Tag: RIB

New Charter Rib

New Charter RIBOur New Charter Rib is being built by Redbay Boats of Northern Ireland. The new boat is 7.4 meters long & powered by a Mercury Optimax 250HP outboard.

With seating for 10 passengers and a long range fuel tank holding 320 litres it has a range of 300 miles. Equipped with all the toys such as Garmin 750 touchscreen plotter with HD Radar. Icom AIS ship tracking system & VHF DSC radio. Onboard ipod docking stereo.
rib charter rye

Stag & Hen Activities

Organising a Stag or Hen activity in Sussex or Kent then we have the day out for you.

You Drive

Take our race prepared Honda Powerboat for a spin around the coast in Rye Bay. You all get to drive and ride – no experience necessary. Everybody has done go-karting & paint-balling so why not try something different. Each trip lasts an hour. Prices from £45pp

Rib Charter

If you just want a blast then charter our rib for your stag & hen activities. We can take you round the bay or up the coast for lunch in Eastbourne or Brighton.
Stag & Hen Activities

Our skippers have been crewing RIBs for new Charles Dickens film on the Thames

For the first two weeks of November two of our skippers Will and Henk have been chartered to drive safety and camera ribs in the Royal docks for an up coming Charles Dickens Film. the crew converted a Tall ship into a paddle steamer which looked fantastic seen below going under the Dartford crossing in the fog
Tall Ship under Dartford bridge on Thames with ribFilming mostly took place in the dark so night shift action was required. Will was driving Marine Film Services 1, an 8.8m Ribcraft coded to cat 4 with a 250hp Suzuki four stroke hanging off the back, seen below.
Ribcraft Marine film 1 on the Thames
Henk was driving a 6m Valiant with a 115hp Yamaha on the back. A great work boat for all sorts of camera operations we ended up filming in daylight in the medway seen below. Rib safety boat in the River medway for film

RIB trip to Ramsgate and the Goodwin sands in Kent

Goodwin Sands rib trip off kent

We left Rye Harbour in Sussex at lunch time to head for Ramsgate Marina in Kent. From ther we would head out to the Goodwin Sands for the evening low spring tide. It was a 0.1 meter tide which is very low. When we got out to the sands the bar was massive a good two meters out of the water.

A couple of the customers in the pic above on the charter got out and had a walk around the vast expanse of sand full of seals and other wildlife. It was a fantastic sunset. Being 5 miles in the channel with nobody else around is a great experience.

Sunset on the goodwin sands

When we completed the 40 mile journey back to Rye Harbour past Dover Marina, Dungeness and round the firing range at Lydd we found the huge spring tide at Rye covering the car park. No cars in there this time, there sometimes are. 100 mile round trip and all the customers enjoyed it.

Spring High tide at Rye Harbour

New bigger RIB has been ordered

Our new 10 Seater RIB is being built

We have ordered a new 7.4m Redbay Stormforce with seating for ten people.  Ready to be launched in early january 2012 it takes our capacity to over 25 people.  Ideal for your stag or hen party out or Rye Harbour. Picture show boats without all the seats.  We are contemplating driving back form Northern Ireland by sea.  Could be an epic journey, watch this space…..

Redbay 7.4m RIB

Redbay 7.4m RIB