Skippered Rib Charter


Skippered Rib Charter allows you to experience an adrenaline-packed day on the water and let one of our fully qualified skippers take care of everything. Entertain clients for corporate events, reward staff or just have some fun with your friends. Let us give you a unique rib experience that you will never forget!

You can race across the waves at high speed, explore the Solent as part of a treasure hunt or just enjoy a fun day out. All safe in the knowledge that your charter includes a fully qualified RYA MCA professional skipper and all necessary safety equipment.

We can arrange breakfast at a riverside restaurant, as well as lunch and well-earned drinks on your return. Your experience can take your rib charter to Hamble, Lymington, Beaulieu, Swanwick, and many other places on the Solent.

Our Skippered Rib Charter is perfect for private individuals wanting an action-packed day on the water, but can also help with more specialised requirements, such as film work. Regardless of your motivation, if you are looking to rent a rib boat, we can tailor the charter to your individual needs and collect you from anywhere on the Solent.

If you are an experienced skipper, we also offer bareboat rib hire, or if you are qualified to skipper a rib yourself but haven't done so before, you may wish to opt for our assisted rib charter, which allows you to skipper the boat yourself, with the reassurance of having one of our highly experienced skippers on board with you to assist.

Please note, it is not possible to provide this service for commercial rib charter.


The term ‘rib boat’ refers to a rigid inflatable boat. Inflatable rib boats are high performance, lightweight boats, constructed of a rigid hull, designed to be surrounded by large inflatable air tubes. The tubes are constructed from separate chambers, so if the tube is punctured, only a small part will deflate, making rib, rigid inflatable boats virtually unsinkable. Rib boats are powered by 1 or more outboard engines.

Ribcraft have many uses, including lifeboats, safety boats and crew transfer vessels, but they are also very popular with thrill seeking pleasure boaters wishing to get the adrenaline pumping, due to the high speeds that can be achieved in even small rib boats.

Our Ribcraft

Enjoy the very latest MCA coded Ribcraft ribs with a rib charter!  The boats we have available for charter range from 6.8 – 7.8 metres and are capable of taking at least 8 guests.

The 6.8m ribs are powered by Suzuki 200hp 4 stroke engines and are very economical, whilst the 7.8m ribs are powered by Suzuki 250hp 4 stroke engines. All RIBs have the latest safety equipment including: ICOM VHF DSC, Garmin Charter Plotter, flares, fire extinguishers, and life jackets.


Skippered rib hire charter prices are quoted from our base at Saxon Wharf Marina Southampton and are exclusive of VAT and fuel. We can arrange for delivery and collection anywhere in the Solent and the UK, as well as throughout Europe. Please phone or email for further information on bespoke packages. The boat will come fully fuelled, and we will charge you for any fuel consumed at the current MDL pump price. Please call us on 02381 242159 for individual or bespoke packages.

Whatever you require, Ocean Sports Charter can put together a package to suit your group and objectives. As a guide please see below for examples prices for days on the water. 

6.8 meter Rib

Half day charter = £625, Full day charter = £750

7.8 meter Rib

Half day charter = £655, Full day charter = £825


Unit 6
Saxon Wharf Marina
SO14 5QF

Book Your Skippered Rib Charter

Please request your charter by clicking the link below and filling out the form or feel free to call us on 02381 242159 or contact us to discuss your motorboat and rib needs.