Originally Posted by keithmason
Does anyone know how easy it is to rent out 5m, 6m and 8m ribs and what are the rules??
Keith, there are a large number of RIB charter operators who could organise a RIB, but you ask how easy,
Most will offer a helm with the boat so that way is very easy, you call arrange the best date and pay for boat, fuel and helm etc.
To hire a boat without a helm will be done by fewer operators and you will have to show competency in boat handling, usually through RYA certification to PB2. The hire will have a large deposit secured which will be returned at the conclusion if the boat etc is returned in order. Also you will need to prove an address and identity if bareboat charter is what you seek just like proving it for car rental.
Depends what you need and where you wish to use it will then open up what operators can supply. Hope this helps.