Rib-X, The British RIB Builders

The Company

British RIB designers and manufacturers, Rib-X, have been actively involved in research, development and design of rigid inflatable boats since 2003.

Established in 2003 Rib-X continues to be lead by Colin Baldwin. We manufacture Ribs and Hard Boats – Superyacht Tenders, SOLAS Tenders, Commercial Boats and Recreational Ribs.

Colin, a former Research and Design Engineer at Jaguar Cars has an eye for the finer detail. He has embedded and embodied the values of innovative design and exceptional quality at Rib-X.

His strive for perfection, combined with continuous investment in research and development, ensures that Rib-X retains its position as one of the premier global Rib brands – a brand that is proud to be headquartered in Great Britain.

UK Manufacturing Facility

Our clients are actively encouraged to participate in the design process. Owners are able to visit our fully equipped manufacturing facility, where they can view at first hand the construction of their commissioned RIB.

Rib-X build SOLAS rescue tenders, only one of a few companies in Europe with this level of accreditation for excellence. We are one of only a small number of global companies that are certified to manufacture SOLAS approved rescue craft.

Rib-X has the largest ranges of Superyacht SOLAS tenders in the world and we manufacture all Leisure Ribs to RCD (Recreational Craft Directive) and Commercial Boats to MED (Marine Equipment Directive) – offshore categories B&C. We are also ISO 9001 Accredited.