Hull & Tubes Consoles Stainless Steel Parts Lockers General Fittings

 

HULL & TUBES

Superior hull design

The modern Tornado hull design is the evolution of more than 40 years of testing, upgrading and modification, which has resulted in a Tornado range of boats consisting of 4 different models to suit every need, from the small lake runabout RIB to the 12m Commercial Tornado RIBs currently operating in some of the harshest environments. This wide range of use is especially due to the strength of the hull, which is in the fiber reinforcements and not directly in the resin (but the resin must be strong of course, as this is what binds it all together), and at Tornado Boats we use a combination of polyester and vinyl ester to get the strongest and lightest boats. But what gives the Tornado RIB an advantage over all other RIBs on the market, is the classic V-design of the hull. This design has demonstrated its durability and strength for over 4 decades, mainly because it maximizes the speed of the RIB while economizing fuel consumption, as well as providing supreme safety, maneuverability and versatility.

Extremely durable tubes

Choosing the correct material for the tube construction is one the most important decisions when building a RIB, which is why all Tornado tubes are made of the best PU fabric available. PU or Polyurethane material has far superior qualities of abrasion resistance and the ability to cope with extreme temperatures, and this PU material (in 2 different weights) has the unique advantage, that it also allows any general fittings, strake, cladding, handles or lifelines to be glued to the tubes. To add to the quality of the production, all our seams on these high class RIB Tubes are welded, a production method that makes the seams almost as strong as the fabric itself and far stronger than glued seams.

Best materials available

As with all Tornado production, we have chosen the best production methods and materials, not the easiest and cheapest. Every custom-built Tornado is hand crafted using the highest grade marine materials on the market, and as one of the few RIB manufacturers in the world we manufacture our own pontoons from 100% Polyurethane fabric. A material that is far superior in every way to common fabrics like Hypalon and PVC, which is also why Polyurethane is especially recommended by military experts for professional RIBs.

Polyurethane facts:

– Polyurethane has a very long service life.
– Very high mechanical strength against wear and tear as well as point loads.
– High resistance to UV.
– Exceptional air-tightness.
– Rarely punctures.
– Easier/less time-consuming to repair compared to other materials.
– Resistant to most solvents like oil and petrol.

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Tornado Keelguide
Tornado Internal Lifelines
Tornado Internal Lifeline
Tornado Handle Cleat
Tornado Handle Bow
Tornado Bow Truster
Tornado Bow Fairlead With Guide
Tornado Bow Fairlead

CONSOLES

A variety of functions

The console has many functions to perform during the use of your Tornado RIB. It is designed to carry steering and engine controls, mount a vast array of electronics equipment, house one of our aluminum fuel tanks or simply to provide protection for the crew, while still maintaining a comfortable and user-friendly design.

Your indispensable workspace

All Tornado consoles are molded on to the deck – never bolted or screwed. This is one of the many reasons why the Tornado consoles lasts longer, still looking great. If your RIB is your daily workspace or you simply want your console to have great longevity, a molded console is what you would want, and it comes in every possible color you may desire and with the kind of crab handle, windshield or locker you need.

Click on the gallery to see our large selection of consoles ranging from single and double consoles to our custom-built models.

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Tornado SHP M Console
Tornado SHP M Console
Tornado SHP L Console
Tornado SDH D Console
Tornado SHD D Console
Tornado SHD D Console
Tornado SHD Console
Tornado PHC E Console
Tornado PHC E Console
Tornado MPS Console Short Double
Tornado MPS Console Short Double
Tornado MPS Console
Tornado MPE Console
Tornado MPC Console
Tornado MPC Console
Tornado MHE E Console
Tornado MHE E Console
Tornado MHE Console Widescreen
Tornado MHE Console
Tornado MHC Console
Tornado MCH Console
Tornado MPE Console
Tornado MPE Console
Tornado CHS Console Yellow
Tornado CHS Console Orange
Tornado CHS Console
Tornado CHP Console
Tornado CHP Console

STAINLESS STEEL PARTS

First class quality

We strive to deliver the highest quality possible and a pure design that pleases the eye and withstands the elements. That’s the essence of the Tornado build, and our stainless steel parts are no exceptions, as they are built with the highest grade marine stainless steel known as A4/316.
In our selection are also a wide range of aluminum fittings. They are sea water proof, and we have a huge selection of standard fittings from Handles to A-Frames, Bottle Racks and Windscreens.

Custom made steel and aluminum parts

Should you need anything beyond our standard range then we can also design and build any bespoken stainless or aluminum pieces you may dream of – in polished or powder coated finish and in any color you would like; almost anything is possible.

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Tornado Stern Tow
Tornado Self Righting
Tornado Seat Back Tow
Tornado Seat Back Tow
Tornado Seat- Back Tow Post
Tornado Nav Frame
Tornado Nav Frame
Tornado Nav Frame
Tornado Nav Frame
Tornado Boarding Ladder
Tornado Lift Ring
Tornado Lift Ring
Tornado Extension Bracket Single
Tornado Extension Bracket Single
Tornado Extension Bracket Double
Tornado Console T Top Frame
Tornado Console T Top Frame
Tornado Console T Top Frame
Tornado Central Bottle
Tornado Central Bottle
Tornado Bow Mooring Post
Tornado Bow Mooring Post
Tornado Boarding Ladder
Tornado Boarding Ladder

LOCKERS

The right storage for a tidier boat

All features in our Tornado RIBs are custom made – including the lockers. We have a large range of lockers, from low bow lockers for anchors and ropes – to high wide lockers with multiples hatches for storing lifesaving equipment and the like. We make benches with lockers underneath, lockers incorporated in the console, or lockers in the seating, and they are all handmade for a perfect fit around the tubes and in corners.

Please see our wide range of lockers and let us know if you are unable to find what you are looking for, so we can find a solution together.

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Tornado Transom Locker with vetus hatches
Tornado Inboard Engine Locker
Tornado Foredeck Locker with Cushion
Tornado Foredeck Locker Triple
Tornado Engine Locker

GENERAL FITTINGS

Supplementary add-ons to your RIB

Tornado Boats are for many users a reliable and ready-to-use work station at sea, with customized solutions that match the needs of every individual. Our product range is constantly expanding with new solutions and options in order to optimize life at sea, and we are always eager to hear what we can do for our customers to improve their boat down to the smallest of details. Are you unable to find a solution that fits your needs at sea, please contact us and we will develop a solution together.

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Tornado Treadmaster
Tornado Console Cover
Tornado Console Cover
Tornado Boat Cover