Free and effective guide from Boat Register team at this weekend's RIBEX show in Cowes IOW

Boat Register will be offering free security check-ups at this year’s RIBEX show from 9th to 11th May at Cowes Yacht Haven on the Isle of Wight to highlight the fact that Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) are amongst the most likely craft to be stolen from UK waters.

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“RIBEX is the world’s only dedicated RIB show,” says Piers Covill of Boat Register. “The latest security packages can ensure peace-of-mind for the same price as two stops at the re-fuelling berth. However, a number of simple, practical and reasonably inexpensive measures can deter thieves and aid the police in recovering the vessel and reuniting it with its rightful owner.”

Boat Register is a free on-line registration service. Serial numbers, bills and even photographs can be logged by any boat owner to prove ownership and aid future identification. To complement the system Boat Register also offers optional hidden electronic tags (similar to pet chipping schemes), and a waterproof, self-powered tracking device that alerts you if your boat is being moved.