We have been building high quality boats at our picturesque home in the North East Antrim coast since our foundation in 1977. From our specialised traditional wooden-clinker fishing boats, we have developed into one of the finest manufacturers of fibreglass boats in the U.K. Many of our team are RNLI Crew for the local Redbay Lifeboat station; this is reflected in the experience behind our boats.
Much of the progress of Redbay Boats can be attributed to the Fastfishers range of boats. These have proven to be a very popular buy with both the day fisherman and also as the demanding commercial workboat market. We established a range of GRP fishing boats that extended from 12 to 21 feet. They are still renowned for their sea keeping abilities, build quality, safety, speed and comfort. Our Fastfisher 21 model has been described by expert fishing magazines as “the perfect angling machine”.
Redbay boats is an ambitious company, always striving to stay ahead of the market in terms of product quality. As an example of our ability to lead in design development, we began building fibreglass sports boats a number of years ago. We then developed our own revolutionary hull design with the result being that our Stormforce RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) range has been both financially and critically an overwhelming success for our company.
We manufacture RIBs varying in size from 6.1 metres to our prize 11 metre version. Our base in the rugged waters of the north east coast of Northern Ireland is perfect Ribbing territory, allowing our team to test and refine our models on a continual basis, further improving a winning formula.
Redbay Boats has a team of highly skilled, experienced staff whose work in each stage of design, testing, manufacturing, selling and reviewing is of the highest quality available. Almost all of these stages are done right here on the coast base.
Due to continued success of our Stormforce RIBs, it has been necessary to expand our workspace, a new workshop was built which has almost doubled the floorspace of the factory. We have also provided more secure storage of boats around this.
Redbay Boats is above all geared towards satisfying customer needs. Our emphasis on quality whilst striving to meet these customer requirements have ensured that both our client base and our product has prospered each and every year.