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New Red Bay 11.5 metre RIB Arrives in Kenmare, County Kerry

2nd December 2018
The new all–white Red Bay RIB bound for County Kerry. With 1200Lt Fuel Tanks the RIB has a 400–mile range 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 Antrim home to Kerry without fault in Status Yellow and Small Craft Warnings.

Brennan, a keen powerboater, has been updating Afloat on the new vessel that he maintains is 'unlike any other' on Irish waters.

"I had looked at many manufacturers with various different styles of boats but keep coming back to Redbay for their hulls that suit the Atlantic coast", he told

RIB dromquinna manor(Above and below) The new RIB alongside at Dromquinna Manor in Kenmare Bay

RIB aft

The boat had to fill the role of luxury day cruiser and long distant explorer for two people. Not an easy mix but after many email exchanges, specification details and photos exchanged I think they have produced a unique boat unlike anything else on the water", Brennan told


Redbay 11.50

Beam 3.8
1200Lt Fuel Tanks, 400 mile range

Twin Yanmar 8LV 370hp with Yanmar ZT370 legs
Docking Yanmar JC 10 Joy Stick on aft deck
Yanmar Emergency backup engine management

Lewmar Vertical Windless with dual controls

Garmin 7412 and 7408 Chartplotters
Garmin 18 HD Radar
Garmin AIS 800
Garmin GMI 20 Wind Pack
Garmin 315 AIS VHF and 115 VHF
Garmin GHC 20 Autopilot
Garmin xdv Sounder P79 in-hull
Garmin Compass

Seaglaze Series 15 Hidden Frame Windows
2 Grammer Avento Air Double Damper Seats
Lenco Electric Trim Tabs
3x110 AGM Gel Batteries with crossover
ROCA Wipers
Electric Air Horn

RIB internal

Night Vision Lights
LED Lighting System
Low Level Lighting
USB ports

NASA Clipper Navtex Pro

Eberspacher Heating
Wallas 220D Stove & Heater
Engine Windscreen Demister
Dometic Coolmatic CRX 65S Fridge
Jabsco Pressure Water System
60L Hot Water Tank

Corian Work Tops
Avola Wood Finish in Galley
Egger Macassar Wood Finish in Bedroom
Spradling Marine vinyl headlining
Fabricut Marquette Aquarium Seat Covering internally
Fabricut Klein Square Sunbrella Seat Covering Externally

Red bay 11.5

Fusion Ms-ra 770 Media Player & amplifier
Separate interior and Deck Speaker System

Double Bedroom with Memory Foam Mattress
Electric Toilet with Granite Basin and concealed Shower
Compass LED reading Lights

Published in RIBs, Boat Sales Team

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