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Bareboat Rib Charter


Bareboat Rib Hire and Charter

Bareboat Rib hire (also known as self drive Rib hire) is available if you are 25 or over, have a RYA Powerboat Level 2 or an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). You will also need experience of the waters where you are chartering or a further qualification such as a Yachtmaster.

In the UK, insurance cover is not available without a qualification. Bareboat Rib charter is not available for Stag parties, on the tidal Thames or for corporate/company parties unless you have a commercially endorsed RYA Powerboat Advanced ticket or a Yachmaster.

For a small extra charge, we offer an excellent scheme on the Solent whereby one of our instructors accompanies you whilst you take the helm for your first bareboat charter, bringing you back ‘up to speed’, and giving you the local knowledge necessary for safe self drive chartering on your next day.

Our boats are based in Lymington but can be positioned in other Solent ports or anywhere else in the UK on requests. Popular locations include Dartmouth, Salcombe, Rock, Padstow and the west coast of Scotland. We always pass on our delivery charges at cost only.

A day charter is from 08.00 to 17.30 or whatever daylight hours within this range that you choose. We hand the boat over full of fuel, give you a brief on the instruments and controls and then check you back in on return. We wash the boat down for you and refuel to a marked level; you simply step off and walk away – true hassle free boating!

For more information about our self drive Ribs available for bareboat charter, please follow this link to our ‘The Ribs’ page. Please note our Ribs are not branded and present as if private boats.

We offer multiple day cards which you can buy in advance to get a discounted price and which then remain valid for three years. We simply hold a record of the days you have left – just call and book in whenever you wish.

Prices (excluding VAT and fuel)

Rib One Day Three Days Seven Days Ten Days
7.8m £380 £360* £345* £325*
8.8m £400 £380* £365* £345*

 *Prices are per day and subject to Vat

Bareboat Rib hire
Bareboat Rib charter