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 founding CEO 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.

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 founding CEO 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 Ribs and Hard Boats are conceived, designed and hand-built by a specialised team of skilled craftsman at our newly acquired manufacturing facility in the heart of Leicestershire, UK.

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.

UK Manufacturing Facility

Our Ribs and Hard Boats are conceived, designed and hand-built by a specialised team of skilled craftsman at our newly acquired manufacturing facility in the heart of Leicestershire, UK.

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.

Meet The Team

Every super yacht tender is built to our clients’ exacting quality requirements. Our dedicated team of designers and engineers ensure that Rib-X is at the forefront for luxury tenders. Our reputation to deliver, on time, to budget and to provide unrivalled quality, results in owners recommendations and continued partnerships.

Colin Baldwin

Colin Baldwin

CEO

Chris Colin

Chris Colin

Fabrication Manager

Sam Thorpe

Sam Thorpe

Engineering Manager

Leighton Grewcock

Leighton Grewcock

Procurement & Customer Support

Hywel Small

Hywel Small

Operations Director

Talk to us… if you are interested in testing our boats and Ribs. It will be our pleasure to demonstrate the Rib-X range to you, contact us today and we’ll make all the necessary arrangements, for your unforgettable experience on a Rib-X!

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Rib-X British designed and built tenders and Ribs.

RIB-X HQ is located at 6 Brindley Rd, Hinckley LE10 3BY, UK. For more information please complete the contact form above and click submit, we’ll get right back to you or call us on 0116 247 7017 for Rib-X HQ / Factory. You can also subscribe for updates by clicking the link below.