The Stormforce 11 is a deep V hull form, which is one of the reasons that this RIB has such fantastic abilities in rough offshore conditions. The Deep-V hull is combined with sprayrails to produce additional lift and improve the hydrodynamics of the hull. The tube is designed to sit firmly in contact with the water surface while at rest, ensuring that the RIB has maximum stability.
One of the major safety feature designs of the 12 is the Hard Nose, and, after many years in testing, it has proven itself to be one of the most successful features on this design. The nose offers complete protection from detubing, which can occur when driving hard in large sea states. Additionally, there are two independent tubes on each side of the hull, offering even greater safety.
The other features of the hard nose are mainly a practicality need. The GRP nose offers a much more suitable platform from which to anchor or moor without damaging the tubes. It also offers much more internal space; this has enabled a large dry storage locker to be encorporated, and most models facilitates twin berths.
The RIB can be powered by any propulsion system but is ideally suited to Twin Yamaha Diesel Sterndrive installations.
The cabins offer a spacious double berth in the bow of the RIB with the controls mounted forward in the main cabin, offering plenty of space for todays modern navigational equipment. The layout of the rest of the cabin is left for you to decide. Options can include individual seats with safety harnesses for 12+2, and for long range operations, Air Sprung Suspension seats are also available. Galleys and toilet cubicles can also be fitted.
At the stern is a dedicated engine compartment with plenty of space for working around a twin installation. Between the engine compartment and the main cabin, depending on the version, a large storage locker is provided which extends the full width of the vessel.
Our experience working closely with both serious offshore leisure users and commercial operators puts us in a unique position of being able to understand the needs and requirements of all types of users. That’s why we are the preferred choice for Passenger Boats; our Ribs can easily satisfy Coding requirements, whilst maintaining a high quality luxury interior; truly something important to the Passenger RIB.