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
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’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
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.