Southampton RIB Charter and Hire
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Southampton RIB Charter and Hire
Southampton RIB Charter
Southampton RIB Charter
Southampton RIB Charter
Southampton RIB Charter

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Southampton RIB Charter

About Us

RIB Charters tailored for You in The Solent and The Isle of Wight area.

Southampton RIB Charter at The Needles

Southampton RIB Charter and Portsmouth RIB Charter was created from a passion and love for the water, and the journeys it can take you on. It has been a long time in the making, starting off as a dream the owner had as a child, and who has now been able to bring to life in his older(ish) years.

All our skippers hold a Commercially Endorsed Advanced Powerboat Licence with all the relevant safety certificates including Sea Survival, First Aid and VHF use, which have been all certified by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). Rest assured you are in safe hands, but if you have any queries then we will be happy to discuss these with you.


The main event is of course “Aquaholic” our Ribeye 785. It has a 250hp Yamaha Outboard engine and can reach top speeds of up to 45 knots whilst having the style, quality, comfort and performance that the Ribeye brand is well known for. “Aquaholic” is based at Saxon Wharf, on the River Itchen in Southampton. There is on site and local amenities as well as plenty of free parking. Don’t worry if this location is not convenient as we can also arrange other pick up points if preferred, for example Ocean Village, Hythe Marina, Hamble Point Marina, Gunwharf Quays or most other marinas in The Isle of Wight and Solent area. The RIB is licensed to hold 11 people and we look forward to welcome you on board. If your party exceeds this number panic not, we have our second Ribeye 785, "Aquadiction" which is based in Portsmouth.  We can arrange additional Ribeye 785’s for even larger groups for that uniformed look.


Southampton RIB Charter offers a journey to meet all your needs in and around The Solent and The Isle of Wight area. We enjoy creating tailor made trips as well as offer some most common requested trips from 2 hours to a full day on the water. Our RIB is the perfect way to create memories on the water for small or larger groups, on a stag or hen party, corporate events or just a family day out. We will be sure to create a trip that suits your personal requirements.



Taking a journey by boat offers a completely different perspective, you can discover places that are only accessible by water, you can view the shore line and its beauty in all seasons, it allows you to see a place from other angles and arrive at your destination in style.


Your journey is our destination.


Our Charters

For All Your Charter Needs


Private Charters

Skippered charters with Southampton RIB Charter will enable you to enjoy a safe and comfortable trip, giving you exclusive use of our RIB on a date and time of your choosing.
Our private charters can be booked for up to 10 guests, making it ideal for groups of friends and family, whether you are celebrating a special occasion, planning a stag or hen party or just wishing to enjoy a day out on the water, exploring the Solent and the Isle of Wight. We can tailor your charter to meet your individual needs.

Bareboat Charter

You can now hire our RIB for the day as long as you hold a Powerboat 2 Licence or above. It is a great way to explore the Solent by yourselves at your own pace. With so many events happening throughout the year why not charter the boat and get up close to the action at the boat races or during Cowes week? See our Events page for more key dates coming up in the year.

Corporate Charter

At Southampton RIB Charter we offer trips tailored to your corporate needs. Whether you're looking to impress or reward your clients, suppliers or staff. Your party will be warmly welcomed on board by your professional skipper. You will enjoy a first class charter experience and a totally unique trip. Itineraries can be discussed to suit your requirements. Corporate experiences can be booked for up to 11 guests per vessel. We are able to arrange numerous Ribeye 785’s for that uniformed corporate look. RIB charters are ideal for entertaining clients, as well as motivating and rewarding staff.

Comercial Charters

Southampton RIB Charter is available for commercial charter, providing the perfect craft for product launches, or for your film, photographic and media work in the Solent area. We also offer transfers of staff and equipment, as well as access to news incidents and special events.


Our RIB is coded by the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) with a workboat certification.

Shuttles and Transfers

You can charter our RIB for that special occasion to transport your friends or family to a waterside pub, restaurant or beach in style. The RIB can be booked for groups of up to 10 guests and we can tailor the transfer to suit your needs. 


We offer transfers to and from most marinas on the Isle of Wight and on the mainland. We can tailor your trip to suit your requirements, whether it is a trip to shore or to another boat or yacht.

Yacht Charters

Southampton RIB Charter are able to offer an amazing yacht for charter  The boat sets the benchmark for unrivalled space, flexibility and accommodation due to its wide beam of almost 15 feet. It also boasts the largest flybridge on a boat of its size owing to its extended design with dedicated dining seating with large table and sunbed conversion.

We are able to offer one of our ribs and the yacht as a multi boat charter. This allows you the comfort and relaxation of the mother ship whilst being able to transfer to the rib for a fast adrenaline filled ride.

Drone & Aerial Filming

Southampton RIB Charter have teamed up with Maritime Filming and can offer a package to suit all your aerial filming needs whilst out on the water. 

With some of the most extensive maritime knowledge of any UAV filming company in the UK we know how to get the right shot, every time. We have worked in maritime and filming industries before moving to UAVs so have the background knowledge required to deal with the often extreme and challenging environment of the sea. All our kit is specially designed and adapted for the marine environment.

Whatever your needs, we’re here to make your day out on the water as memorable as possible.
Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Contact Us

Southampton RIB Charter is based at:

Hamble Point Marina

School Lane


SO31 4NB

Ocean Village Marina

Channel Way, Southampton

SO14 3TG

Saxon Wharf Marina
Lower York Street,
SO14 5QF

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