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Rodman at Seawork International 2017

RBS Marine, are delighted to be exhibiting a Rodman Patrol 33 at the Seawork Show, 13th-15th June, Mayflower Park, Southampton. This is the first time that one of Rodman’s commercial vessels will be exhibited in the UK. The Rodman Patrol 33 is a high speed vessel with a hull capable of up to 55 knots, particularly suitable for coastal surveillance and intervention operations where speed is essenti...

Vacuum Infusion Techniques at Rodman

During the production process of their latest Rodman 111 Patrol boat, the Rodman factory have shared on Facebook the technique of vacuum infusion used on the deck module. Vacuum infusion means that the resin is drawn into the fibreglass mould by vacuum pressue via strategically placed tubes. This creates far less waste of resin, less mess, is safer, and most importantly creates a stronger structur...

Rodman launch Spirit 31 with Outboard Engines

Rodman are to launch the popular Spirit 31 with outboard engines! In a new move, the Rodman Shipyard have modified the design of a shaft driven boat to accommodate outboard engines. This is particularly impressive when you conside they have retained the unique circular sliding transom seating arrangement, albiet with some deign tweaks. Without the inboard engines, a huge amount of space has been f...

RBS Marine Launch Rigged Fishing Kayaks

Here at RBS Marine, we're used to fitting fishing gear and electronics to 25-45 foot powerboats. From outriggers, to CHIRP Transducers and fighting chairs to custom made rod holders and electric downriggers.  Our staff love fishing too, and when Ben took up kayak fishing, naturally he rigged it with the best gear he could get his hands on. He's now been using and fishing from his kayak for over 6...

Southampton Boat Show 2016 Approaches

It's August and that means Southampton Boat Show 2016 is just around the corner. RBS Marine are looking forward to exhibiting three models on the water at this year's show, and are particularly excited to be taking the Rodman 890 Ventura for it's Southampton debut. This model, the first of Rodman's leisure range to be fitted with outboards, has already proven very popular since it launched in Lond...

RBS Marine to Attend Northern Boat Show

RBS Marine are delighted to be joining the line up at the Northern Boat Show, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, from the 3rd-5th June 2016. Part of the Mersey River Festival, this show looks set to become the premier event on the boat show calendar for the North of the UK, and RBS Marine will be exicted to exhibit the NEW Rodman 890 Ventura at the show. This unit will be brand new, arriving from the f...

Rodman 890 Ventura Press Seatrials

The Rodman 890 Ventura was sea trialled by the international press at Portsmouth's Gunwharf Quays last week. It was wonderful to welcome journalists from the UK, France and Spain to Portsmouth for the opportunity to get behind the throttles of the first unit's twin 200hp Mercury Outboards. Unfortunately the UK press had a rather grey and drizzly day, but the sun shone brightly for the French and S...

Rodman Owners Club

Are you a Rodman Owner? RBS Marine are excited to host a Rodman Owners Club page on Facebook, and are currently working on a dedicated Rodman Owners page on our website. The club hopes to bring together Rodman Owners, to share your news, views and adventures. We want to see fishing trips, overnight moorings, handy tips and general pictures of the Rodman boats you are proud of. We will also be shar...

Rodman 890 Ventura Premiers at London Boat Show

RBS Marine and Rodman were proud to launch the New Rodman 890 Ventura at a busy press event on the opening day of the London Boat Show. The boat has been very well received by the press and public alike, with comments particularly on the walk around side decks, value for money and that Rodman's reputation for great build quality is evident throughout. Guests at the launch were served Albarino wine...

RBS Marine Go International Again!

RBS Marine have been fortunate to make two further international sales this year, first a Rodman 1250 Fisher Pro to Germany and a Rodman 1250 to Mauritius. Even better for us, both boats were intended for some serious fishing, which means we were able to fit some serious fishing gear! First of all, we visited Germany to commission the Rodman 1250 Fisher Pro (pictured above) in the Northern port of...

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