I've read my post again and it comes across as tall story time.. But honestly its not..!!
we (company) run two inter island vessels one a 55 foot steel launch 3ton hiab and this redbay.
In the very worst weather we cancel the steel launch but i believe that if needed the redbay will still cope with it.The steel launches problem isnt the weather its the amount of "run" alongside the quays as you've got to hold the thing there whereas this isn't a problem with the redbay.
My only concern is that if we get really high winds and big seas that going head to wind may be dangerous if the wind gets under the bow and blows her back wards. I reckon we might call it a day then..?
Seriously i'm so impressed with its sea keeping and load carrying ability.
If your ever criusing to the scillies look me up i'm either on the redbay (work) or a (cant miss it) yellow delta dash (play)