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Safety Boat Services

Safety Boat Services

Safety Boat Services

Safety Boat Services

Safety Boat Services

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


Based in Inverness, Ness Ribs specilise in providing a Safety Boat Service throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. We can match the right vessel to the right job, whether it's supporting commercial operations offshore, accompanying an endurance wild swimmer or helping the Goverment Agencies maintain their network of roads, rail, canals, bridges and harbours.

Ness Ribs safety crew are all MCA certified and vastly experienced in safety boat operations, on fast flowing rivers, deep cold lochs, canals, firths and estuaries.

Ness Ribs safety boats are all SOLAS approved, trailerable and easy deployed 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Ness Ribs safety boats are available with or without crew and on both short and long term contracts.  

Call Colin on 0776 500 3424 to discus your requirements 

Common Applications

  • Scaffold erection and dismantling under bridges on Canals, Rivers or Firths
  • Bridge Inspections & repairs on railways and canals 
  • Rope access works for structural surveys or repairs
  • Sporting events including Wild Swimming, Tough Mudder, Charity Paddles and SUP expeditions
  • Marine installation requiring survey, maintenance or repair
  • Marine civils on Jetty's, Quay's, Canals and Harbour infastructure

Ness Ribs will provide RAMS for all our Civil, Commercial and Sporting Safety provision


Previous Clients include - Scottish Canals, Bear Scotland, Volker Lazer, AECOM, Morrison Utility Services, Scottish Water, Network Rail, Scottish Mountain Marathon, SUPFitness, Monster the Loch, Hurricanes Dragon Boat Club, University of Southampton Monster Pedlo challenge and many many more Civil Engineering companies, Clubs and Intrepid Adventurers

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