Tornado 5.4m Coach boat in grey

A long tradition of making coach boats

At Tornado Boats International we have a long tradition of designing and manufacturing customized coach boats to customers all over the world. All our small and medium-sized RIBs are particularly suited for coaching, because their relatively short length make them fast, agile and 100 % reliable. And what makes Tornado RIBs ideal for the dedicated sailing coach or any other support function that demands long days at sea (like race course guiding), is the classic V-hull design. This design offers comfort and safety in the hardest conditions, and ensures that you won’t feel beaten up, even after 8 hours at sea, which is why our coach boats are being used worldwide at Yacht Club practice and at championships and regattas.

The new Tornado 6m coach boat

At the Hempel World Sailing Championships in Aarhus (31st of July – 12th of august 2018), we launched a brand new Tornado 6m coach boat. This model is longer and a bit narrower than all our traditional coach boats. It has the maximum measurements allowed by the Olympic Committee and has been optimized from specifications from renowned international sailing coaches, demanding a longer and extremely agile coach boat.

Reduced planing threshold

The primary quality of the Tornado 6m coach boat is a reduced planing threshold. This gives the boat great stability in the water, it optimizes the boat’s medium speed and its stability of direction and makes it very controllable during long training sessions in harsh weather conditions. If you’re in Aarhus and would like to try the new boat for a day, be sure to contact us; you won’t be disappointed!

4.8M MULTI PURPOSE RIB

Tornado 4.8m multi purpose RIB in orangeThe 4.8m Multi Purpose RIB is one of the most popular boats in use by sailboat coaches, because it’s very agile and can turn in a tight radius.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Length 4850 mm
Beam 2000 mm
Weight 275 kg*
Tube diameter 450 mm
Capacity 765 kg / 6 persons
Max engine 70 hk / 120 kg
Air chambers 5
Internal length 3580 mm
Internal width 1100 mm

* This is our estimate for a standard boat without options, engine and fuel.

5.4M HIGH PERFORMANCE RIB

Tornado 5.4m coach boat in grey sailing at 29'er European Championship in Denmark

The 5.4m High Performance RIB is also very suited for coaching. The hull is designed with a very narrow V-shape and high lifted bow, which helps to secure remarkable sea keeping properties for a boat of its size.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Length 5550 mm
Beam 2350 mm
Weight 310 kg*
Tube diameter 520 mm
Capacity 1153 kg / 8 persons
Max engine 100 hk / 120 kg (L); 165 kg (XL)
Air chambers 5
Internal length 4050 mm
Internal width 1350 mm

* This is our estimate for a standard boat without options, engine and fuel.

5.8M HIGH PERFORMANCE RIB

Tornado 5.8m high performance RIB in orange

The 5.8m High Performance RIB is extremely appropriate for coaching, and as with all of the Tornado boats, we manufacture the 5.8m exactly to the demands of the user.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Length 5800 mm
Beam 2350 mm
Weight 330 kg*
Tube diameter 520 mm
Capacity 120 kg / 8 persons
Max engine 150 hk / 130 kg (L); 195 kg (XL)
Air chambers 5
Internal length 4250 mm
Internal width 1350 mm

* This is our estimate for a standard boat without options, engine and fuel.

6M COACH BOAT

Tornado 6m coach boat in orange

The Tornado 6m coach boat is a perfect fit. It has the maximum measurements allowed by the Olympic Committee and a reduced planing threshold, which increases the boat’s medium speed and its stability of direction and makes it very controllable.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Length 5950 mm
Beam 2250 mm
Weight 330 kg*
Tube diameter 520 mm
Capacity 1200 kg / 8 persons
Max engine 150 hk / 120 kg (L); 185 kg (XL)
Air chambers 5
Internal length 4550 mm
Internal width 1250 mm

* This is our estimate for a standard boat without options, engine and fuel.

6.4M HIGH PERFORMANCE

Tornado 6.4m high performance in orange sailing at Volvo Ocean Race
The 6.4m High Performance is a great choice for the coach who needs a large coach boat with a lot of deck space, and it can be fitted with almost any preferable accessories.

The picture above is from Volvo Ocean Race. Read more about the race here.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Length 6450 mm
Beam 2600 mm
Weight 550 kg*
Tube diameter 520 mm
Capacity 1450 kg / 11 persons
Max engine 175 hk / 260 kg
Air chambers 5
Internal length 4800 mm
Internal width 1620 mm

* This is our estimate for a standard boat without options, engine and fuel.

Interested in coach boats with electrically powered motors? Check out our electric boats. We have a couple of electric boats, which are suited for coaching.
Go to the electric coach boats