Built to challenge the elements, GP Engineering's masterfully designed Wavebreak is the ultimate in alloy hull rigid inflatable boats (aka RHIBs or RIBs).
Smooth-riding in the choppiest of waters, the Wavebreak is engineered to plane at low speeds and to handle sharp turns without slippage.
Wavebreaks are easily launched from trailer, beach or riverside and are perfect for all types of activities from fishing and diving to water-skiing and hunting.
Wavebreak RIBs are renowned for their high-performance handling as well as passenger comfort and safety in rough weather and adverse conditions.
We take safety seriously. We know not all boating occurs in calm seas and ideal conditions which is why Wavebreaks are designed and built to exceed Maritime New Zealand's strict survey standards.
Survey testing proved the Wavebreak remains stable when flooded, when deflated and when heavily-loaded.
Build Survey Certification is available for those operating under Maritime NZ's Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) including border patrol, coastguard, rescue, research, police, tour, boat hire, charter fishing, hunting and diving, fisheries, harbour master and other commercial operators.
GP Engineering has been designing and manufacturing Wavebreak Rigid Inflatable Boats in Nelson, New Zealand since 1996.
Over the years we have perfected and incorporated innovative design features to exceed expectations. Recreational and commercial users agree Wavebreak RIBs deliver what is promised: our outboard models provide smooth dry rides in heavy seas and our jetboats allow fast navigation through rocky riverbeds.
Engineered to Perform and Built to Last, Wavebreak Rigid Inflatable Boats set the standard to which others aspire.
Wavebreak RHIBs range from 3.8 metre tenders to 11 metre fully-enclosed hardtops. Standard models include:
Wavebreak Rigid Inflatable Boats are available as standard, personalized from our extensive selection of options, or completely custom-built as one-off bespoke models.
Engineered to Perform and Built to Last Wavebreak Rigid Inflatable Boats are designed to ensure superior safety, performance, durability and comfort for all users.
Here are just a few of the Wavebreak's superior design features:
Built-to-Order, Wavebreaks are manufactured using only the finest marine-grade materials available. Our expertise in precision and marine engineering ensures superior-quality construction and allows for complete customization to address specific needs.
Though our standard models are ready for action we offer a wide variety of optional extras to make your boating even more pleasurable including:
Whether for recreational or commercial use your Wavebreak will be built to exceptional standards with safety at sea and superior performance in mind. Contact us today!
Frustrated by a market filled with hard-riding, cramped rigid inflatables, Grant Parkins of GP Engineering decided it was time to design and build a RIB that would satisfy the most discerning customer = himself.
An avid outdoor sportsman and highly-experienced marine engineer, Grant knew what features were vital to ensuring high-performance handling, passenger comfort and safety, room for diving, fishing and hunting gear, and flexible configuration to accommodate various activities.
In 1996 he launched his first hand-crafted alloy-hulled rigid inflatable boat and he named her, Wavebreak.
Wavebreak RIBs are designed and manufactured in New Zealand. Each and every boat (and trailer) is handcrafted by Grant Parkins in our Nelson workshop. This ensures superior-quality construction and allows for complete customization.
GP Engineering provides complete turn-key services, all the way from the build to the delivery of your Wavebreak, ensuring everything is done correctly to our exacting standards to suit your specific needs.
Our hands-on approach and easy accessibility enable customers to talk directly to us before, during and after construction and delivery to ensure complete satisfaction.
We listen to your needs to determine how to best meet your boating requirements. And we will exceed your expectations!
Don't hesitate to call or email to discuss how we can help you.