Commercial /Commercial Rib Charter

Purpose built commercial Ribs

Solent Rib Charter are also the leading UK operator of Ribs purpose built for commercial charter. We run this fleet as a seperate trading division under the name of Commercial Rib Charter - please follow the link.

Open Ribs

The smallest boats on fleet are tenders for support use within port. We also own a 6.5m SOLAS approved Fast Rescue Craft with jet drive. Another nine open Ribs either 7.8m or 8.8m in length all coded to MCA Cat 3, provide both patrol and transfer support inshore.

Cabin Ribs

We have five Cabin Ribs on fleet ranging from 9m twin outboard fast patrol boats to a twin jet drive 15m Crew Transfer Vessel launched in June 2016. Our 12m Delta dive support vessel 'Tempest' is fitted with a three diver IMCA compliant dive spread. 


Solent Rib Charter employ full time, several commercially endorsed yachtmasters with all the tickets (such as STCW95) required by the major energy providers for work on windfarms and cable lay projects. Bareboat charter is also available.


We specialise in the offshore energy industry, civil engineering, diving and military. We are a registered vendor with the BBC and Sky, our boats have special adaptations to facilitate film and television. Credits include 'Quantum of Solace'. Several boats are Police boat coded and we supply several UK police forces.

Ribs Shipped Worldwide

Boats may be shipped worldwide. Recent assignments have included Oman, Hong Kong, Singapore, Venice, Switzerland, Italy, France and Ireland.

A range of inflatables and hovercraft are also available. Call 01590 607103 for all commercial enquiries.

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01590 607101


Office address:
Unit 6 Dell Buildings,
Milford Road, Lymington,
Hampshire SO41 0ED

Marina address:
Lymington Yacht Haven,
Kings Saltern Road,
Hampshire SO41 3QD

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