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Fast, reliable service

Fast, reliable service

Safe & Efficient

Safe & Efficient

About Us

Ness Ribs was established in 2009 with one 7.8m Rib, the company has seen steady growth over the years and is now the first choice for many when it comes to Rib Charter, Safety Boat Services and Pontoon Hire.

Based at Inverness in the heart of the Scottish Highlands Ness Ribs are ideally placed to provide a fast, safe and reliable service throughout the North of Scotland.

Using only the best of equipment and experienced crews, our vessels are easily trailerable, available 24/7 and able to operate from most ports, harbours or slipways.

Our Environmental Policy

Ness Ribs are committed to continuing to improve their environmental performance, minimising their environmental impact and making resource efficiency a core requirement of all their operations. We have invested in fuel efficient 4 stroke Suzuki engines, fitted fuel flow meters to help monitor fuel efficiency and so reduce Carbon burn. We also utilise quiet, clean Electric outboard engines, optimising overall efficency without loss of propulsove power in more sensitive enviromental locations.


Ness Ribs is licenced by the MCA, full members of British Marine and the RNLI. We have the expertise of a  professionally trained RYA Training Instructor and MCA Master and we fully affiliated to the WiSe Scheme, promoting responsible operations by minimising any disturbance to Marine Wildlife.

Insurance Cover

Ness Ribs has both Public and Employer Liability Insurance.

As we have a Marine Trades Policy, cover also extends to passengers engaged on their own business i.e. Photographers, Surveyors etc.

For Insurance cover on Bareboat hires, you will be asked about your qualifications and experience so that we can gauge your suitability, please note that we are unable to offer cover if you are under 25 years of age.



Ness Ribs try and emulate the same attention to safety and good operating practice that airlines have developed, by going beyond the Industry standards to actively minimise risks within their operation. Our maintenance management system helps maintain our fleet and equipment safe and fully operational. Our Skippers are professional mariners, MCA qualified and trained in First Aid, Sea Survival and Firefighting.

Ness Ribs Company Objective

Ness Ribs will strive to continually exceed their customers expectations by only investing in top quality vessels, first class equipment and experienced professional crew. Ness Ribs will always conduct its operations in a safe, reliable and efficient manner that does not have a detrimental effect on the environment in which they operate.

Some of our previous clients