The design is suitable for multiple purposes, form transporting crew and small supplies to and from container ships to pilot-boat, survey vessel, coast guard and salvage and rescue work. The vacuum-injected composite hull is extremely stiff and is complemented with a dedicated sub frame to help protect her crew. She is also equipped with a flat, wide open deck with anti slip surface allowing you to embark or disembark safely from any point.

Ribbon Offshore

The Ribbon Offshore uses the same underwater body as the 45 SC, enabling great manoeuvrability and a high level of crew comfort even in rough seas. She also comes with a fully equipped helm and navigation cockpit amidships, leaving enough space for ten passengers in addition to the Skipper and co-pilot. In order to maximise comfort, the entire steering and passenger area is placed on shock absorbers, with a large storage area in the bow and a private toilet, large lockers and a serviceable seating area down below.

Powered by a pair of Cummins 600hp engines, controlled by the vector stick control system, the Offshore is capable of very tight turning circles and extremely fine control at close quarters. For more, visit Vripack.


Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.