We have a wide variety of craft available for teaching on all our courses. From our most basic small yaks to the flagship of the fleet all craft are perfectly suited to teach every level from novices on their first day powerboating to the advanced driver going to sea in rougher weather.
Rash, the flagship of our fleet is a 9 metre boat built by Stingray Marine in South Africa to our exacting specifications. Including features such as a fully equipped Garmin electronics package, 13 person liferaft, stainless steel keel strip, 13 demountable jockey seats and twin Suzki 200hp outboard motors. Rash is certainly one of the highest specification RIBs in Dun Laoghaire and is fully licensed to P3 and P6 standards by the Department of the Marine. Rash is capable of speeds over 50 knots.
Rash is used for powerboat excursions, film and television and on our Advanced Powerboat Course.
STING is a 6.5 metre boat built by Stingray Marine in South Africa. Sting was built from new to the exact specifications of the Irish National Powerboat School, she is fully equipped to P3 and P6 standards as required by the Irish Department of the Marine. Fully equipped with a Garmin electronics package and a Suzuki 175hp outboard motor, Sting is capable of speeds of up to 42kts.
Our two smaller Ribtecs are the workhorse of the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School, at 4.5 metres they are not the biggest boats in the world but they are ideal for introducing students to console controlled boats. Both our Ribtecs are equipped with Yamaha 40hp engines that have proven to be the most reliable engines enduring tough work every day since their purchase.
Latvian built Fjordstars are sound, comfortable and spacious RIBs. Our 4.0m Fjordstar is equipped with a 40hp Selva Marine Engine and is used alongside the Ribtecs to introduce students to the console driven boats. Our 4.5m Fjordstar was new to the fleet in 2018, and will soon be joined by a larger 7m boat, expected to arrive in Spring 2019.
The Irish National Sailing School uses these small plastic boats as their main safety boat fleet. On the National Powerboat Course, we use these boats to practise tiller arm manoeuvres and introduce novice drivers to power boating for the first time for a short period of the first day. Equipped with a Yamaha 15hp engine, these boats are fast and nimble, perfect for sailing safety boat activities. Our fleet of Yaks numbers over 15 boats.