Ness Ribs primarily operate only commercial designed offshore RIBs from the market leaders such as Ribcraft and Zodiac. Using Industry leading brands ensures a true offshore performance combined with a robust fit out. Our RIBs are coded to Cat 3R and so able to commercially operate up to 20 miles from a safe haven with restricted night time operations. Our RIBs are fully trailerable and so able to operate from most ports, harbours or slipways.
Additional vessels can also be supplied, including a coded 12 mtr Cabin RIB which is equipped with galley, WC, a full range of electronics and powered by twin diesel inboards.
“Skua” Built in 2010 Skua is a 7.8 mtr rigid inflatable boat manufactured to a commercial Ribcraft design. She fully complies to MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) CAT 3R and so is able to operate up to 20 Miles from a safe haven. Coded for 10 passengers and carrying Life safety equipment to SOLAS B, she designed as a commercial foul weather boat and has proven herself in this field. Even in inhospitable sea conditions worldwide the Ribcraft 7.8 will get you there with confidence. With a high sheer bow and a generous 2.7 metre beam they are true workhorses of the sea. Skua is equipped with all the very latest electronic equipment including, Chartplotter, Radar, VHF Radio and powered by a single 250 hp Suzuki engine.
Built in 2012 Natural Explorer is a 9 mtr rigid inflatable boat manufactured to a commercial Ribcraft design. She fully complies to MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) CAT 3R and so is able to operate up to 20 Miles from a safe haven. Coded for 12 passengers and carrying Life safety equipment to SOLAS B standard, she will carry, crew, payload or passengers over long distances maintaining respectable speeds whatever the Sea conditions. She is the ideal choice for the dedicated professional and is equipped with all the very latest electronic equipment including, Chartplotter, Radar, VHF Radio and powered by twin 250 hp Suzuki engines.
Built in 2016 Petrel is a 4.2 mtr semi inflatable boat manufactured to a military and commercial Zodiac Grand Raid design. The backbone of the Ness Ribs fleet, Petrel is simple, strong and very versatile. Powered by a 25 hp Yamaha engine she is able to carry a maximum of 6 persons, safely and efficiently. Easily launched and recovered Petrel is generally found operating as safety craft or tender to larger vessels thus providing them safe access to remote islands, cliffs and coastlines.
Built in 2010 the Pioneer Multi workboat has enormous carry capacity, superb sea keeping abilities and a unique bow door making the loading of heavy or bulky items effortless. Easily launched and recovered, Pioneer 1 is powered by a 40 hp Suzuki engine, equipped with VHF radio and all the required safety equipment. Pioneer 1 can carry a max of 8 persons or 1170kg of cargo and is a real “workhorse” ideally suited to logistical jobs on remote Highland lochs and rivers.