Solent Rib Charter

Solent Rib Charter

Solent Rib Charter is the Solent's longest established and market leading operator for both skippered and bareboat charter (without a skipper).

With a wide variety of charter formats, Solent Rib Charter caters for everything from the smallest private charter party to large scale Rib Treasure Hunts. Full details of the various options are on the Solent Rib Charter website.

For those with a powerboat level 2 ticket or ICC, boats without a skipper (bareboat) are available for charter either in the Solent or anywhere else around the UK coastline. Several boats are located in the West Country during peak holiday periods.

Operating only market leading 'Ribcraft' Ribs, coded by the Marine Coastguard Agency, the boats are fully equipped with the most reliable engines, radios, colour chart plotters and are configured with jockey seats for safety.


Locations served

The Ribs operate from all ports in the Solent including Lymington, Yarmouth, Cowes, Beaulieu, Hamble, Southampton, Gosport , Portsmouth, Lansgtone harbour and Chichester harbour.

Solent Rib Charter also operates on the River Thames and has run events from many locations including Dover, Brighton, Poole, Cardiff and Edinburgh.


Options for corporate groups include:

• Rib Treasure Hunts using tablets

• Land Sea and Air Events

• Team building days

• Participation at major events


Options for private groups include

• Stag and Hen Parties

• Private family celebrations

• Joint family outings 

• Spectating at major events


Commercial services include

• Film, television and still photography

• Standby, rescue or support vessels

• Channel crossing support

• Survey works 

• Diving support

• Police and military contracts



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 The weather could not have been better! I was very well looked after by Katie, Chris and Flaivo!  

Janet Scrace,

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