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Crosshaven Boatyard Unveil New Rodman Boats at Southampton Boat Show 2021

11th September 2021
The Rodman Spirit 31 Outboard
The Rodman Spirit 31 Outboard from Crosshaven Boatyard

After a year's break, Hugh Mockler of Crosshaven Boatyard from Cork Harbour is delighted to be presenting a three boat Rodman line up at the Southampton Boat Show that runs until the 18th September, with representatives from each of Rodman's leisure boat ranges; the Rodman Spirit 31 Outboard, Rodman 1090 Evolution and Rodman Muse 44. The boats can be found on the water, berths M139, M141 and M143.

All three boats showcase some of the latest updates from the Rodman shipyard, all benefitting from large hull windows, improving the space and light in the cabins.

The Rodman 1090 Evolution is the first of the new Evolution range from Rodman. From the Fisher & Cruiser range, the proven Rodman 1040 hull has been utilised to create the new Rodman 1090 Evolution, with a completely new superstructure featuring a useful side door. With all the benefits you can expect from a Rodman, including deep walk around side decks, large cockpit space, the strength of build and excellent seakeeping, but now in a modern package!

The Outboard version of the Rodman Spirit 31 will be presented at the show. The boat displayed at the show features new materials and colour schemes, giving the model a fresh look. You can expect excellent performance from her twin 200hp Suzuki outboards, with max speed pushing 40 knots. The Rodman Spirit 31 is available with inboard or outboard power - not sure which is best for you? Come and see our staff on the boat and ask for one of our 'Inboard or Outboard' leaflets, presenting all the information you need to know to work out which option is best for your boating adventures.

The stunning Rodman Muse 44 on the water this year showcases larger saloon windows compared to previous models, and this particular boat has a whole host of exciting extras to see, including a hydraulic bathing platform and underwater (disco!) lights. This three cabin 44 footer is on IPS drives, making manoeuvring a doddle and offering improved fuel economy over shaft drive.

The Rodman boats will be staffed by RBS Marine, the importer for Rodman boats for the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands, and also on hand will be staff from local Rodman representatives from Ireland (Crosshaven Boatyard).

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Crosshaven Boat Yard is the Irish distributor for Dufour Yachts of France. Crosshaven Boatyard offers a complete range of top quality Cruising and Racing yachts from 32 feet to 52 feet.

Crosshaven Boat Yard was established over 60 years ago and has been a family-based operation since its early days.

The Yard originally specialised in building commercial fishing boats and small pleasure craft, both sail and power and is famous for its involvement in the construction of a number of significant yachts such as Gypsy Moth V, Saint Brendan, Longbow II and a series of Moondusters were completed up to the early ’80s.

Crosshaven Boat Yard installed the first commercial marina, with a Marine Travel hoist, in Ireland in 1979. This era saw a major change of emphasis in the business and since then we have concentrated on all aspects of the repair, care and maintenance.

The Cork Harbour company also offer, the White Shark Range of Sports Boats cater for angling and water skiing interests.

Crosshaven Boatyard are also agents for the popular Seaward Range of Motor Cruisers from 19′ to 42′.

The firm's Brokerage service consistently achieves top results for our large client base and we can offer the best professional advice whether you are a buyer or a boat owner.

The yard is situated just a stone's throw from the Royal Cork Yacht Club,  the oldest yacht club in the world founded in 1720.

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