Assisted RIB Charter

What is an Assisted RIB charter?

An assisted rib charter is when you are accompanied on your charter by one of our RYA MCA qualified skippers/instructors. The day is still up to you to plan and decide on where you want to explore but with the added security of having an expert at hand, should you want additional advice or guidance when skippering the vessel or if you simply want to relax and hand the wheel to someone else for a while.Your RIB and skipper / instructor will be with for the duration of your assisted charter and can do as much or as little as you would like including skippering, revising boating skills, assisting with moorings, rough weather handling etc.

Do I need previous experience?

As you will be skippering all you need is a RYA Power Boat Level 2 certificate or proof of an RYA power boat level 2 certificate.

The Boats

Enjoy the very latest MCA coded Ribcraft RIBS from Ocean Sports, the boats we have available for assisted charter range from 6.8 – 7.8 meters and are capable of taking from 8 to 12 guests respectively.

The 6.8m RIBS are Powered by Suzuki 200hp 4 stroke and are very economical, with the 7.8m RIBS being 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.


Assisted charter prices are quoted from our base at Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton and are exclusive of fuel used and VAT. The boat will come fully fuelled and fuel consumed will be charged at the current MDL pump prices. Your skipper can collect and deliver you any where in the Solent. Please call us on 02381 242159 for individual or bespoke packages.

6.8 meter boat prices
Half Day: £395
Full Day: £475
10 Day Pass: £4275

7.8 meter boat prices
Half Day: £475
Full Day: £525
10 Day Pass: £4725


Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina
SO14 5QF


Please request your charter online below or call us on 02381 242159. If you have any questions, or want to know if this charter is right for you, or just want to talk in more detail about chartering, please do not hesitate to call us as we love to talk boating.

It is not possible to provide this service for commercial charter.