Our History

1977

Began building 1st wooden boats.

 

 

May 1978

 The 1st 16 foot wooden boat was completed.

 

1980 - 1981

Appointed agents for Plymouth Pilots, 16-18 and Saltram 24, and Supadorys.

 

1982

Began building our own brand of fishing boats, the Rathlin fisher 15' (later to be known as the Redbay Fastfisher 157).

 

May 1982

 Began building Ranger speed boats 13'6" and 16'6", later to become Redbay Ski-sport 136 and Ski-sport 166.

 

1984

Developed Rathlin Fisher - with cabin and steering console.

 

1985 - 1986

 Extended premises. Began building Fastfisher 21.

 

1987 - 1988

Developed Fastfisher 21 with two cabin sizes.

Built three open Fastfisher 21 passenger boats for Argyll & Bute Council.

 

1991

Began building Fastfisher 166.

 

 Moved to existing premises - opened new shop.

 

1993

 Developed Fastfisher 166 and 19.

 

 Began building 1st Stormforce 6.1 and 5.1, both based on our speedboat hulls.

 

 Raced the Stormforce 6.1 powered by 2 x 65hp Suzuki in the Round Scotland races, winning three of the five offshore legs and finishing 2nd in class. The crew were, Tom McLaughlin, Peter McLaughlin, Gerard O'Neill, and James Farrell. Race No. 63.

 

1994

 

Peter and Bundoran Lifeboat crew set a speed record on the River Shannon with our race boat - Time: 4 hours 01 min 33 sec.

 

1995

Began developing the Stormforce range - the 1st 6.5 launched.

 

1996

Began dealing with Yamaha sterndrives. Launched first 7.4 Yamaha powered RIB.

 

1998

Built Stormforce 9.1 for the Gibraltar Customs.

 

2000

 Launched our own canopy 11m demonstrator powered by twin Yamaha ME420's - top speed of 42 knots.

 

2003

 Developed the new 8.4 Expedition.

 

2005

Built the first fully decked 11m.

 

2009

 Built new 10.5m fast patrol boat powered by 2 x 300hp Suzuki's and with a top speed of 54.7 knots.