Day out on a Humber Ribs

Boat Builder Spotlight

Humber RIBs

Since the family-run company was established more than 50 years ago, Humber RIBs has produced over 12,000 units, which have been supplied to a varied client base including leisure, commercial, professional and dive operations around the globe.

Humber Ribs logo

Company founder, Frank Roffee, has been at the forefront of the RIB world and was one of the first to design, develop and produce the rigid inflatable boat. 

Humber RIBs indoor showroom
Humber RIB's indoor workshop

Over the last 50 years, the Humber name and reputation has gone from strength to strength as it has demonstrated continuous development and innovation and, as such, has contributed largely to the popularity and demand of the modern RIB.

Humber has worked with Suzuki over the past decade and has built a solid working relationship that has seen joint collaborations on many projects including the GORE-TEX Arctic challenge and more recently providing Monty Halls with his new craft.

Humber has worked on several specialist projects and has had countless landmarks and firsts throughout the last 50 years, including:

  • The first SOLAS-approved RIB
  • The first RIB to transverse the Atlantic
  • The first underwater deployment research RIB
  • The first production of 10m commercial RIB
  • The first RIB to have undergone shock mitigation testing on the hull design

Humber currently employs approximately 40 staff in Hull City Centre – all of whom share the company ethos to build high quality designs with solid construction techniques.

Outdoor Humber RIB's display
Outside Humber RIBs workshop

Humber RIBs
99 Wincolmlee
Telephone: +44 (0)1482 226100
Fax: +44 (0)1482 215884

 What consitutes a 'good boat'?
Quality, performance and a very reliable engine.
– Founder of Humber RIBs, Frank Roffee