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Welcome to Commercial Rib Charter

With a fleet of over 25 vessels CRC operate a variety of Catamarans and wheelhouse Ribs from 9m to 20m which include purpose built Dive Support Vessels, shallow draft Survey Boats and a number of Crew Transfer Vessels. In addition CRC have a large fleet of 7.8m and 8.8m open Ribs and SOLAS approved Fast Rescue Craft. CRC can provide you the right boat to meet your exact requirements with or without crew.

Our customers share primary values in requiring first-rate service and ultimate professionalism with reliable boats safely operated, whilst having contracts delivered on-time and to budget.

CRC provides commercial organisations with reliable and cost effective vessels including Cabin Rib Charter and Catamarans and offer Safety Boat Services, Survey Boats, Cable Lay Support, Crew Transfer and Dive Support. In addition, CRC charter commercial Work Boats, Guard Boats, Security, Military and Police boats to a wide variety of public, private and defence institutions.

Commercial Rib Charter Ltd (CRC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Solent Rib Charters Ltd (SRC) who own and operate Europe’s largest fleet of commercial Rigid Inflatable Boats (Rib).

Latest news from CRC

Can Commercial Rib Charter Mobilise and Operate Anywhere? Absolutely!

21 March 2018

Can Commercial Rib Charter Mobilise and Operate Anywhere? Absolutely!


Why are Guard Boats so Important?

26 February 2018

Why are Guard Boats so Important?


Commercial Rib Charter announce new shallow draft Crew Transfer Vessel - Voyager

11 January 2018

Commercial Rib Charter announce new shallow draft Crew Transfer Vessel - Voyager


A Christmas Grotto Surprise!

19 December 2017

A Christmas Grotto Surprise!


"During all four export cables which were floated to shore, Commercial Rib Charter remained versatile and professional to ensure a safe and timely execution. The vessels supplied by your company were always of a very high standard and never failed to meet our client's expectations and audit requirements. The same can also be said of the personnel involved with CRC, who always acted safely and were willing to go above and beyond their duties to assist."


"We would like to congratulate you on your excellent management of the detail and complexity during the extensive preparations leading up to the Games and your flawless delivery during the 2012 Games themselves. Keeping so many boats on full operational duty, many with 24 hour availability with a near 100% service level, is a full testament to every aspect of your operation. Well done indeed."

Dorset Police Authority

"Commercial Rib Charter have been a supplier to SMIT International (Scotland) Ltd since 2010, providing marine assistance, vessels and equipment. CRC have consistently provided a high level of service and professionalism and proven to be reliable in a variety of situations and demanding conditions."

SMIT International (Scotland) Ltd

Our Charter Services:

Crew Transfer

Efficient, cost effective Crew Transfer Vessels:

  • Shallow Draft
  • Economic
  • Comfortable
  • Offshore
  • Nearshore
  • Fast


Guard Boats

Well equipped, highly capable open Ribs and cabin Ribs:

  • Shallow Water Specialist
  • Experienced Crews
  • Inshore
  • Offshore
  • 7m - 20m Vessels 
  • Day | Night


Safety Boat Services

Quick mobilisation, with or without crew. The right safety boat for the job:

  • 2.8m to 15m in length
  • Inland Waterways
  • Inshore
  • Offshore
  • Safety, Standby & Rescue


Survey Boats

Well equipped, highly capable vessels for inland, inshore and offshore survey:

  • Environmental Survey
  • Shallow Water Specialist
  • Energy & Hydrographic
  • ROV launch & Recovery
  • Large Transom Decks


Daughter Craft

Daughter Craft for long or short term hire:

  • SOLAS Approved FRCs
  • IMCA Compliant Dive Support Ribs 
  • Lifting Points 
  • Ship Stowage Cradles 
  • Daughter Craft Coded


Work Boats

Workboat hire services for diverse operational needs. With or without crew:

  • Tough Rotomold Tenders
  • Inland Waterways Ribs
  • Inshore Cabin Ribs
  • Large Offshore Cabin Ribs
  • Port of London Authority Approved


Film & Media Boats

Registered vendors to the BBC.

Official suppliers to London 2012 Olympic Games:

  • Camera Boats for Film
  • Photography Chase Boats
  • News & Broadcast Media
  • Camera Pontoons
  • 'Action' Boats


Military & Police Boats

Supplier to the Police, Royal Navy, NATO and UK defence research agencies:

  • Olympics & G8 Summit
  • Radar Testing
  • Short & Long Term Hire
  • Crewed & Bareboat
  • Training Services
  • Government Organisations


Cabin Ribs

Capable and highly experienced - Safety, patrol and crew transfer Ribs:

  • Courteous Patrol Boats
  • Cable Shore End Support
  • Shore End Landing's
  • High Speed Crew Transfer
  • Inshore and Offshore


Do you have a commercial or industrial Rib requirement? We operate across all major European ports. Call us now on 01590 607103 or for 24h support call 07979 533722.

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