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the cobra story

Cobra Ribs was founded in 1988 and has remained an independent family business ever since.  The company's extraordinary approach to craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail is equalled only by the passion and dedication of the people who design and build these exceptional boats.  The unique relationship between those who create Cobra Ribs and those who experience the adventure of driving them has helped to create a unique and compelling brand that invites power boat enthusiasts from across the globe to 'join the adventure'. 

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heritage

The evolution of Cobra Ribs has spanned more than 30 years and we remain the sole designer and manufacturer of the now highly respected Cobra Ribs product.  We are proud of our heritage - from humble beginnings in 1988 to the producer of the now world-renowned Deep V Hulled Nautique power boat range.  Since our beginning, we have launched 5 generations of the Nautique model which today remains at the forefront of the RIB market and has become synonymous globally with the phrase the 'Ultimate Family Adventure RIB.  All of our Cobras are custom built in the UK using only the finest materials.

the build

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 moulded 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 designed 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 checklist 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.

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meet the team

Steve Arkell

Steve Arkell

Chairman

Joshua Arkell

Joshua Arkell

Managing Director

Lee Allen

Lee Allen

Operations Manager

Erics Edser

Eric Edser

UK Sales Manager

Erics Edser

Hans Borrias

European Sales Manager

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