Good seakeeping and build quality come as standard with Rodman boats. Built in northern Spain, they are designed to withstand the ocean swells that batter the coast. The 890 Ventura, which made its debut at the recent 2016 London Boat Show, is the company's only model to feature outboard engines. In this Rodman 890 Ventura video, Alex Smith takes a first look aboard to see whether the choice of engines had yielded any other interesting design outcomes.




The 890 Ventura's range and interior

The twin 200hp engines rigged on the boat at the show are enough to give the Rodman 890 Ventura a top speed of 28 knots and a range of 220 miles from a 400-litre tank of fuel. However, there is one immediate advantage to the use of outboard engines. As Alex points out in the video, creates so much space beneath the aft deck area that it should be possible to carry enough fuel to double that range.

The interior of the Rodman 890 Ventura features a dining area to port inside the wheelhouse and a pair of double berths down below. There is also a separate toilet cubicle to starboard.


For further rugged powerboat cruiser reviews, see: Quicksilver 905 Pilothouse video and Sargo 28 Explorer video.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.