The Boats

Phoenix and Cobra

Cobra and Phoenix are the two newest fast passenger boats operating from Cardiff Bay and the Bristol Channel, both 9m in length and custom built by Ribcraft. Ribcraft has gained an enviable reputation as the leading British builder of custom and production ribs, providing vessels for the police customs and coastguards around the world since the late eighties.

Cobra and Phoenix are licensed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for use up to 20 miles from a safe haven day and night (CAT 3 R) with two high powered Mercury Marine outboards providing reliable propulsion and the latest navigation equipment including GPS electronic charts.  Both boats are in constant communication with our shore team during our trips as well as each other and the coastguard at all times via VHF radio.

Cobra offers custom designed bench seating with moulded seats and hand rails while Phoenix provides individual jockey style seating with back supports and suitable handholds, ensuring total safety.

  • Ribcraft 9m commercial sea safari
  • Twin Mercury Marine outboards
  • GPS Chart Plotter navigation systems
  • Icom Marine VHF radios
  • I-Pod sound systems
  • 14 man life raft