Continued growth for Island RIBs


A very successful end to 2016 saw all of our winter build slots filled.  Over the ‘quiet’ months we have expanded our workshops at the Kingston Works site in East Cowes and grown our laminating team to keep pace with demand.  We have also welcomed  a second apprentice boat builder to our team.   All the winter hard work is paying off, with the first  sea trial of the new season taking place successfully this weekend.  Watch this space for news of more boat launches in the coming weeks!

Review of the Island 7.5m in Powerboat & RIB magazine

Photo: Greg Copp

 We are very pleased to be able to share this fantastic review of the Island 7.5m, published in issue 137 of Powerboat & RIB magazine and now available on the PBR website.  In the opinion of PBR technical editor, Greg Copp: “Island RIBs’ 7.5m RIB is and exciting boat to drive whose handling is as good as its looks.  Beneath its superb gelcoat finish is a structural rigidity that can take the punishment this sort of boat is likely to receive.  The attention to detail is reassuring, as is the consideration given to potential future retrospective maintenance.  Not many RIBs this size offer such a blend of practicality and performance at this price.”

The full review is available here