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MGM Boats Launch Zodiac's New Medline 6.8 RIB
2020 has been a big year for Zodiac RIBs and its Irish agent MGM Boats. The year started with a big challenge; launching the Medline 9 in the middle of the COVID crisis.  Zodiac says its multiplied by five the…
The former Avon eJET 450 will now carry the Zodiac marque
The world’s first 4.5m electric tender is now the flagship of Zodiac’s electric RIB range. Originally launched in 2017 by Z Nautic under the Avon brand, the eJET 450 will now carry the prestigious Zodiac marque as part of a…
 The recently delivered Zodiac Open 5.5 RIB is a useful size for diving, fishing, underwater hunting, work or pleasure trips
MGM Boats have delivered a new Zodiac Open 5.5 to a customer at Ireland's biggest marina at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. The Dublin yacht broker, who took on the agency for the leading French RIB range in December 2019…
The plans for John & Adam Brennan’s new Redbay Stormforce 1450 as they were in March. But with a third eco-friendly centreline economy engine since added to the specification, the boat has now become the Redbay Stormforce 1650, 54ft long with an additional 0.5 metres of beam, and due for delivery in April 2021
Renowned hospitality specialist John Brennan of Dromquinna Manor and the Park Hotel in Kenmare in County Kerry is best known for his entertaining and informative “At Your Service” double act on television with his brother Francis. In it, the brothers…
Medline 9 - top speed of 55 knots
MGM Boats at Dun Laoghaire Harbour have announced the launch of the biggest ever RIB built by international manufacturer Zodiac.  The French RIB builder and their Irish agents are making the most of the lockdown with the virtual launch of its 'big…
The new Zodiac Open 5.5 has a Deep V fibreglass hull
MGM Boats describes the new Zodiac Open 5.5 that has recently landed at the boatyard in Dun Laoghaire Harbour as the 'Swiss army knife of boats'. As regular Afloat readers will know, MGM Boats became Irish Zodiac distributors last December. In…
The new Pulse59 from RS in Hall 15 at boot Düsseldorf
The ‘game changer’ Pulse58 was officially launched at boot Düsseldorf yesterday (Sunday 19 January), and RS joint chief executives Alex Newton Southon and Jon Partridge spoke passionately about the vision for this project and what they have planned for the…
The Pulse 58 - an electric RIB
RS Electric Boats, the brand-new sister company to RS Sailing, this week launches the Pulse 58 - its electric RIB. Unveiled at Boot Dusseldorf, the Pulse58 is the product of two years of development and is ground-breaking as the first-ever…
The new Open 5.5 Zodiac RIB available from MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire
Top Irish boat dealer MGM Boats has added the Zodiac Inflatable and Rigid Inflatable Boat marque to the range of boats offered at its Dun Laoghaire Harbour showrooms. In announcing the new distributorship, Dublin Bay-based MGM Boats has launched a promotion on the…
Berthon’s boatyard in Lymington, Hampshire
UK and Ireland RIB dealer Berthon is currently recruiting for a new RIB production manager to arrange import, fit out and handover of Gemini RIBs and other small boats. The successful applicant will be based in Lymington, Hampshire and will…
RIB skipper Sergio Davì berthed in Snarfari Marina, Reykjavik in Iceland
The fascinating adventure of RIB skipper Sergio Davì continues alone in the most extreme and difficult part of his bid to complete an ‘Ice RIB Challenge’ from Palermo to New York. Since his departure from Palermo about a month ago,…
Sergio Davi at Belfast Harbour Marina last week
Since his departure from Palermo about a month ago, Sergio Davi in his Nautilus Explorer RIB has already covered more than 2,500 nautical miles of the 7,000 planned to complete his ‘Ice RIB Challenge’ from Palermo to New York. The…
With a total of 1,400 HP, the ZH-1300 has a maximum speed of 55+ knots in full load condition, and with a 1,893 litre (approx. 500 gallons) fuel capacity, she can traverse 350 nautical miles at 35 knots
Cork Harbour had an impressive RIB visitor when a Zodiac Hurricane ZH-1300 MACH II OB Interceptor called to the south coast earlier this month writes Bob Bateman The new model is the newest and largest platform of the Zodiac Hurricane range and…
The new all–white Red Bay RIB bound for County Kerry. With 1200Lt Fuel Tanks the RIB has a 400–mile range
John Brennan of Dromquinna Manor in County Kerry took delivery of a new 11.5 metre rib from Irish RIB manufacturer Red Bay Boats last month. On its maiden voyage, it travelled 440 miles from the boat builders yard in County…
Paul Finnett, his son Toby and two brothers had been exploring the island of Mogonisi near Paxos before the tragedy
#Greece - A British oil executive has spoken of his heartbreak over the loss of his 15-year-old son in a freak boating accident in Greece last weekend. As Mail Online reports, Toby Finnett died after falling overboard into the propellor…
A slick new 11m Red Bay arrives in the Isle of Man
County Antrim RIB builder Red Bay Boats Ltd has disptached its latest 11m RIB to a new home in the Isle of Man. The slick black Stormforce 11–metre has twin Yanmar 370z inboard diesels, a joystick control system and two…

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