The Boats

Bennan & Cowal

RiBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) are highly regarded as one of the safest ways of transporting people and equipment over short or long distances at sea in the most challenging of conditions. We have two RiBs available: “Cowal” is coded to MCA Category 4* – up to 20 miles from any safe haven in daylight and favourable weather conditions; “Bennan” is now coded to MCA Category 3* (Restricted), which additionally allows us to operate upto 10 miles from any safe haven at night.

Bennan

Cowal

  • a 9 metre Ribcraft Offshore
  • authorised to carry up to 12 passengers with 2 crew
  • a 6.3 metre Humber OceanPro
  • authorised to carry up to 5 passengers and 1 crew
Bennan_with_Passengers Cowal-out

*Small commercially operated vessels, up to 24 metres load line length, and carrying no more than 12 passengers, are legally required to comply with the relevant Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Codes of Practice for the Safety of Small Commercial Sailing and Motor vessels.

More information can be found on the MCA website:

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga07-home.htm