Jcraft News and 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!


Finally some glorious weather to accompany the start of spring here in the UK. James is out and about on repairs throughout West Sussex and Hampshire. Call him on 07786541121 to book your boat in the diary and get back out on the water.

Happy Holidays from all of us!

Jcraft have been featured in this Julys months reviews with Powerboat and RIB magazine. The 4m model came under scrutiny on test in the Solent and we are very pleased with the verdict! On Sale now.

Jcraft 4m review

FOR SALE Jcraft 4m 2013 ex demo RIB. Rigged with an Evinrude etec 30hp less than 5 hrs and with 11 months warranty on the engine. Priced to sell at £7500.00 Ex Vat View our 4m page for images. Demos or viewings welcome. 07786541121
Spring is here and Jamie has been out on the water himself having a bit of fun on our 4m model before the work schedule fills to bursting and he disappears in the workshop not to be seen again until October! View the new 4M in action here
Jcraft would like to wish all you all a very Happy New Year! Best Regards Jamie & Laura   
The fitting of a new set of tubes to a RIB is a cost effective way to bring your RIB back to its best. Out of season is the ideal time to book in with us for repair and maintenance work such as this and along with our highly competitive pricing we provide a two stage payment option.  Unsure about a retube? Ring Jamie on 07786541121 or click on the link to get an idea of our costs and what we include in our retube service.  

The UK weather is drawing in and many boats are coming out of the water making it a great time to book in for essential maintenance work. During September and October we are offering 15% off our inhouse and mobile jetwash service - let us do the hardwork and rid your hull and boat from this seasons weed and salt. To book in call 07786541121 or email


New for our repair customers is an out of hours drop off / collection service for dinghies. Simply phone us on 07786541121 to book it in we will then text you your unique lock combination number for our secure lock ups located outside our workshop then simply drop off your dinghy any hour to suit you and we will quote on your repair or take it in for service. Simple and convenient!
Barclays Pingit is an app available on any smartphone. It allows an instant transfer of funds to pay for goods and services using only your mobile number. You don't have to have a Barclays account, it is quick and easy to set up and best of all there is no service charge. Jcraft have now added this fast and simple payment method to the range of services we offer. Download or take a look at the Pingit app
Barclays Pingit
The Jubilee month has brought out the best of the British spirit that has also been useful for dealing with the changeable and unpredictable weather!  For moored boats bilge pumps are being put to the test. If yours isn't performing as it should maybe its time for an upgrade or maintenance work. Call us on 07786541121 for options and prices

Spring Offer

Book in for a RIB valet during the month of May and receive 10% off the total cost.

Visit our repair services page for details of our valet packages.

The great weather has seen a rush of boats into the workshop Jamie is steadily working his way through them and we are now taking repair bookings for the beginning of MAY so avoid disappointment and grab some of the workshop diary space quickly and get your boat and yourself back out on the water!
New for 2012 View our listings on ebay!

We wish you a Happy New Year and much luck for 2012.

Best Wishes, The team @ Jcraft

Whether you love it, hate it or have never heard of it Facebook is a quick, easy and free online tool that can keep people up to speed on a company or industry and is a good alternative for those who don't like to subscribe to mailing lists. We certainly aim to make our Jcraft page useful and we work to keep members up to date on not just us but marine industry news, events and products. We have just had our 300th member 'like us' and would like to extend a welcome to you as well. Click here to visit our page and see what you think.   


This month Jcraft are dropping 10% off the cost of some of our most popular boat maintenance services; tube top reinforcement patches, lifeline/holder replacements and our boat valet packages. Reward your RIB for its hard work this summer and maintain its performance and safety. Book in with Jamie on 07786541121 by the end of November to take advantage of this offer.        

Record breaking temperatures in the UK has extended the boating season and many are still off out to play, cruise, fish or grab some speed out on the water enjoy yourself and take care! We are very busy in the workshop on repairs and boat services and are now booking in jobs for mid November onwards if you are thinking about future work please phone Jamie 07786541121 to book in your work and avoid disappointment. Build boat times are approx 6 - 10 wks so if you are looking for a spring 2012 purchase this is also a good time to get in touch for a bespoke quotation on one of our models and work out what your optional 3 stage payment plan would be! (5m+ boats only, T&C apply)


The last of the summer days are upon us as usual we are on hand to keep you on the water until the end with our inhouse or mobile quick turnaround repair service. Call Jamie on 07786541121 for quotes or to book your boat in. We are also starting to plan for the 2012 season- new for us will be the 3 stage payment plan option for new builds 5m+. Enquire now for more details!

This August we are offering a whopping 10% off the cost of a retube on ANY make of boats 5m+. Retubes are often overlooked as being all you may need to do to rejuvenate your boat to new or make it seaworthy again additionally it will save you the trawling through the second hand market. Download our 2011 price list and see how much you could save.

Not ready for a retube yet? Book in with us by the end of August and we will honour the discount up until Dec 31st 2011.

The glorious weather continues and many are on the water. Jcraft have had a number of emergency repairs both mobile and inhouse and we relish the challenge and pressure!

Our comittment to a superb quality of repair a quick turnaround and an honest total repair invoice has helped minimise inconveneience to many business operations and holiday plans already this year.

For all your emergency boat repairs and quotations store Jamies number in your phone 07786541121.

For Sale... one of our 6.8ms £19995.00.... call or email for a viewing.....

