C2 RIBS- Specialist Powerboat & RIB Charters and Hire for The Solent, The Isle of Wight and South Coast
C2 RIBS is a privately owned and run RIB charter business based on The Solent waters of the South of England and we are licensed to operate up to 20 miles from any safe haven.
We have been involved in boating for over 40 years having been involved in dinghy racing, yachts and safety boats. We have been windsurfing and sailing for over 35 years and have a passion for all water sports and will work hard to ensure you gain some of our passion.
History and Safety information:-
We are now in our 13th year of operations and have moved on from our first boats in 2005 which were all sold by the end of 2008 after improving all the craft & equipment to the highest standards locally to ensure everyone's' safety. Another new RIB arrived early 2013. This a fantastic Ribeye 850 charter RIB designed to all our needs and comes fitted with all the latest equipment.
Safety is the key word for us. From helms to boats and equipment we look for the best at all times.
Our RIBs are equipped to very high standards and comfort with every safety feature. Standards are set by the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and we volunteer to an annual inspection unlike most companies who complete a self-certification. The boats comply with legislation to ensure safety of all passengers and crew. All safety equipment is regularly inspected for your safety and certificated each year along with your lifejackets.
C2 RIBS are also members of The Professional Charter Association (PCA) which states.
"Your safety is our first consideration and this will not be compromised whilst you and your guests are aboard any of our vessels. This is a standard you should expect from us as PCA members. We will deliver value for money charters in all aspects. Our vessels will be fully compliant with all Regulatory Authorities."
The boats used all operate with Marine Charter insurance and all helms work to a strict health and safety policy which is always under review for your safety and comfort.
Our insurance is for marine charter work and is not just an extended boat insurance.
All our skippers have excellent knowledge and experience and are certificated by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) along with commercial endorsements. This includes sea survival courses, first aid and VHF use. Some of our helms also have the additional safety boat training and Yacht Master Offshore qualifications and are Powerboat Instructors. Training for our helms is paramount and we have attended and been trained in managing whole body vibration and shock which became law in 2010. 2015 saw the introduction of Shock Mitigating Flooring aboard. All these certifications are for everyone's safety and comfort. Our membership to the PCA ensures we remain up to date on all current marine legislation
Our commercial charter history is extensive and includes a large yacht training company based on The South Coast for Cowes week. International film crews for movies and camera teams for major events
Past charters include supplying 7 identical Ribeye boats to a national financial group and 9 RIBs to a leading electronics company whilst also working with other RIB teams to provide boats for large Treasure Hunts around The Solent. We have also been involved with some of the biggest corporate events, including Cowes week, International Yacht events like Round The Island race and also powerboat days.
We work alongside some of the best equipped yachts and motor cruisers and we are their preferred RIB Charter Company