City Cruises are to branch out into the high speed RIB market and are building there own Jet boat rather than outboard engines starting from this summer. The company are planning to use the V-Berth at Westminster Pier to run the high speed trips,priced at £35 per person.
More can be seen on the company website at http://www.thamesjet.com
This is however not the first time a jet rib has been used on the Thames. Flying Fish Tours operated mainly from Blackfriars & St Katherines pier with Flying Marlin (pictured below) priced at £29 however the company ceased trading and the vessel was sold.
Footage of the boat can be seen on youtube here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7YiFjjdAmM