Meet The Team


James B
Managing Director
James has been one of the fundamental players that has grown Ribeye into what it is known for today. James’ strategic vision has taken Ribeye from a UK pleasure boat company, to a global leader in the design and manufacture of luxury leisure RIBs and superyacht tenders. Having spent 15 years in London working in IT, James has combined his experience with his love for luxury craft.
Ella Chivers Ribeye
Marketing Director
Ella grew up in Dartmouth and was aboard the ceremonial launch of the first ever Ribeye in 1998. Eldest daughter of founder Charles Chivers, her eye for detail and finish is ingrained in Ribeye’s DNA. Following a Business Degree at Bath University and 10 year career in London, Ella’s branding strategy has gone against the grain in what was a cottage industry making the Ribeye brand and product range stand out and be seen around the world.
Danny Chivers Operation Manager at Ribeye
Operations Manager
Twin brother to Ross (Sales Manager), Danny has been working hard and playing even harder on Ribeyes his entire life. His first ever part time job as a young boy was to prepare every detail on Ribeyes prior to handovers as well as conducting a shake down water test to ensure the boat is working correctly. Now heading up the Operations arm of the company and managing a large team, his intrinsic knowledge of all areas of the business is fundamental to Ribeye’s industry leading service and delivery.
Sales Manager
Like his Brother, Ross has be involved with Ribeye for his entire life. He has spent more hours boating in a Ribeye than anyone else in the world. Due to this he works closely with the design team to continuously refine the Ribeyes into what he calls ‘ultimate leisure boats’. In 2017 Ross founded BOAT TV RIBEYE, an online TV show VLOG which documents the day to day adventures and the nuts and bolts of Ribeye Boats.
Boat Designer
Experienced Superyacht Tender designer & Coventry Uni graduate with a passion for classic cars and colourful trousers! Responsible for all your custom renders as well as developing new production boats and custom projects.
Mandy Office Manager at Ribeye
Office Manager
Originally from the Midlands, Mandy has settled in the West Country to live by the sea. Fantastic with numbers and knows all about everything that is going on at Ribeye. If in doubt, ask Mandy!
Accounts Executive
A numbers bod.
Finance Manager
Beth is a Chartered Accountant and gives management clarity on a family business that has grown very organically!
Henry is a design student and is working on exciting new concepts for 2018!
Charles Admin Dog at Ribeye
Team leader and motivator. Always wagging.

Infusion Technicians

Rudie Garton Production Manager at Ribeye
Production Manager
Rudie is from a family of boat builders and he has grown up in the industry. Through training & hard work he now runs a professional and highly qualified team.
Dom Apprentice at Ribeye
Our very capable apprentice who is becoming very competent in composite integration.
Duane Infusion Technician at Ribeye
Infusion Technician
Duane has garnered huge amounts of knowledge & technical ability from working at Princess in early years. He has brought big boat technology to Ribeye which enables our flawless finish.
Jake Infusion Technician at Ribeye
Infusion Technician
Jake is renowned at Ribeye for a flawless finish - he is like an artist with fibreglass.
Trevor Infusion Technician
Infusion Technician
Trevor uses his Princess experience and mechanical mind to engineer our bespoke products. He has a relentless work attitude which is required!
Ryan Infusion Technician at Ribeye
Infusion Technician
A new asset the Ribeye team - we hear he has a love for monkey bikes!
Ribeye Boats
Infusion Technician

Rigging Technicians

James T Rigging Technician
James T
Rigging Technician
James has been at Ribeye for over 10 years and has evolved with Ribeye through the years. He gives fantastic feedback to enable Ribeye's development and is now our most experienced rigger in the team.
Harley Rigging Technician at Ribeye
Rigging Technician
Harley is a tube specialist by trade. He also runs the rigging of all of our PRIME boats - he is the ultimate perfectionist and has a very creative mind.
Mitch Rigging Assistant at Ribeye
Rigging Assistant
Our youngest member of the team, Mitch works quickly and nimbly. He isn’t bad at helming Ribeyes either and is often (if reluctantly) used as our poster boy when required.
Rigging Technician
An electrician by trade, Shane has brought a professional approach to the rigging team coupled with bucket loads of positivity.
Ribeye Boats
Rigging Technician

Training & Handover Crew

Martin Training and Handovers at Ribeye
Training & Handovers
Martin is meticulous which is handy when he performs a handover as there is no stone unturned! If you are lucky he might tell you about his F1 days!
Ribeye Powerboat School & Handovers
Mat has spent more hours on the water than the rest of Ribeye put together - he has crossed all the major oceans in all sea experiences. He knows his stuff!

Meet The Team