Affordable access to brand new high performance rigid inflatable boats (RIBs)
Brought to you by Urban Truant
For just £150 per charter The Solent is your playground, no hassle, no catch
use it like you own it....
How it Works
Based on the River Hamble, the Urban Truant RIB Club offers cost-effective, flexible access to a fleet of brand new high-end 6.0 - 6.6 metre RIBs.
No maintenance schedule to worry about, equipment to buy, or drystack to pay for - just a single simple pay-per-play facility.
The Urban Truant RIB Club gives our members access to secure online calendars. The calendars are real-time so you can reserve a RIB in confidence that it will be available - even at short notice, ideal for when you finish work early and go out for a blast in the afternoon sun.
Route to Your Solent Playground
The RYA’s Powerboat Level 2 certificate is the minimum qualification (2 day course), in addition to some theory (classroom) training and your VHF radio operator's license.
An important perk of your membership is your entitlement to generous discounts on Urban Truant’s training courses. This includes the popular Sailing Course Online portal where you can study for theory qualifications from the comfort of your own home. You’ll also need to obtain your VHF license - you can also study for this online via athe RYA's Interactive platform.
Please be assured that the Urban Truant team will help you chose the course(s) for you, so that you’re ready to hit the water and have some fun – safely!
Please note that some training is a pre-requisite to using a RIB - for example, you need to be legally qualified to use a marine VHF radio. Training courses include:
- RYA Powerboat Level 2 (required to be a member of the Urban Truant RIB Club)
- RYA Intermediate Powerboat
- RYA Powerboat Advanced
- RYA Day Skipper Theory
- RYA Essential Navigation (theory course)
- SRC / VHF Radio operators licence (required to be a member of the Urban Truant RIB Club).
Remember, during your onboarding session, we will cover the local cruising grounds. We’ll ask about the sorts of trips you’d like to make and can make recommendations. However, please note that the RIBs shouldn’t be beached and you should always be aware of your tidal heights and local weather conditions.
If a Member wishes to cancel a booked charter less than fourteen days before the commencement of the charter, the charter fee will be forfeited. However, Urban Truant will release the booking and if this charter slot is subsequently booked by another Member the charter fee will be returned less a £25.00 administration fee.
- 10 minutes to Cowes Town Quay
- 15 minutes to Newtown Creek
- 35 minutes to the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour
- 40 minutes to The Hut, Colwel Bay
- 40 minutes up the river to Lymington Town Quay
Or, explore the upper reaches of the River Hamble, or the Beaulieu River. Perhaps anchor off Osborne Bay for lunch. As a member of the Urban Truant RIB Club the Solent is your playground!
And don’t forget that the Solent mud can be pretty mucky! A pair of gloves is useful to keep your hands clean when pulling the anchor back up, and we’d appreciate it if you could hose down any mud when you return the boat.
An evening session runs from 5:30pm - 9:00pm - £75.00 (normally 5:00pm to 9:00pm) The extra half an hour has been added so that we can clean the RIB before a new club member begins an evening charter during COVID-19 regulations.
Both session can be booked together.