Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB)


Rigid Inflatable Boats (or RIBS for short), are a high-performing, lightweight boat well known for their buoyancy on the water. Their light structure allows them to cope well with all sea  conditions, and remains one of the safer ways to travel by boat.

RIB insurance is essential for peace of mind when out on the water. Whatever your skill level, we've compiled a range of resources to help guide you on your explorations at sea.

Tips & Advice for your RIB

Why a RIB is the boat for you

A RIB (rigid-inflatable boat), is a versatile boat used increasingly as a leisure boat. As suggested in the name, it is a solid-hulled boat with inflatable tubes (known as ‘sponsons’) around the outer edge to give it buoyancy. The boat’s shock-absorbing properties make it able to cope well in choppy conditions and easily handle faster speeds, all in a much safer environment than other boats.

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Things to Consider When Towing Your RIB

If you're an avid UK traveller who enjoys exploring multiple locations, you might be considering towing your RIB. We've got some helpful advice for those thinking of towing their boat.

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Tips For Going Diving With Your RIB

Travelling with your RIB gives access to a variety of different water sporting activities such as diving. Discover our list of the top tips you must know about going diving with your RIB.

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RIB Buyer's Guide

RIB Buyer's Guide

Best RIB Destinations

Top Launch Locations to Take Your RIB

The UK is home to a number of stunning holiday locations that are well worth visiting with your RIB. Discover our list of the top launch locations to take your RIB.

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5 Secret Bays in the UK to Explore by RIB

Are you an avid explorer? Discover our list of the top secret bays to visit for a staycation any time of the year.

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Exciting Places for Family Adventures on Your RIB

We've collated a guide to the most exciting places for family adventures whilst travelling on your RIB.

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A Guide to RIB Cruise Routes

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RIB Insurance

Discover our buyer's guide to RIB insurance

Deciding the kind of insurance you require for your rigid inflatable boat and which insurer to opt for can feel overwhelming. We’ve broken down RIB insurance to the basics, so you can make an informed choice on what is best for you.



What is MyBoat?
MyBoat is a free online portal for the boat owner community. It’s the only free boating service in the UK! MyBoat keeps all of your important boat information in one place and sends you
alerts using its easy-to-use digital organiser. It also keeps you updated with the latest news, views and weather, tailored to your travels as well as offering you some amazing discounts.

How can I receive discounts with MyBoat?
To gain these discounts you have to have insurance from GJW Direct and have an account on MyBoat. Once on MyBoat, navigate to the My Discounts tab, where you’ll be able to see all of your own discounts. We’ve partnered up with some amazing companies to ensure you receive great discounts off boat essentials, including:

● Safety products
● Boat fittings
● Cleaning products
● Narrowboat accessories
● Travel insurance
● Holidays


RIB Resources

Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) FAQs

Have you found yourself with a list of unanswered questions surrounding the subject of RIBS? We're here to answer all those niggling questions...

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Fun Boat Activities for Onboard Your RIB

Discover a range of activities you can get up to onboard your RIB, after a long week of exploring the UK sights.

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Equipment Must-haves for RIB Owners

There's a lot to consider when selecting what to take with you when out on your RIB, therefore we thought it best to collate a list of the must-have equipment for RIB owners.

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RIB Maintenance Guide 101

If you're looking for advice on regular maintenance for your RIB and how you can avoid those costly repairs, we've got the tools to break it down for you.

Browse through our handy maintenance checklist so you can keep up to date on the best practices for caring for your RIB.

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Safety Checks for Onboard Your RIB

Whether you're new to sailing or are an experienced boater looking to brush up on best practices, we've narrowed it down to the essentials safety checks for onboard your RIB.

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Clothing Essentials for Onboard Your RIB

Are you heading out for a day trip on your RIB? You need to make sure you're wearing the appropriate clothing to ensure safety and comfort, we've complied a list of the clothing essentials for your next outing.

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A Guide to Handling Your RIB in Tough Conditions

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