What is BIBOA?

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

Why BIBOA?

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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Sunday
Jun062010

A Solent Odyssey

BIBOA from the East Coast cruises the South Coast! Almost 30 RIBsters spend an Easter avoiding the showers and enjoying the sights.

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Saturday
Jun052010

Weymouth Wanderers

This was a real 'shake down' early season cruise. A choice of two routes depending whether you wanted your kidneys or knees to take the pain! But,there was a great BIBOA evening get together waiting for us which relieved (some of) the pain.

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Friday
Jun042010

Safety at Sea

Good enjoyable boating is what BIBOA is all about. Do have a good read of this article so that you and your RIB are ready for 2010 ... Happy New Year!

 

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Friday
Jun042010

BIBOA in Antarctica

Member Murray Macleod of www.seatrek.co.uk is suited, booted and RIB ready to ferry adventurous holidaymakers around Antarctic seas; read Murray's article for the full story.

 

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Thursday
Jun032010

BIBOA in Bonny Scotland

Jean Macdonald tells us about Rothesay, Tignabruich, The Burnt Isles,the Mull of Kintyre and many more lochs and secret anchorages in BIBOA's ancestral homeland. Do join a BIBOA Scottish cruise next year!

 

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Wednesday
Jun022010

BIBOA's cruise to St Vaast la Hogue 

A good weather forecast, superb RIBS, luverley grub and a great clutch of BIBOA members, what more could we want ... a calm sea? No chance! Read all about the vin rouge, moules and slightly tiresome conditions. 

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Tuesday
Jun012010

Carteret cruise and France for free in 2008 

This was a superb BIBOA to Carteret. Six RIBS and a dozen members cruised in gorgeous sunshine taking in Alderney, Carteret, Jersey,Guernsey and buckets of moules! 

 

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Monday
May312010

Fuel duty changes are now in force

HMRC might be calling on you ...we set out below a pdf of the full text of a briefing note issued by HMRC with all the details.

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Sunday
May302010

A Boys Own Adventure

Sitting at home on a dark winter’s day, our 10 year old son Bryn and I were discussing missing being out on the RIB and what should we do in the coming year? For us the previous season of family ribbing was mainly cruising: the pleasures of arriving at different ports and harbours and the cruise planning involved.

So a plan was hatched for a 2 week trip around England and Wales. The aim was to travel from Berwick upon Tweed (by the Scottish border) clockwise right around to Carlisle (again close to the Scottish border). My wife Kathryn remained sceptical at this initial stage.

 

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Saturday
May292010

Life Jacket Checks

We all spend a great amount of time cleaning, checking and servicing the RIB, but how much attention do we pay to that important piece of equipment that we hope we’ll never need to use? If you have an air inflation life jacket, you not only expect it to inflate on demand, but to hold the air as well. Yet the life jacket cover could be abraded, or even punctured, as it’s probably been stowed in a console or under a seat when it’s not worn.

So, when did you last test your life jacket? You don’t have to activate the compressed air canister to check that it will hold air, the test is completely nondestructive!

 

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