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RIBshare™ Frequently Asked Questions

What is RIBshare?
What does RIBshare include?

Does a RIBshare member have to be an individual?
How do I book my boat?
What qualifications do I need to become a RIBshare customer?
How much does RIBshare cost?
How do I pay for fuel?
How does RIBshare compare with charter or outright ownership?
What is the duration of the RIBshare agreement?
What about pollution and the marine environment?
Can I use my RIB away from its home marina?
What if I damage the boat?
What if the boat breaks down at sea?

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What is RIBshare?
RIBshare is a powerboat membership programme which offers a highly cost-effective and convenient way to have use of a high performance, luxury powerboat. Enjoy 60 days use per year including at least two weekend days per month if you are a RIBshare Platinum member and 30 days with at least one weekend day if you are a RIBshare Gold member. If you are a RIBshare Silver member then you can purchase days to suit your lifestyle and budget.

The arrive-and-drive operation means that once you have booked your boat through our online booking system, you can be assured that, on the day, you will have a fully fuelled and equipped boat with all safety equipment ready and waiting on the pontoon. top

What does RIBshare include?
RIBshare includes use of a high performance RIB over a 10 month operating period (March - December). The boat is insured, serviced, maintained and equipped for you to be able to book through our online booking system on a first-come, first-served basis. top

Does a RIBshare member have to be an individual?
No. A RIBshare member may be an individual, a number of family members, a group of friends or a business. With a capacity for 8 people on each RIB, it represents a great way for a group of like-minded people to spread the cost of boat use.

Each group will be required to nominate a principal skipper, however, we can train extra nominated skippers for an additional charge. top

How do I book my boat?
Our advanced online booking system makes booking your boat a quick and easy process. In addition to booking your boating days, you can request clothing, check the tides and weather forecast. top

What qualifications do I need to become a RIBshare customer?
Our minimum requirement is for an RYA Powerboat Level 2, with a GMDSS / VHF Radio licence. All members will undertake a boat familiarisation session with a RIBshare member of staff.

We would encourage further training to Intermediate or Advanced Level and will be happy to recommend training through our preferred training partners. top

How much does RIBshare cost?
To join RIBshare there is a one-off membership fee followed by 12 monthly payments. The only additional cost is the fuel you use each day and any fees/costs incurred at other marinas you may visit. top

How do I pay for fuel?
There are fueling stations at the marinas which accept cash, credit and debit cards. We do not hold fuel accounts for members. top

How does RIBshare compare with charter or outright ownership?
The cost to charter a boat of the quality and performance of our RIBs would be about £400+VAT per day! When you take into account the cost of purchase/finance, depreciation, servicing and storage etc, the cost of outright ownership would be in the region of £1,500 per month, whether or not you use the boat! top

What is the duration of the RIBshare agreement?
There is a minimum 12 month commitment from each person on each boat. Thereafter RIBshare members will be invited to rejoin on an annual basis. top

What about pollution and the marine environment?
We are very sensitive to the importance of minimising our impact on the environment both on the shore and at sea. We have chosen outboards with high fuel efficiency, low noise and low emissions. top

Can I use my RIB away from its home marina?
Yes. Subject to prior arrangement with RIBshare, you may use the boat in another location. However, you will be responsible for marina fees. We can also deliver/collect the boat for you by road or sea, subject to a delivery charge. Please speak to us to find out more. top

What if I damage the boat?
The first thing is to tell us what damage has occurred at the earliest opportunity to enable us to make arrangements for repair and to ensure that you and the other RIBshare members will have access to the boat again as soon as possible. Should we be required to make an insurance claim, you will be liable for the excess of any claim. top

What if the boat breaks down at sea?
Our boats are fully and regularly serviced, but in the highly unlikely event of a breakdown, the skipper should follow their RYA training to assess the situation and determine the most appropriate course of action. The skipper should ensure the safety firstly of the crew and secondly of the vessel.

As a guide, ensure that all crew are warm, comfortable and wearing lifejackets and, if possible, anchor the boat in an appropriate position. If there is imminent danger to life then a Mayday call should be made using the VHF radio or by launching flares.

If there is no imminent danger to life, the skipper should telephone Sea Start (marine breakdown service) and the RIBshare shore based team and take whatever other action he considers necessary.

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