on the RIB Challenge that the fleet is en route to Royal Cork Yacht Club and has just passed the…
Round Ireland RIB Challenge Skipper Thrown From Boat, Rescued by Coastguard Helicopter
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#RIB – An air sea rescue for a solo Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RIB) skipper in the Irish Sea got the 2013 Round Ireland RIB Challenge off to a dramatic start at the weekend. The 24–boat circumnavigation RIB fleet arrived…
Welsh Rib Run Makes Best of Dublin Bay Heat Wave
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A Donegal based Redbay 6.1m RIB, Deep Six (the 'welcome wagon') along with another RIB from Belfast ran out to the Kish lighthouse on Dublin Bay on Saturday to escort a 10–boat RIB fleet from Wales up the river Liffey and…
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Whatever your business, Redbay Boats have many years experience working with the various regulatory bodies to provide safe and seaworthy craft for commercial operations the world over. Projects both in the UK and abroad have included: Fishery Protection Vessels Ballistically…
Kill Cord 'Not Attached To Driver' in Cornwall RIB Tragedy
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#KillCord - An official report into the tragic speedboat accident in Cornwall earlier this month that killed a father and daughter says that the driver was not attached to the boat's 'kill cord'. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, BSkyB executive…
New Irish Built Pilot RIB to Go on Show at Seaworks Exhibition
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Irish Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) builder Red Bay Boats is exhibiting one of its giant 16–metre Pilot Boat Stormforce RIBs at next month's Seaworks commercial exhibition in Southampton. Intended for a variety of commercial applications including Pilot, Patrol, and passenger…
Police Focus On Kill Cord In Cornwall RIB Tragedy
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#KillCord - Police in Cornwall investigating the deaths of a father and daughter in a speedboat accident off Padstow at the weekend are focusing on the boat's 'kill cord', according to BBC News. BSkyB executive Nick Milligan and his eight-year-old…
Dublin Bay RIB Raid to Greystones Hailed a Big Success
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#rib – The first ever Dublin Bay RIB raid to Wicklow  has been hailed a great success with plans afoot for more Raids writes Ronan Beirne. Proceedings commenced on Sunday with a RNLI jife jacket check by the RNLI at…
Suzuki Shows off new Outboard Engine Joystick Control
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#joystick – Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced that it has a new Joystick Control System in development. The announcement was made earlier this month at the 2013 Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama.The new joystick system is meant to integrate…
First Dublin Bay RIB Raid from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones
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#RIB – The National Yacht Club is running Dublin Bay's first Rib Raid from Dun Laoghaire on the south side of the bay to the new harbour in Greystones in Co. Wicklow on Sunday 5th May. The raid is in…
Red Bay Boats Launches Second RIB with Hyundai SeasAll Engine
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#watermota – Engine, gearbox and generator specialist, WaterMota, has signed Irish RIB builder Redbay Boats, based in Cushendall, Co. Antrim as a new dealer for the Hyundai SeasAll diesel engine range. Redbay Boats has just launched its second craft fitted…
NI RIB Firm to Hold Demo Weekend
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#RIBS – Redbay Boats is holding a demo and secondhand boat weekend on the 31st March/1st April at its home port of Cushendall, Co. Antrim. A wide range of secondhand boats will be on display as well as sea trials…
New Powerboat School for Dun Laoghaire
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#POWERBOAT – Irish National Sailing School (INSS) and Club have announced a new venture in to powerboating. A sister company, the Irish National Powerboat School is providing 'powerboat courses suitable for all levels from novice powerboaters to experienced hands'. The…
Sligo RIB Specialists Move to Larger Premises
RIBs
#RIBs – One of Ireland's largest Rib and Inflatable Boat Service Centres is on the move. With almost 20 years experience Inland Inflatable Service run by Ronan and Sinead Keys is moving to a new purpose built 8000 sq foot…
Massive Irish 16-Metre RIB Nears Completion at Red Bay
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#RIBS–Antrim's Red Bay Boats are building a 16-metre RIB and the new model to the Red Bay range will have a number of commercial applications. The Northern Ireland boat firm is operating at full capacity with commercial orders this month,…

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