South West Maritime Academy offer Safety Boat Services and Rib Charter nationwide for a wide range of requirements including:

  • Photography
  • Television or Film Work
  • Safety Boats
  • Guard Boats
  • Crew Transfers
  • Surveys

In addition with our RIB charter we can also provide:

  • Medical Cover
  • Fire Safety
  • Commercial Dive Team


For more information why not give us a call on 01454 260 130 or contact us

Our skippers

Our highly trained skippers are capable of operating in challenging environments by day or night. All of our skippers and crew hold all elements of the STCW Basic Safety Training, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats and Fast Rescue Boat Coxswain certification. In addition all of our crew are trained to a high level of medical care and hold an ENG1 medical for seafarers.

Vessel details

Our 7.8m Offshore Ribcraft is coded to Category 3 for 12 people up to 20 nautical miles from a safe haven. the vessel is also fitted with the following:

  • 250Hp Suzuki 4 Stroke Outboard
  • With a 270 litre fuel tank fitted we can operate for long ranges and periods
  • Fixed VHF/DSC
  • Depth Sounder
  • Chart plotter
  • Automatic Identification System

Our boats are surveyed and inspected by the certifying authority to ensure they meet the code requirements.

The boats are fully equipped to Maritime and Coastguard Agency standards for passenger carrying with a safety inventory that includes life raft, life jackets, flares, thermal protection aids and a first aid kit.

Our RIBs are coded by the MCA and are fully commercially insured.