CAUTION: RIBS WHILST SAFE AND EXCITING, ARE ALSO DYNAMIC AND ARE LIKELY TO BE SUBJECTED TO SIGNIFICANT SHOCK LOADS. THIS EVENT WILL NOT SUIT THOSE WHO HAVE NECK, BACK, HIP, KNEE, ANKLE, BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART OR ANY OTHER MEDICAL CONDITION MADE WORSE BY SHOCK LOADS. RIBS WILL NOT SUIT THOSE WHO ARE EITHER PREGNANT OR ARE SIGNIFICANTLY OVERWEIGHT AND ARE UNSUITABLE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CONSUMED ALCOHOL OR TAKEN INTOXICATING DRUGS.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR PARTY ARE MADE AWARE OF THIS INFORMATION
Your safety and comfort is our #1 priority.
Our Boat, SEA SPIRIT
Sea Spirit is fully surveyed and strictly maintained, she is a specially designed boat for our trips and was built locally by Ribcraft one of the world’s most respected rib builders, famous for their build quality and strength of boats. Their boats undergo strict testing and quality control and are used by the Military, Police, Fisheries and as tour boats worldwide.
Being a rib (Rigid Inflatable Boat) she is extremely stable, safe and seaworthy.
Sea Spirit has new 3.5 litre V6 HONDA BF 250 twin engines maintained by Honda specialists, locally based Rob Perry Marine. They run independently of each other, which means in the event of a mechanical problem with one engine, we can always get you back to land safely using the other. Their unique variable tuning gives precise control with the best power and performance, with no impact to the quality of the sea, and very little noise disturbance.
Our vessel Sea Spirit carries up-to-date safety equipment
available to meet our licensing and coding requirements including:
14 man Solas B life-raft
Thermal protective aids
Approved first aid kit
Floating quick-grab throw line
2 x DSC enabled fixed marine radios
Emergency handheld VHF
Lyme Rib Rides are licensed by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Should you require copies of our Insurance and licences, we will be happy to e-mail this to you in advance of your booking. If you require a Risk assessment then this is available, upon written request. Please read our T&Cs before you book a trip.
Skippers and Crew
Lyme Rib Rides Skippers are experienced and commercially qualified and have completed first aid training. Our crew undergo procedure training to ensure they are fully able to assist you throughout your trip.
All passengers are required to wear lifejackets throughout the trip and we will help fit them and demonstrate how they work.
Adults Automatic Lifejackets
For Adults we have top quality Kru Sport automatic lifejackets. They inflate on contact with the water, they also have a manual inflation toggle. They are easy to put on and take off, one size fits all and are completely adjustable.
Children’s Automatic Lifejackets
We supply top quality Kru Junior automatic children’s lifejackets. They feature a manual inflation toggle and inflate on contact with the water. All our lifejackets are professionally serviced annually and checked daily.
We can supply you with very comfy waterproof jackets they keep you warm and dry but also are breathable and a joy to wear and even look pretty cool too! Waterproof jackets are available for the duration of your trip on pre-request.
We operate a strict weather cut-off policy. Although this is way under the capability of the boat, it is designed for your comfort and most importantly, safety. We check all weather updates available and operate by erring on the side of caution. Please refer to our T&Cs for more info.
Suitability for passengers
Before embarking on our trips you will need to read our "Notice to Passengers" and "Terms and Conditions" and understand the increased risks associated with taking a high performance boat ride. You must not have any medical conditions that make you unsuitable for the trip. It is for your safety and we do not accept responsibility for any conditions you might have that could affect your health on our trip. If you are unsure about any medical condition please speak to a medical professional who will be able to advise you of your suitability for the trip and keep your skipper informed. Our staff are not medical professionals and are not qualified to give medical advice or opinions.
We do not accept any alcohol on the boat and if you have consumed any alcohol before your trip, it is your duty to inform the Skipper before the boat departs.
Please refer to T&Cs for more info.
We offer a range of trips that might be more suitable for you, so please just ask and we will do our best to find the right type of trip just for you, we are here to help.