Features: Bow eye + two aft towing eyes, Self bailer with automatic bilge pump, Wter resistant under deck storage, Non-slip raised/ molded water resistant bow locker + tie-down points and cleat. Teak effect deck, Under deck trunking, 200ltr under deck fuel tank with sender gauge and shut off valve. Life lines, six handles, bow fairlead. Tube top reinforcement. Heavy duty rubbing strake. 5 chambered Hypalon tubes.

Flush fit filler/ breather, Non slip foot rest, Speaker recesses, Lockable forward storage, Carbon effect dash, Water resistant lockable glove box with 12v socket, Two s/s grab rails, Offshore compass, CD radio, Navman fishfinder +plotter DSC/VHF

Spring clean, protect the boat and increase fuel economy with a new antifoul. This April we are offering 10% off the cost of our pressure wash, sand and 2 coat antifoul package service. With package prices starting at £180.00 for boats up to 7.5m. Phone Jamie to book your boat in by the end of the month and claim your discount. 
Spring has sprung in the UK and the covers are being pulled off boats. If you haven't done so already the boat and trailer should be checked over before heading back into the water... View our prelaunch boat and equipment checks section on our facebook page where you can also find other handy guides such as how to find and assess leaks. As usual you can call us for free impartial advice and quotations. We wish you an enjoyable return to the water!

If your boat is starting to look a little worse for wear you may be thinking of trading in or buying a new RIB but there is a third option - a retube. This may be all you need to give the boat a new lease of life and save your wallet from a hammering.
We specialise in retubes and for the month of February are offering a 5% discount off the cost of any retube PLUS we are giving away a free DIY repair kit and tube cleaner on all orders. Simply take a look at our retube costs and details then call us to book your boat in.

2011 is looking to be an exciting year for Jcraft we are launching a new chandlery section on the website where you will be able to source RIB accessories, products, dinghies and more. Products will be updated and added regularly with the choice of delivery or collection from our base in West Sussex we hope this feature will be useful and convenient for our exisiting and new customers.              

UK VAT is rising in January to 20%. Since outboards dealers raised retail and trade prices a whopping three times in 2010 its another blow to RIB enthusiasts. At Jcraft we aren't convinced about retailers 'freezing VAT' on their products so we aren't offering you a price freeze instead our promise this Winter 2010 and Spring 2011 is that we will better any quotation on any same spec boat and so savings here could be from hundreds to thousands of pounds. Enquire today and receive expert advice and a free custom quotation for your 2011 RIB     

Autumn is here along with the weather... For those calling it a day and tucking the boat into storage drop your craft into us for a well deserved clean up and service and for the weatherproof ones still going strong have fun and stay safe!
The great weather has kept us very busy this summer and we have been recording all the hard work! Our build photo gallery is finished and for anyone interested in boat repair and build processes it will be of interest. Click here to be taken the gallery Join our mailing list to receive our new website page updates and additions
The summer is starting to hot up and Jcraft are joining in the fun on the water with a demo weekend from Sparkes Marina Hayling Island July 17th and 18th. Call or email to register your interest... Look forward to seeing you!
After a long winter we are finally back on the water and raring to go! Why not take a look at our facebook page where we've created a prelaunch checklist for your craft. Enjoy the season!
Models now confirmed for show and demo at the Sports Boat and RIB show in May are the new 4m and the Jcraft 680.

Jcraft have joined Facebook! our page will be a repository for all things related to RIBS and ribbing.   Members can enjoy the current issues, videos, events, interesting links and general info we will be regularly adding. Click the link below to visit the new page.

For the 2010 season Jcraft will be offering turnkey packages on their model range. price list and details. Responding to demand in addition to custom builds Jcraft can now offer package deals on their new 4m model the Jcraft 580, 680 and 750

Jcraft will demo at both the Powertech marine open weekend in March and the Sports Boat and RIB show May 2010

Jcraft are on target to launch a new 4m model onto the market for the 2010 season. Responding to demand the 4m will be for both leisure and commercial use and will be the 5th model designed and built by Jamie Dobson

Jcraft showcase their 290 RIB rigged with the latest Evinrude etec 30hp reaching in excess of 42mph the tender performed brilliantly. Watch the video »

Jcrafts 6.8m and 2.9m models on the water for demonstration at Powertech Marine Open weekend 14th -15th March, Hayling Island, Hampshire. Find out more »

Jcraft relocate to Sidlesham, West Sussex and excitedly expand their range of services to offer boat storage. Why not pop in for a visit and look around, we'll get the tea and biscuits ready.....

Sports Boat & RIB magazine publish their independent review of the Jcraft 580 and 680 models. Read the Sports Boat review here (PDF format) »

Public demo weekend held at Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth displaying both the 5.8m and 6.8m models on the water.

Jcraft premier at the Southampton International Boat Show with the Jcraft 580 and the unique Jcraft 290 on show

Demo weekend run from Sparkes Marina, Hayling Island, Hampshire.

A return to Beaulieu boat world sees Jcraft exhibiting both their 2.9m and 6.8m models.

Jcraft have extended repair and maintenance services and now offer a tube supply and retube service and deep clean boat valets...

The popular 6.8m model is showcased at the Portsmouth boat show held at Gunwharf Quays

The 2.9m fast tender has its first showing at Beaulieu Boat world

Jcraft launch their British built and designed RIBs onto the market.

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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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