Island RIBs welcomed Lucy Morgan from the Isle of Wight County Press to our factory this week to meet some of our team and see the 7.5m Island RIB build for Falklands Conservation in action before its departure to the Falkland Islands next week.
“A powerful rigid inflatable boat (RIB), destined to be used in the Falkland Islands on a project to monitor whales, is ready for its 8,000 mile journey south.
East Cowes-based Island RIBs has proudly signed off a 7.5 metre vessel, designed and built on the Isle of Wight.
Sporting a Falklands Conservation logo, the RIB will be used by scientists monitoring the migration of the region’s southern right whale population.
To allow the experts to tag the 14 metre long marine mammals (that’s around twice the length of the boat), for six weeks a year over several years, the RIB features a specially designed platform…