The UK’s £46.1bn maritime sector was recognised on September 19th as the first Maritime UK Awards took place.  More than 400 of the UK industry key players attended.  The Maritime UK Awards were the first of their kind and aimed to celebrate businesses and organisations from the entire spectrum of the sector – from leisure to shipping, professional services to ports and engineering to advanced manufacturing.  It has already been announced that Plymouth will hold the 2020 event.

Ribeye Boats – Maritime UK Awards Business of the Year

At Monaco Yacht Show, Joanna Palmer spent time with Ross Chivers from Ribeye Boats who won Business of the Year for their performance superyacht tenders.  Since 1998 from humble beginnings in the beautiful seaside town of Dartmouth, Devon, Ribeye’s driving ambition has always been to manufacture the best leisure RIBs in the world. The legacy continues and Ribeye engineer the best handling hulls in the market and is inspired to build boats that are safe, dry and truly deliver for whatever their purpose. A Ribeye embodies capability and exemplifies performance, challenging individuals to go beyond what they thought was possible.  Calling on two generations of boat building and feedback from thousands of owners, Ribeye has combined advanced technologies and innovative styling to create what is regarded as the ultimate range of leisure craft.

(c) Ribeye Boats

(c) Ribeye Boats

Ross stated, “we are delighted to have won this award and to have been recognised for our innovation, quality and performance”.

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