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Crosshaven Boatyard — the Irish agents for Rodman Boats — yesterday took the wrapping off a new Rodman Spirit 31 at their Cork Harbour yard and marina.

The hardtop inboard model comes with 320HP Volvo diesel engine, slightly different from the one that was shown with the Spanish brand’s latest range at boot Düsseldorf earlier this year.

For more details, contact Crosshaven Boatyard at 021 483 1161 or email [email protected]

Published in Crosshaven Boatyard

This is the first time in some years that Rodman have been to Boot Dusseldorf, and now is a great time for them to make a comeback as the show is anticipated to be bigger than ever.

Their stand, B19 in Hall 4 will have on display the newest developments to come from the factory, with two completely new models and two models showcasing recent facelifts and there will be an Irish presence on the stand with Hugh Mockler of Crosshaven Boatyard from Cork Harbour.

The new Rodman 33 Offshore will have her official international launch at Dusseldorf, and the new Rodman 1090 Evolution, launched last year at Southampton Boat Show, will also be on display. Then, two more of Rodman’s outboard models will be on the stand, the Rodman Spirit 31 Outboard and the Rodman 890 Ventura- with both models having new hull windows and refreshed interiors to show off.

This is the first time RBS Marine have attended Boot Dusseldorf, and Ben Stevens is looking forward to being on the stand for the duration to meet visiting clients from the UK. It will be wonderful to be joined by Hugh Mockler from Crosshaven Boatyard as Ben and Hugh look to develop Rodman within the Irish market together. Rodman boats are renowned for their strength of build and seakeeping, making them ideal for the demands of boating in Ireland’s waters.

Rodman Spirit 31

Outboard – boating, the way you want it! The Rodman Spirit 31 (pictured above) is available as a hardtop or open, with inboard or outboard power, and with single or twin engines. At Dusseldorf the Spirit 31 Hard Top outboard will be on display, which features the unique sliding transom seats unique to the model which allow access to the port or starboard sides of the cockpit. The outboard version features a double berth to the mid-ship, with a separate forward cabin and separate heads. Ideal for families or couples as a comfortable weekender, and lots of fun with the outboard engines giving a thrilling performance at your fingertips.

Rodman 33 Offshore

Rodman 33 Offshore Navegando 030 1Rodman 33 Offshore

The first crossover seen between Rodman’s commercial department and their leisure range, the outboard-powered Rodman 33 Offshore is based on the hull of their formidable Rodman 33 Patrol. With the Patrol version used for fast intervention missions by government agencies, the 33 Offshore is more for chasing the sunshine and the fishing than the baddies! With speeds of up to 45 knots, it’s a thrilling ride to your destination or fishing grounds, and you can experience the joy of alfresco dining with the optional BBQ galley unit aft of the helm. For more than quick trips, there is a separate heads compartment and double berth cabin with hanging storage.

Rodman 1090 Evolution

Rodman 1090 Evolution 12Rodman 1090 Evolution

Rodman’s Fisher & Cruiser range has really captured the hearts of boaters in the UK and Ireland over the last 20 years, and the Rodman 1090 Evolution represents a new era for this popular range. The 1090 Evolution is based on the proven 1040 hull and retains the features we know and love like the wide walk-around side decks and large cockpit space. However, the 1090 Evolution brings forward a whole host of exciting and modern updates including large hull windows, side door, sliding saloon doors and fresh interior materials. The boat is available as a hardtop (with a large electric sunroof as standard) or flybridge and is on inboard shaft driven Volvo D4 engines with a choice of 270 or 300hp.

Rodman 890 Ventura

R890 Ventura New Hull WindowsRodman 890 Ventura

Rodman’s entry-level outboard model, the 890 Ventura is the ideal boat if you want to compromise your fishing and cruising desires. Can be specified with a fishing pack (to include rod holders, tackle storage unit) or cruising pack (sunbathing areas, cockpit tables) or perhaps a bit of both to keep everyone happy! Excellent all-round visibility from the wheelhouse and the 890 Venture now benefits from new hull windows which let more light into the cabins, increasing the feeling of space below deck.

Published in Crosshaven Boatyard
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Marine Science Perhaps it is the work of the Irish research vessel RV Celtic Explorer out in the Atlantic Ocean that best highlights the essential nature of marine research, development and sustainable management, through which Ireland is developing a strong and well-deserved reputation as an emerging centre of excellence. From Wavebob Ocean energy technology to aquaculture to weather buoys and oil exploration these pages document the work of Irish marine science and how Irish scientists have secured prominent roles in many European and international marine science bodies.


At A Glance – Ocean Facts

  • 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by the ocean
  • The ocean is responsible for the water cycle, which affects our weather
  • The ocean absorbs 30% of the carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by human activity
  • The real map of Ireland has a seabed territory ten times the size of its land area
  • The ocean is the support system of our planet.
  • Over half of the oxygen we breathe was produced in the ocean
  • The global market for seaweed is valued at approximately €5.4 billion
  • · Coral reefs are among the oldest ecosystems in the world — at 230 million years
  • 1.9 million people live within 5km of the coast in Ireland
  • Ocean waters hold nearly 20 million tons of gold. If we could mine all of the gold from the ocean, we would have enough to give every person on earth 9lbs of the precious metal!
  • Aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector in the world – Ireland is ranked 7th largest aquaculture producer in the EU
  • The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean in the world, covering 20% of the earth’s surface. Out of all the oceans, the Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest
  • The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world. It’s bigger than all the continents put together
  • Ireland is surrounded by some of the most productive fishing grounds in Europe, with Irish commercial fish landings worth around €200 million annually
  • 97% of the earth’s water is in the ocean
  • The ocean provides the greatest amount of the world’s protein consumed by humans
  • Plastic affects 700 species in the oceans from plankton to whales.
  • Only 10% of the oceans have been explored.
  • 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year, equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute.
  • 12 humans have walked on the moon but only 3 humans have been to the deepest part of the ocean.

(Ref: Marine Institute)

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