Red Funnel - Red Jet 6

by Rapid Welding 12. November 2015 16:44

Photo via Red Funnel

Construction of the Red Jet 6, a 40m high speed catamaran costing around £6m to build, is well underway on the Isle of Wight, the first of her kind to be built by UK businesses for 15 years. With tenders for the build received from across the globe, Red Funnel finally placed the order with Shemara Refit LLP  

This latest addition to Red Funnel's fleet aims to improve passenger accommodation, reduce fuel consumption and improve efficiency. With the capacity to carry 275 passengers in a spacious, well lit cabin with ship-to-shore Wi-Fi and a state of the art air-handling system, (not to mention the capability of carrying 22 bicycles!), it's no surprise to read that passenger comforts, safety, and the environment were at the forefront of the design process.  

 

Photo via Red Funnel

With the build underway on the island, we are thrilled to be able to play a small part in the creation of this vessel. Two of our team, David Dunn (Rapid Welding) and Damian Bryant (RentArc), have developed a good working relationship with Shemara Refit from the very start of the process, initially supplying welding consumables such as grinding discs, wire and gauntlets, as well as straight line cutters and hiring aluminium welding sets. More recently, an order for 12 Kemppi FastMigs with the Supersnake system - ideal for boat building and welding in confined spaces - was placed. 

With Summer 2016 the deadline for completion for Red Jet 6, we are delighted to have been involved in this exciting project from the start. One of our greatest strengths is maintaining excellent relationships with our customers, and we are proud to be Shemara Refit's first port of call for all their welding needs.

All lined up! 12 Kemppi FastMigs with Supersnake system  

For more information on the Red Jet 6, click here.

 

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It's Time For Metstrade - The World's Largest Marine Equipment Trade Show

by Rapid Welding 27. October 2015 13:10

Rapid Marine is attending the world's largest Marine Equipment Trade Show, Metstrade, this November in Amsterdam, showcasing 'new to market' products such as the Flush Fitting “Padeye”.

Rapid Marine is the market leader for lifting slings and tie down kits for tenders, and the all new Flush Fitting "Padeye" is a discreet fitting made from 316 stainless steel designed to easily attach to your ratchet tie downs. Intended for up to 500kg tenders, and with a weather tight seal to ensure no debris or water enters the spring chamber, the Flush Fitting "Padeye" eliminates trip hazards on board and is quick to fit and use. Having submitted to Metstrade all the information about this exciting new product, we were delighted to hear from the exhibition organisers that Rapid Marine has been nominated for The Dame Design Award in the Deck Equipment, Sails and Rigging Category!

The DAME Design Award is 'the most prestigious international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories'. This year is the 25th anniversary, with independently appointed judges examining thousands of products in specific marine categories, aimed at showcasing new concepts and designs in the leisure marine industry.  

Rapid Marine are exhibiting at Metstrade 2015 on stand: 03.122 on the 17-18-19 November 2015. 

For more information on Metstrade, visit www.metstrade.com

For more information on Rapid Marine, visit www.rapidmarine.co.uk

Rapid Marine: Supporting Your Tender Behind

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Rapid Marine - Bringing something new to the industry

by Rapid Welding 24. September 2013 07:57

   

Rapid Marine was officially launched in July this year, bringing to market adjustable lifting slings and stainless steel 316 ratchet strap kits especially designed for tenders.  

For all of us who have experienced the joy of getting slings made in wire, only to find they don't fit as well as you would like, these slings are a godsend as each leg is fully adjustable.

 Mike Evers at Rapid Marine developed the system a few years ago, and has been supplying the likes of Williams Performance Tender, Princess Motor Yachts and Sunseeker Sales UK to name but a few.  Mike's knowledge is often called upon by boat owners and retailers seeking advice on anything to do with lifting and securing a tender, and so he really knows his stuff and understands what people need.

Using our unique adjustable buckle, our slings fit 99% of all tender regardless of the lifting equipment on your boat 

With competitive prices, experienced product knowledge and customer service, Rapid Marine is fast becoming the market leader for this type of product, and the web site presents the range of products in such a way/format that selecting the correct sling is based on the lifting equipment on your boat, not your tender.   

check out the Davit Sling Calculator Chart on the Davit Sling page.

The best three words to describe Rapid Marine products are: Certified, Adjustable and Quality.

 Tie down kits are manufactured using 316 stainless steel ratchets and 25mm polyester webbing.

Slings are available in a variety of sizes to meet your individual requirements, and we also offer a bespoke service for when off the shelf just won't do.

Sling Kit at a Glance: 

  • Simple fitting instructions
  • Certificate of conformity
  • All stainless 316 fittings
  • Storage bag
  • Manufactured in the UK
  • Insurance compliant
  • Unique adjustable sliding buckle
  • Certified to EU Safety Standards 

 

Since July, the team at Rapid Marine have been busy. Launching at the PSP Southampton Boat Show this year - thanks to BHG Marine and Zodiac who kindly incorporated the Rapid Marine display on their stand - it was great to see the range so well received. 

For more info on all products and any questions, contact Mike at Rapid Marine HQ: +44 (0)12 02 624 754 

Or email:  

www.rapidmarine.co.uk 

 

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