RIBEX, the only boat show in the world dedicated to rigid inflatable boats, kicks off in Cowes today

RIBEX, the only boat show in the world dedicated to rigid inflatable boats, kicks off in Cowes today.

New RIBs on show include the Arctic Blue 29, the 10m Scorpion Sting and a 13m quadruple rigged Richard Gilpin RIB. There will also be a past and present display of Evinrude outboard engines and the Evinrude E-TEC 300hp engine will be on show for the first time.

The RYA in conjunction with Mendez Marine, Ribcraft and Baltic Lifejackets will again be running free Rib taster sessions from Pontoon B1.

The RIBEX show will be held at Cowes Yacht Haven on the Isle of Wight, from today until Sunday. The show will open each day from 10am-5pm and the entrance fee of £4.50 will allow you admittance for all three days.

Provision has been made for a large amount of visitor berths for RIBs rafting alongside but these will be given on a first come, first served basis. Red Funnel is running some special offers on ferry crossings, go to www.ribexexhibitions.co.uk to find out more.