Boat Features

Manufacturer: Redbay

Year: 2010

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Nominal Length: 27.56


The Redbay Expedition 8.4 has a full GRP cabin. This means it is an extremely strong and safe RIB, which has been fitted with wrap around toughened glass screen for maximum visibility and safety. The cabin has resulted in low noise levels, leaving a very pleasant ambiance for offshore cruising. Access around the cabin is via wide side decks.

 The Expedition also brings several features previously only found on larger RIBs, such a the hardnose. Over the years, the hardnose feature of the Stormforce 9.1-11 has proven itself very worthy, and it was felt that this feature should be incorporated at an early stage in the development of the Expedition. The hardnose has the most important safety feature of helping prevent detubing, which is a risk when offshore cruising in large seas. It also provides a secure anchoring point, and in the Expedition version has an anchor locker within the nose, to make full use of this benefit. The hardnose also means that there are two berths in the bow, and also provided a lot of storage space. There is also adequate room to comfortably sit upright in the forward cabin; this was another of the major requirements for the new design. 

The stern/engine bay arrangement was also developed from design details of the larger Stormforce RIBs. This is highly advanced in reducing and eliminating spray and sea water from entering the engine bay and reduces any risk of the engine flooding. It also provides a large seating/sun lounging area aft.

Interior & Fitout

The most striking feature about the interior is just how airy it is, which helps to ensure maximum comfort for all onboard when at sea. The interior sides, rear seating, console, exterior deck, sides, bow and engine bay are all taken from the one mould. This ensures the highest quality finish, reduced build times and is perfect for the lower sides of the cabin which can be subject to the usual bumps, knocks and mucky fingers!

Along with having two moulded side benches with integral storage aft, Expeditions are normally fitted with four High Back Comfort Seats, with storage beneath as standard. The High Back Comfort Seats add a higher level of comfort and security than traditional RIB seating arrangements. 

Redbay Stormforce 8.4 mtr Heavy Duty Commercial Hull built to ISO 12215

70 Gallon (315 litre) stainless steel fuel tanks to ISO 21487

Stern Platform 

22” Diameter, 1200 GSM Hypalon single section tubes

6 Compartment Heavy Duty D-Fender

External Lifelines Pressure relief valves

Moulded GRP cabin with Seaglaze Marine windows, Seaglaze Marine Door and carpet head-lining and Bow forecabint with 2 berths and storage lockersFull length bow deck with hand railsBow anchor locker with lockable lid3 x Goiot slim-line deck/escape hatchesHigh sided engine bay compartment with full width access lidStern pushpit rails with fender baskets1 x 4” Stern Drainage trunkNon-slip deck surfacesDeck Sump with Automatic Bilge Pumping system to ISO 150834 x Scotia seats mounted on GRP bases with storage lockers 

Navigation lights and all round white Console Dry Storage box with internal 12V charging points and fuse panels

WEMA Fuel tank Level Indicator

Garmin 4012 series Chart plotter and Radar system

Garmin Depth Sounder 


Sony Marine CD/Stereo with IPOD connection 

Offshore Compass with light Heater demister system Bow Eye and 2 Stern Eyes2 x Fire extinguishersRepair KitOwners Manual

Stern platform

Folding Swim Ladder

AFT b/head rail outside door positionIn-fill for bow berths

Aft Samoson Posts to have extended lugs fab's in steel workshop

Cleat on centre of bow and forward section of breather boxes

Hand rail extended around along cabin and around bow of cabin above screen

Bow pulpit as per crusader boat

2 alloy fairelads fitted on bow deck

4 large fender eyes either side 

Carbine hooks added to fenders for clipping off

Upgrade baskets to 3 per side and 2 additional fenders

1000W Electric Windlass with gysy and 10 kg delta anchor stowed in bow  roller

Upgrade Delta to Rocna roll bar anchor

After deck floodlightcabin controlled Hella Searchlamp above helm Upgrade

4 Scotia seats to include KAB 524 suspension basesScotia Seat to include magazine pouch handle and armrestAddition of 4 x 4 point harnness to seats

Upgrade Nav lights to Hella LED type-

FOCSpring retainer on glove box to hold it open12V Buccaneer outlet on eng bay bulkhead beside bilge pump pipe

Upgrade to 5012 touch screen chartplotterRemote for 5012 GSD22

Sounder Module with P79 in-hull transducer

GMI10 repaeater with DepthGarmin GHP10 autopilot with upgraded hydraulic steering systemHydraulic tilting steering helm, 4-48007 and X52Garmin GPSMAP276 c on bracketGarmin Blue chart G2 Vision EU706L Garmin Blue chart G2 regular chart EU706L 

Upgrade above Sony system to include DVD playing capability

Upgrade VHF to ICOM 505 with AIS recieverFitment of External hailing hornVHF mounted in pod above windscreen - FOCAFI trumpet horn mounted under Radar power towerOffshore 75 compass on bracket w/light

Additional oulet from cabin heater to forecabin

RACOR 500 Fg Fuel water separator with glass bowl

2nd battery with splitting diodePrime and anti-foul hull white

Laminate additional GRP sacrificial wearing strip along keel for beaching

TreadmasterBack rests on aft seats in cabin

LED floor lighting4 x recessed roof lights in main cabin, 2 in forecabin - FOCadditional stainless steel handle at chart plotter2 additional 600 mm handles inside doorCool box in aft seat with 12 v chargingTelescopic

Boat Hook Mounted of aft b/headSea

Toilet in bow compartment 

Bow rails on deck coach roof

2 x Full height flag poles, 316 stainless steel

2 x Solar vents on cabin roofSea-me radar reflector mounted on power towerBlue Performace cockpit bags - Storage Nets x 2

White Fibreglass drop down chart table/ workstation with spport leg &  12 V chargingAft Deck table as per demo boat with socket 2 x sets rope hooks of aft rails

Rail closer with pelican hook  betweem rail and wheelhouse

Yamaha ME432STI (285 Hp) diesel stern drive with SP Hyadradrive

Fuel/Water Separator1

10Ah Gel Battery system with Isolator switch

Engine bay Automatic Bilge system

Crystic Fireguard machinery space lining

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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