Solent BareBoat Rib Charters & Self Drive Hire From £275

Solent bareboat rib charters self drive boat hire has a fleet of rib boats for bareboat rib charter within the Solent for clients with the necessary experience and just an RYA powerboat level 3 Intermediate qualification or above.


 ( RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualifications are accepted for some vessels as detailed below subject to a £100 additional insurance surcharge payable at handover ).

Our Fleet of 5 Bareboat Ribs Based In Southampton


Bareboat Rib Charters do require a qualified person to be the skipper for the day. This requirement is usually met by holding the RYA Powerboat Level 3 Intermediate qualification ( Level 2 accepted with addition insurance charge of £100 per charter ) and some local knowledge of the Solent area. A popular route to chartering these ribs is via our friends at Solent Boat Training who are an RYA training centre located within Southampton`s Saxon Wharf. 

Students who have taken training at the SBT training centre will be known to our charter team and they will be therefore be able to bareboat charter easily. Guests who are not known to our company can bareboat our ribs by providing qualification certificates and a signed summary of their Solent boating experience. Discounts for SBT students also apply.

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Solent Bareboat Rib Pricing


"Sunlight " - Redbay 6.5m - 6 person - From £275 inc VAT - RYA PB3 Intermediate required 
( RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualifications are accepted for this vessel subject to a £100 additional insurance surcharge ).

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"Hawk & Eagle" - XS Ribs 7.5m - 8 person - From £299 inc VAT - RYA PB3 Intermediate required 
( RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualifications are accepted for this vessel subject to a £100 additional insurance surcharge ).

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"Sub Sonic" - Redbay 8.4m covered - 6 person - From £399 inc VAT - RYA PB3 Intermediate required 

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"Twilight" - Redbay 8.4m - 12 person - From £449 inc VAT - RYA PB4 Advanced required

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Bareboat Charter Details

Please check the full bareboat rib charter agreement here before booking. Simply book the boat of your choice via the online calendar below which includes a fuel deposit. If you return the boat refuelled we refund you the fuel deposit, otherwise we refund the balance after we have refuelled the boat. Handover is normally 9am returning by 5pm. Bareboat Rib Charter & Bare Boat Hire on the Solent are available from our Southampton Saxon Wharf base. Read our charter agreement here. Late return fees are charged at £50 per hour.