The RIBs

The RIBs

Lyme Bay RIB Charter operate 3 fully bespoke, purpose built passenger carrying RIBs.


RIB Challenger

Our 7.8m RIBcraft  powered by the latest 250hp four stroke engine.

With comfortable seating for 10 and plenty of dry storage, Challenger is at home in all situations..


These boats are widely recognised as one of the best RIBs, and one of the most commonly used RIBs for passenger charter.

She is fast, capable of 43kts. Nimble and reassuringly sure footed.

Challenger is our primary teaching vessel and used for water sports in our summer base of Lyme Regis.


RIB Tickler


Tickler is our 8.5m Humber Ocean Pro RIB powered by a 300hp supercharged Mercury Verado.

Seating for 12, Tickler has the additional 2 seat forward of the console which provide uninterrupted views.

She is capable of 40kts and her high bow and large diameter tubes offer a dry and comfortable ride.

Based in West Bay, Tickler is operating throughout the season.


Dash of Lyme

Dash of Lyme is our newest vessel and what a RIB she is!

10m long and over 3m wide makes her SUPER comfortable in the waves.

Powered by twin 300hp outboards Dash can reach speed in excess of 55mph (if required..!)

Comfortable seating for 12 passengers and 2 crew, Dash has dry storage beneath the seats makes her a superb sea going passenger RIB.


Our RIB’s are fitted with the latest safety and hi-tech navigation equipment, AIS, fixed and portable VHF radios, plus everything required to meet the MCA standards (plus more!)  ensuring the highest standards of protection and comfort for passengers.

Purpose built to bespoke specifications all of our boats are fast, fuel efficient, comfortable and provide dynamic handling capabilities whilst remaining incredibly safe.

We pride ourselves on the condition of our RIBs which are ALWAYS well presented!

The Lyme Bay RIB Charter RIBs are MCA cat 4 coded and licensed to carry a combined total of 34 passengers. (11+11+12)

We also offer a range of waterproofs should the need arise!




Please ensure you bring your own face covering. You will not be allowed on the pontoon or RIB without it.

Please ensure you have made your booking with us in advance online or by telephone.

Check the weather on the day of your trip. Ensure you bring along suitable clothing where necessary. We are unable to offer any wet weather clothing or loan kit. Please remember: No naked bodies! Wear a T-shirt at least!

If any of your party are showing any symptoms of Covid19, please do not leave home and contact our team immediately.


You will be checked in verbally at a safe distance by our shore crew. Please do not bring along a paper copy of your booking confirmation but instead have a copy on your phone (email or photo).

We ask passengers to arrive 15 minutes before departure, for check in, kit-up and a safety brief. If you arrive earlier you will not yet have access to the pontoon because of social distancing measures.


Wash your hands!
A hand sanitising station is provided for you upon arrival. Vessels will be fully sanitised at the start of day, between trips and again at the end of the day.

Areas with regular hand contact, such as handrails and tables, will be cleaned with disinfectant on a regular basis.

Fully sanitised lifejackets will be issued and kit up instructions, safety announcement will be given by our crew from a safe distance. The crew will also ensure they have been fitted correctly prior to allowing you to board our vessels.

Our crew will be positioned at the helm during your trip which observes the safe social distancing protocol.

We will be using contactless IR thermometers to screen all employees prior to the start of their workday.

All of our crew will be wearing face coverings at all times. We will supply PPE to all of our crew at the start of each day and will also have a spare supply onboard our vessels.

Groups of up to 11 passengers from the same household can hire the boat for their own private use and we are happy to discuss bespoke requests / transfers.

Any person displaying signs of Covid19 will have their temperature taken via a non-intrusive contactless IR thermometer. If the reading does not comply with NHS guidelines neither them nor anyone from their party will be allowed on our vessels

I have read and agree with the instructions outlined above.