A new UK RIB company who launched onto the scene at this year’s Southampton Boat Show, have reached an agreement with the organizers of the RIBEX Powerboat Show, to be the exclusive sponsor to the event’s associated music festival, RIBFEST. Skua RIBs MD Marcus Hill stated, “We are delighted to be so strongly associated with RIBFEST, the RIBEX Powerboat show’s very own music event. As it happens, we already have a great synergy with RIBEX title sponsor, Suzuki, thanks to the fact we work with them as our sole engine supplier for the luxury leisure RIBs we manufacturer. But sponsoring RIBFEST, which was such a success last year, is going to be the perfect platform for us to further raise the profile of our company, both within the region and on a national level”.

The waterside rock concert to be staged on the 13th and 14th of May at Cowes Yacht Haven, Isle of Wight, will feature not only two nights of fabulous music from top UK artists but also include an authentic Mediterranean styled, Paella Food Fest, to feed the hungry crowds within the live stage arena. RIBFEST 2011, therefore, promises to be a superb event that will further shine the spotlight on Cowes and its beautiful waterside event site.

RIBEX sponsors in the present and the future

Skua RIBS was one of the first companies that chose to sponsor a whole day of the show and that had a significant impact on the later years of the fest. Many others followed their example which resulted in much sponsorship that supported the show throughout the years. Many other companies took upon themselves to promote the show through sponsorships of specific events and whole days of the festival.