Rib Charter /The Rib Fleet
Company Rib fleet
Solent Rib Charter own and operate Europe's largest commercial fleet of Ribs (also known as RHIBs - Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats). As of October 2016, the fleet totals twenty six boats. Our Ribs are a regular sight on the Solent, the Thames and around the UK coastline. The boats are also frequently seen at major maritime events across Europe.
Ribcraft and Suzuki
Ribcraft is our supplier of Ribs. When operating boats commercially, quality of build and fitout are paramount and we just cannot fault this renowned UK boat builder. We have bought over forty boats from them since 2001. All of our outboards engines are made by Suzuki - not only a great product but a manufacturer who understands customer service.
We have seperate fleets for Corporate Rib Charter, Bareboat Rib Charter and Commercial Rib Charter. All of our boats are equipped to the highest standard - we use only the leading brands and code them via the Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA) to the highest level permissible for Ribs.
The Ribs have 250HP four stroke fuel efficient engines and are fitted with long range fuel tanks. All have a liferaft, Garmin colour plotter and sounder, Icom fixed VHF, and large under deck stowage lockers with lewmar hatches. The boats have the latest safety equipment and high quality wet weather gear is available along with lifejackets for all ages.
- Class 'A' AIS transponders
- Satellite phone communications
- Extra long range VHF rigs
- Data tracking and logging equipment
- Camera mounting systems