Cowes rib charters

When you want to be part of the Solent sailing and powerboat action, the best place to be is on a Cowes Ribs Charter.

Regularly chartered by professional sports’ photographers, film crews and artists for prestigious events such as the annual Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Regatta, the Super Yacht Cup, Brambles Cricket Match, the J Class Regatta, Fastnet Race, Little Britain and America’s Cup.

You can charter a rib for a blast around the Solent and be part of the action.

Alternatively, make a special occasion really memorable with a fun ride or champagne cruise on one of the Solent’s many tributaries.  Blast across the Solent to the Hamble, or Beaulieu Rivers, or stay on the Island side and explore the coast. River Medina up to Newport, Stop off at the Folly Inn or Osborne Bay, Wootton Creek, Newtown Creek or Bembridge.

Birthdays, Anniversaries, stag/hen events, or family days out, all are more than a memory on a Cowes Rib Charter.

Mark’s local Cowes and Solent knowledge allows him to get up close and personal to exciting yacht races to give clients a great experience.

Our 6.5 metre Ballistic rib with 150 hp outboard is fully insured and licensed with full safety equipment on board.  Life jackets are provided, along with waterproof clothing, if necessary.  We can accommodate up to nine passengers, depending on weather and sea conditions.  Larger parties can be accommodated, using two or more ribs.

I have an Advanced Power Boat Certificate with a commercially endorsed Certificate of Competence.

Check out our gallery to see some of the water borne events we have attended in recent years.

I always use Mark when possible as he puts me right in the action to get the shots I need. Marine artist Jamie Medlin speaking after a the J-Class regatta in the Solent during July


One of my favourite charters this autumn, was providing a platform for a professional newspaper photographer at the Brambles Cricket Match in the Solent.


Mark gave us service with a smile all week – Damian Derchon-skipper of super yacht Mari Cha III


Mark does not deal in dissapointment, your so close your part of  the action – John Harrison- speaking after the start of the J-Class round the Island.