It’s going to be a stellar line up of six Rodman boats at the Southampton Boat Show, 16th-25th September, with three boats having their UK premier to boat show visitors.
The Rodman 1290 Evolution has been hotly anticipated as the successor to the legendary Rodman 1250, and she certainly doesn’t disappoint. Visitors will be able to enjoy the completely revised layout, check out the new side door and appreciate the amazing space and visibility from the lower wheelhouse, as well as taking in the view from the flybridge. Whilst retaining the all the exterior features that make the boat the ideal platform for fishing, the interior of the new Rodman 1290 Evolution has been designed with cruising comfort in mind.
The boat on display will be a flybridge version with the twin Volvo Penta IPS 600 D6 440hp engines but the 1290 is also available with conventional shaft drive or with a hard top and sliding roof.
Also enjoying her debut in the UK is the Rodman 33 Offshore. A break away from Rodman’s well known diesel powered flybridge semi-displacement sports fishers, the Rodman 33 Offshore is an open fast fisher with a patrol boat pedigree, and the model on display is powered by two Suzuki DF300 300hp outboards. Stepping on board will satisfy the fishing enthusiast with a sense of adventure, or perhaps make the RIB aficionado think again. Upholstered gunnels are met with plenty of on deck seating and a fully equipped helm position. There is even a cabin with seating/berth and a separate heads compartment to discover. It is easy to move all around the boat’s deck space, and a doddle to get ashore via the bespoke door in the starboard side.
The final brand new model on show will not only be receiving a UK premier but a World Premier, with details still under wraps at the Rodman factory, visitors to the Southampton Boat Show will be among the very first to see Rodman’s newest offering.
Alongside the new Rodman 1290 Evolution, Rodman 33 Offshore and the mystery new model, will be three of Rodman’s existing boats, featuring recent upgrades and refinements.
RBS Marine have displayed a Rodman Spirit 31 at the boat show for a number of years, but in the last 5 years it has been a twin outboard version in the line up. This year will feature a single inboard engine version, the first in the UK to feature the new hull windows and fresh interior design. The particular boat on display will be loaned from her home on Lake Windermere, which highlights the Spirit 31’s versatility, suiting many different styles of boating.
Also on display from Rodman’s Evolution range will be a new Rodman 1090 Evolution. The unit on display in Rodman’s Southampton Boat Show line up features a beautiful pigeon grey hull stripe and is the hard top version with electric sliding roof and the twin Volvo D4 300hp inboard engines. The 1090 Evolution is the perfect couples or family boat for extended cruising and recreational or even charter fishing.
We’re into the blue again with the 2022 version of the Rodman 890 Ventura on show, featuring a complete grey/blue hull colour setting off the new hull windows. Inside improvements include a separate forward cabin and aft facing saloon seat and improved social cockpit area.
Southampton Boat Show visitors will be able to find the Rodman boats afloat on the marina on the Eastern outer pontoon, near the Red Funnel Ferry terminal, berth number M141-M151. For more information on Rodman boats and visiting Rodman boats at the Southampton Boat Show, please drop us a line on 01243 512101 or email [email protected].