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Rib Support



How can we best help you? We are adept at tailoring our Rib charter services to more unusual events. Our boats are coded by the Maritime Coastguard Agency to work up to 20 nautical miles from a safe haven. We operate day or night and understand that more complex events may require 24 hour operations.

Rib-It can provide Rib support for sailing teams competing in regattas with both bareboat Rib charter and skippered Rib options. Ribs are fast and flexible – clients have in the past used our fleet for crew transfers, media coverage and hospitality for VIP guests all in the same day!

By having a Rib bareboat, you are able to provide operational support to the team as and when required. Please note that the prices may vary from those published for ‘family’ bareboat Rib charter according to the anticipated use of the boat.

We are often asked to help support major events outside of Regattas, for example cross channel kite surfing challenges, round the world race starts and long distance swims in the Solent or further afield. Please talk to us to tap into the knowledge we have gained in supporting many such events over the years.

With these more unusual events, we are less likely to be able to get insurance cover for bareboat operations but most of our clients value the experience that our skippers are able to bring and regard this as one less risk in an already complex event.

Please contact us to talk through how we can best support film and media. Please note that any journalist, photographer, camera operator or sound recordist on a boat engaged in their professional role is not covered by normal passenger insurance. We have the correct commercial cover.

Rib support can be offered on a short term or long term contract and can mobilise at short notice. Contact us to find our more.

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