Commercial /Cabin Ribs
Solent Rib Charter operate five offshore Cabin Ribs ranging from 9m to 15m in length with both outboard and jetdrive propulsion.
‘Hercules’ is a 9m Ribcraft Offshore Rib with twin 250hp four stroke Suzuki outboards. She has a heated cabin, four shock absorbing seats, and a large clear aft deck. 'Hercules' is coded to MCA cat 2 – up to 60 miles offshore for 8 people. She is also Police boat coded.
'Argosy' is a sister ship to 'Hercules' with identical coding, but with smaller 175hp engines for greater range and fuel efficiency. The seating configuration is a single air suspension helm seat with deployable bench seating.
'Atlas' is a 11m Ribcraft Offshore Rib with twin 300hp four stroke Suzuki outboards. The cabin is very similar to Argosy but the fore and aft decks are significantly larger. The foredeck has a staircase and handrail to enable transfers over the bow. She is also Police boat coded.
'Tempest' is a 12m Delta dive support vessel. She is powered by twin Yanmar 240hp inboards driving Hamilton jets. This high specification boat has just had a full refit including new engines, electrics and electronics. The boat is fitted with a three diver IMCA compliant dive spread.
'Galaxy' is our new 15m multipurpose vessel launched in June 2016. She is powered by twin Volvo D6 435HP inboards driving Hamilton Jets. Coded to MCA Cat 1 for operation up to 150nm from a safe haven for 12 passengers and 2 crew, 'Galaxy' is also fitted with Henriksen hooks to give 'daughtercraft' capability.