Introducing the revolutionary RIB BOARDERTM. The device is a ladder system designed to aid the difficult
process of getting out of the water and into a Rigid Hulled inflatable boat (RIB). Originally conceived as a way
to help divers gain entry onto a RIB, it has evolved to become the worlds first universal RIB Ladder System.
The RIB BOARDERTM is made of Marine
Grade Stainless Steel - Light yet sturdy. It
requires no maintenance and can be stowed
away without taking up any deck-space!
For RIB's with common "A" frame types, no
drilling or welded brackets are required.
For RIB's with no "A" frame, the RIB
BoarderTM can be mounted from a transom
In almost all cases the ladder can be
mounted on either the port or starboard side
of the boat thus avoiding the propeller at the
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Easy, Universal Fitting to most “A” Frames
Marine Grade Stainless Steel Construction
Easy, Unaided Access from Water to Boat
Light, Strong and Convenient
Port or Starboard Mounting
Transom Fixing Option
The Ladder has several unique features. The design is based around a
bi-folding ladder with a suspended jib.
The suspended jib design means that the
ladder avoids potentially damaging
contact with a boats inflatable tubes.
With a simple adaptable mounting, that
incorporates a quick release fixing
mechanism, it means that no tools are
required to quickly deploy or stow the
The ladder is easy to use for people with
certain disabilities who could not normally
get back into a RIB from the water without
the help from others. UK diver Roger Becket
who has had his left leg amputated above
the knee, gained entry to the boat unaided.
(See the Gallery page)
Similarly, even people with only one good hand can gain entry without the
assistance of others. In both cases not having to remove fins!
The upper body strength required to gain access to a RIB from the water
is also greatly reduced.
The open tread design enables persons wearing fins to
get into the boat without the hassle of having to remove
them in the water.