What is BIBOA?

BIBOA Ltd is the UK RIB club for those who like to cruise and socialise in Rigid Inflatable Boats. Read more.


To take part in any BIBOA sea-going event the skipper of the boat must be a paid up BIBOA member and there must be valid 3rd party insurance for the vessel. Non BIBOA Members are very welcome indeed as crew accompanying a BIBOA skipper. 

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Powerboat and RIB magazine - Round Ireland

Great article in Powerboat and RIB magazine, please subscribe: https://www.powerboatandrib.com/shop/

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Round Ireland in 18 hours


Round Ireland world record - in depth

So the record attempt goes like this:

2015, break the round Anglesey world record with local expert Dean Watson guiding me through the Menai Strait’s. Realise that Dean is an extremely practical person with a love of boating and ask him if he is up for the Ireland World Record.

Spend 3 years preparing the boat to be able to:

  1. Get on the

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BIBOA annual dinner

Purchase tickets for the annual dinner here.

East End Arms, Saturday 24th November, £37 per head for three courses with coffee / tea, black tie.

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Round Ireland World Record

Round Ireland in 18 hours and 12 minutes (now UIM ratified). We beat the current under 30ft record by 25 minutes. It would have been 2 hours plus if we had not been beaten up for the last 40 miles from Cork to Crookhaven... 

Dean and I were in Ocean Devil a Scorpion 8.5m RIB with Yanmar 315hp inboard. Yes, the same lucky Dean Watson that beat the round Anglesey World Record with me in 2015.

Full report to follow soon, but here is the edited video from the day (unfortunately the video finishes half way down the east coast of Ireland as we did not notice we had forgotten to stop the GoPro Fusion 360 camera and it ran out of storage):


Weymouth cruise - season opener 

Those cruising from the Solent meet up off Lymington. A quick video from the new GoPro Fusion 360 camera. 

Yanmar 6LP 3850 rpm 52kn


Marc and Lucas in Ocean Devil off Hurst Castle last Saturday


Mike in Watershed IV off hurst castle on Saturday


Scotland 17

Updated on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:12PM by Registered CommenterMike Deacon

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Setting off for a tow up to Largs for the start of our cruise

Helen and I will be cruising to Oban and the Western Isles

More details later

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