Company Background

Based in West Sussex Jcraft was founded in 2005 by boatbuilder and designer Jamie Dobson an industry professional with a lifelong love of the water and boating.

Starting in the marine industry as a 17 year old apprentice Jamies successful and consistJamie Dobson Jcraft Ltdent career began in 1993 where he rose swiftly up the ranks firstly building the BWM and Tohatsus RIBs then moving to become the head of workshop and sole builder of the old UK built Ballistic RIBs. In 2005 combining these skills and experience he ventured to design a RIB of his own vision and rented a small workshop in Portsmouth and so began Jcraft. Success here saw Jcraft move to West Sussex in 2008 and we continue to grow our range of services and products. Every season we build on reputation and reccomendation and we hope 2014 will be no exception to this!

Jcraft Concept
Hands on experience from actively building Rigid Inflatables from start to finish, repairing and working on a variety of craft and through his work sea trialing RIBs from various manufacturers has provided an unparalleled knowledge as to what makes for a superior boat in terms of the quality of build design features and handling capabilities. The Jcraft range combines both Jamies professional and personal experience into the build and design of its models and uses an original build concept of a solid and powerful commercial build hull finished with contemporary features. Our RIBs stand amongst the best in originality and quality of build, practicality of use influences design features and fit out. We enjoy bespoke tailoring and so an added extra we provide as standard is for customers to customise their RIB to suit personal style or reflect corporate identity through a choice of hull, tube and upholstery colours.


Jcraft Sidlesham Workshop

JCraft News & Events

Here our our three Winter top tips.

Store and cover dinghys well to avoid finding rodent holes in the spring!

Winterise your engine!

Don't leave it until spring to get your repairs done!


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