Thames Survey

Thames Rib Charter have significant experience of Survey operations both on the tidal Thames and within the docks. Our Ribs are dry and stable; we have a wide choice of Ribs to suit the survey work planned, the duration of the project, and the budget available.


Please talk to us to work out the ideal specification for the Rib required. Although we do have low air draft open Ribs, more typically we operate Cabin Ribs for survey work. For economy we have small commercial Cabin Ribs with secure heated wheel houses fitted with surfacing for electronics racks and instrumentation.

Large Ribs

Our larger Ribs have many features suited to survey work including an under deck matrix allowing frames and towers to be quickly and easily secured to the superstructure of the boat. Crew facilities are excellent with galley, heads and power shower. Passenger seating is removed as required and survey benches fitted for equipment. We have ‘clean power’ generators and extensive power circuits.


With stringent servicing, an extensive PMS (planned Maintenance System) and a full annual refit for every boat on fleet, Thames Rib Charter have earned a reputation for operating first class boats. If things do go wrong, we move very quickly to fix the problem or replace the vessel minimising any interruption to the work programme. We are ISO 9001 accredited.

Thames Tideway

With construction of the Thames Tideway underway, our boats can be mobilised within hours if required, and can be ready to provide; Diving Support, Safety Cover, Patrol and Guard Duties as well as Survey.

Commercial Rib Charter

Thames Rib Charter is a trading division of Solent Rib Charters Ltd who also operate a Commercial Rib Charter trading division. Please follow this link for the dedicated Commercial Rib Charter website.