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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Scotland 17

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


Weymouth video from Andy

Video of the weekend thanks to Andy Phillips onboard Finn (Sargo 28)
Devon Training - www.devon.training www.eastdevontraining.org.uk


Glorious Weymouth Cruise

Wow... Julian certainly fixed the weather for this one. Glorious conditions all the way to Weymouth, then again for the cruise back on Sunday. What a great opener for the season.

To see all the photos click here.

And a quick video clip from Jon Adlard on Mystic Dragon:


2017 cruise calendar

Dates for the diary...
Weymouth  8th April
Dartmouth  11th August
Scotland     4 - 10th   May
Scotland   18 - 22nd  May
Scotland     8 - 12th  June
La Rochelle  6 - 14th July
Croatia         First Week in September
Weymouth    October date to be advised



Matt Prest shows off the Needles 

Thanks to Matt Prest and Neil McGrigor for this video. A beautiful day, awsome RIB with spectacular views of the Needles. 

Testing off Hurst Castle

BIBOA members Marc and Lucas having a bit of fun off Hurst Castle yesterday, testing lots of recent modifications, including re-worked props and removal of the 'A' frame.


Weymouth - 1st cruise of the season 

A very successful cruise to Weymouth last weekend, the sun was out and the seas calm. Congratulations to Julian for arranging perfect weather and a great weekend away. Thanks Julian.

6 boats: Seahound 5 (Chris & Helen), Mystic Dragon (Bob +3), Ocean Devil (Marc & Lucas), Loujescha (Martin & Louisa and daughter), Black Adder (Trevor & Rick), Watershed (Mike, Julian & Roger).


Our Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards for 2015 was held onboard HMS Warrior in the historic dockyard at Portsmouth.  It was a fabulous venue and 65 BIBOA members and their guests enjoyed a really good evening;  they were greeted with a champagne and canapé reception on the Officers' half deck, followed by a four course dinner, sat at the crew benches on the gun deck.   The 'Ansome Cabin Boys entertained throughout the evening and everyone retired at midnight back to the Hotel for a nightcap!

Click on Doug to see other photos of the night.


Venture Cup 2016 - Round Ireland

Here are the details for the 2016 Venture Cup. There will be a number of BIBOA members that follow the race in their boats (there are also some members competing). More details to follow.

Are you ready for Venture 2016?

Good afternoon teams,

We've been working away quietly, but strongly, in the background for the past few months and now's the time to share some key details with you. We shared most of what follows with your fellow raceteams at the Cowes Classic just under two weeks ago, and it's now time to bring you up to speed as well. We were thrilled with the positive reception our plans were met with in Cowes, and we hope that you too will be excited by

Click to read more ...


Solent standing on the boiler of Varvassi 

Well worth watching this if you boat in the Solent... Look how close the boilers of the wreck are to the needles.
"with an exceptionally low tide, we went out to the needles in search of the wreck of the Varvassi... and conquered it". Is this BIBOA member Neil McGrigor in his new Scorpion. The crew are standing on the boilers of the 1947 wreck of the Greek steamer Varvassi. These have caught out numerous boats in the Round the Island sailing race. 
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