Our Sea Scouts is based on the Thames, but also runs at various coastal locations. Whilst we have occasionally had SIBs in the past, we have never owned a RIB ourselves, but have taken the decision to add one to the fleet over the last couple of years, which finally turned into budget this year!
The aim of the boat is to both be used for safety cover (our own events plus things like the Great River Race were we are already involved and our sister group's RIB has been in the safety fleet), as well as developing top end training activities for our older Explorer Scouts.
With the help of a number of people, including Chris, Daniel and Peter, all of this parish, we have located and purchased a Ribcraft 4.8m
As can be seen, she is in good shape for a mid 90's boat, but needs a bit of TLC to get her up to scratch.
For anyone who wants to know more about the group - we can be found at www.facebook.com/warspiteseascouts
or on this link