RIB manufacturer Island RIBs has announced a partnership with French distributor Naultilots Sarl.
The first RIB sold under the agreement was handed over to Nautilots representatives at the Yachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017.
Managing Director Alex Cottle said: “This is a very exciting development for us. We were delighted to be approached by Florent and his team. Our RIBs are perfectly suited to the difficult conditions off the Brittany coast and a partnership with such a well-established and respected distributor will open up the market for us.”
At their workshops in East Cowes, Island RIBs design, manufacture and assemble RIBs from 7.0m to 10m in length. The first boat to leave the workshops for France was an Island 7.5m powered by Suzuki DF250AP petrol outboard engine. The RIB made short work of the choppy seas, arriving in Cherbourg 3 hours 30 minutes after departing from the Boat Show.