We are the sole designers and manufacturers of the highly respected and stunning custom built Cobra Ribs.

At Cobra we have a range of custom RIB’s for sale and we are proud to offer the leading Cobra Rib design with its renowned Deep V Hull, in the world famous power boats Nautique range, or in classic Heavy Duty finish, offering a solution to all possible requirements.

All of our Cobra’s are bespoke to your individual needs and start at 6.2m right through to 9.7m in overall length. We have been a leading RIB manufacturer since 1988 and have established a good reputation and customer base across the UK and Europe.


We have been designing and manufacturing our own range of RIBs in the UK since 1988. Since then we have launched 5 different generation updates on our Nautique model range. We are constantly trying to improve our boats to make sure we stay at the forefront of the RIB market.

Cobra Ribs has defined the meaning of ‘Ultimate Family Adventure Rib’ since our generation one Nautique model range. We believe our customers’ needs are the most important factor of the design requirements, every aspect of each model generation has been well thought through, to give the user the best possible experience.


Our handcrafted build process is something we pride ourselves on, we have a strong belief that our boats are of much higher quality being hand-finished. We have stayed dedicated to creating handcrafted boats for over 30 years.

This is translated into our design process, we create full detailed design drawings to show how the boat will look and feel, before transferring this into CAD to be refined and tested for functionality. All of our boats are molded from a high precision 5-axis CNC machine, which works to a tolerance of +/- 0.005, meaning all of our boats are built to the exact design specification.

Our suspension helm seating has been specifically design so that all mechanisms are integrated to hide any unpleasant mechanics as well as protect them from the sea air. We are so pleased with this design we offer it as standard across the Nautique range.

We understand that all of our customers have different tastes and requirements for their boats, which is why we offer fully customisable boat colours, from tubes to upholstery. It is our passion to offer a personalised approach to our customers when selecting the finer details on the boat.

All of our boats go through a demanding quality control check list before leaving our factory in Christchurch (UK), we are very passionate about giving our customers the best possible finish, and we pride ourselves on our level of quality.


  • Steve Arkell
    Steve Arkell Managing Director
  • Josh Arkell
    Josh Arkell Sales Manager
  • Tom Arkell
    Tom Arkell Service & Aftersales Manager
  • Lee Allen
    Lee Allen Marketing Manager
  • Russell Gulliver
    Russell Gulliver Production Manager
  • Stuart Osborne
    Stuart Osborne Non-Executive Director
  • Arran McKeon
    Arran McKeon Design Manager
  • Ian Pearce
    Ian Pearce Design Team

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