Assault Boats, based in East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand build a range of high-quality Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RIB’s) to suit the needs of recreational, commercial and military applications.
Our RIB’s, combine world-renowned Gemini hulls with high-quality New Zealand designed and built custom cabins.
The rounded deep ‘V’ shaped Gemini hulls offer great performance, comfort and excellent handling at top speeds, especially in heavy seas. They are built using the latest technology and techniques, ensuring exceptional quality and reliability.
All of our hulls have been arduously tested on some of the most treacherous coastlines and sea conditions in the world. The Gemini technical, development and quality team’s work in partnership with clients on a wide variety of rescue, military and law enforcement projects including the Royal New Zealand Navy, United Nations, Australian Defense Force, Olympic Security, Australian Federal Police, Australian Special Emergency Services, NSW Water Police, and Singapore Special Forces. These organizations all recognize the resilience, reliability and durability of Gemini hulls in even the most extreme and dangerous operations.
Rigid Hull Inflatable Models
The Ultimate RIB! Our ‘In-Production’ Assault 9 Pursuit and the All new Assault 11 Pursuit.
ASSAULT 9 PURSUIT
At 9.00m long and 2.92m wide the all-new Assault 9 Pursuit sports uncompromising design, build quality and sea-keeping ability.
The sleek and streamlined fibreglass hardtop is sure to turn heads and provides protection and paramount comfort to passengers. On the water, these deep-V RIBs are unsurpassed for soft ride, dryness, safe predictable handling and that feeling of invincibility.
ASSAULT 11 PURSUIT
Known as ‘the Beast’, the Assault 11 Pursuit is simply unbelievable. This large, versatile and extremely powerful boat is designed and built to thrive in the harshest conditions.
This RIB’s space, sea-keeping comfort and long range capability make it ideal for offshore rescue, military, commercial, or the serious high-end leisure user. Rated for up to 22 passengers and up to 600hp, the Assault 11 Pursuit is the ultimate RIB!
Check out some pictures of the recently launched Assault 11 Pursuit during its first day on Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour.
Why Buy a RIB?
Traditionally, larger rigid hull inflatable craft (RIB/RHIB) have been almost exclusively reserved for patrol, dive and rescue use, due to their somewhat industrial look and layout.
Such operators favour RIB’s due to a number of beneficial characteristics that can make for an enjoyable, safe and comfortable day or weekend on the water for recreational boaties as well.
The presence of tubes/pontoons make these craft exceptionally stable, meaning diving, fishing and watersports are both safe and practical.
RIB’s also boast an extremely large load carrying capacity and sport a far greater deadrise angle than conventional monohulls, meaning great rough water performance for those occasions when the weather catches you unexpectedly.
For the novice, large diameter tubes also provide great protection when coming alongside other craft or when docking, meaning no more expensive gel coat scratches or dents.