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Safety Boat Services

Safety Boat Services

Safety Boat Services

24/7 Safety Boat Provision throughout the Scottish Highlands & Islands

Ness Ribs have the local Knowledge, expertise and resources to provide Safety cover for your event or project. Based at Inverness in the heart of the Scottish Highlands we can supply qualified safety crew and MCA coded vessels for a wide range of projects including Sporting events, Film & Media and Commercial applications.

Sporting Events

  • We can supply Risk assessment and method statements for adventure races offering water elements
  • We provide Safety cover for events involving in-water activities, including cold water immersion 
  • Previously we have supported, Wild Swimming, Triatholon, Tough Mudder, Charity Paddles, SUP expeditions throughout the Scottish Highlands
  • Previous Clients include - Scottish Mountain Marathon, SUPFitness, Monster the Loch, Hurricanes Dragon Boat Club, University of Southampton Monster Pedlo challenge and many many  more Organisations, Clubs and Intrepid Adventurers.

Film & Media Support

  • Film Location advice and recces
  • On-location risk assessment and safety
  • Safety cover for crew/cast members in water/working at height


Please contact us for advice regarding on-water installations and contract works such as scaffold erection, painting, surveys, inspections, rope access and  environmental management projects.

  • SOLAS approved and MCA coded Safety boat for hire or charter 
  • MCA certified Skippers and Crew
  • Water related risk assessment, method statements and rescue plans

Safety Boat Hire with Ness Ribs

Commercial RIB hire is available throughout the Highlands & Islands. Talk to us early so that we can put a all-inclusive package together to your specific requirements and budget.

Purpose Built Commercial Ribs

Ness Ribs primarily use Ribcraft and Zodiac RIBS. Renowned for their superior construction, superb sea keeping and handling, they are Lloyds approved, classified to DNV-GL and meet MCA Workboat code.

Built for commercial charter, with reinforced tubes, keelguard, lifting eyes, removable seats, cargo floors, diver recovery systems and full electronics, Ness Ribs will have a vessel to suit most commercial applications.

Specially Adapted

We are a registered supplier to JNCC, SNH, MORL, Marine Scotland, Bear Scotland, British Rail, Morrison's Group & The BBC as well as several other media and Offshore Renewable organisations. Our boats can be adapted to facilitate film, stills, and live television with recent credits ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ & ‘Effie’.

Download our Commercial Rib Leaflet