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Wavebreaks endure rugged treatment without compromising performance or safety

Wavebreak 11m Cruiser - outfitted to chase the big fish!Manufactured in Nelson, New Zealand, the superior Wavebreak endures rugged treatment without compromising performance or safety. Our RIBs are specifically designed to provide maximum room, comfort and safety to all kinds of users in all kinds of conditions.

Each Wavebreak is custom-built and handcrafted to extremely high standards. And because we are precision engineers as well as boat builders, we can design, manufacture and install components necessary to your work and/or pleasure.

We enjoy working closely with our customers to custom-build their craft to suit specific needs. Give us a call or send an email today!


Designed and built in New Zealand since 1996

3.0M Wavebreak Rower (row or power with an outboard!)Wavebreak rigid inflatables are designed, custom built, sold & serviced directly by GP Engineering of Nelson, New Zealand. We strive to exceed expectations, and being absolutely accessible to customers is key to our success.

Our flexibility in the construction process ensures that your Wavebreak is outfitted exactly the way you want and need it.

We offer Wavebreaks from 3M Tenders to 11.5M Offshore Cruisers. All custom-built to suit your needs.


Recognized by Industry Leaders

Are You  Ready for a Wavebreak?
Thoughtful design, superior construction and outstanding features contributed to the Wavebreak being recognized with awards and accolades.

Most rewarding of all are the word-of-mouth referrals from our customers to their friends and acquaintances!


Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) Compliant

Wavebreak SportBuilt to very strict standards, the Wavebreak's superiority is proven: Survey testing proved the Wavebreak remains stable when flooded, when deflated and when heavily-loaded.

Build Certification is available for commercial operations.

You can rely on a Wavebreak!


Custom-built to satisfy your specific needs

Wavebreaks are not mass-produced.  They are set-up to suit YOUR needs.
Wavebreaks are handcrafted: each boat is custom-built to satisfy your specific needs. Our flexibility in the manufacturing process ensures your boat is outfitted the way you want it.


3.8M Bare (tiller-style) model with forward tote tank

And because we are precision engineers as well as boat builders, we can design, manufacture and install components necessary to your work and/or pleasure.


Wavebreaks = Superior Handling and Performance

Wavebreaks provide confident and inspiring rides!Wavebreaks plane at low speeds and handle sharp turns without slippage, providing a confident and inspiring ride even to the most inexperienced driver.


We place great emphasis on handling and performance!We place great emphasis on handling and performance - waterskiers and wakeboarders won't be disappointed either!


Maximum room, comfort and safety to all kinds of users in all kinds of conditions

Wavebreaks are designed to provide maximum room, comfort and safety for all users.NZ made Wavebreak rigid inflatables are perfect for all types of activities from fishing, hunting, recreational and commercial diving to search and rescue, fisheries and police operations.


Thoughtful layouts and spacious interiors

Uncluttered and spacious interiors make Wavebreaks ideal for a variety of uses!Uncluttered and spacious interiors make Wavebreaks ideal for use as yacht tenders, race-marshal and sailing club chase boats, transportation dinghies and water-taxis.


Wavebreaks withstand conditions other RIBs won't dare!

Wavebreaks withstand conditions other RIBs won't dare!All Wavebreak hulls are constructed with the highest certified 5083 marine-grade alloy available to withstand conditions that are destructive to fibreglass and plastic hulls which can chip, graze and crack against rocks and other hard surfaces.

Wavebreak RHIBs let you explore more areas that you wouldn't dare approach in less durable boats.


Wavebreak's superior dual-layer pontoon system is safer than single-layer systems

Wavebreak hulls are constructed with the highest certified 5083 marine-grade alloy.Our removable "dual-layer" pontoon system is another important safety aspect of the Wavebreak's design. Our RIBs feature heavy-duty inflatable butynol bladders encased and protected by superior rip-stop polymer-coated outer bags.

It takes practically an act of vandalism to puncture through the Wavebreak's protective outer bags and into its inner inflated bladders!


Heavy-Duty rip-stop outers protect the Wavebreak's inner inflatable bladders

Safety at sea is important - Wavebreaks are designed to handle rough conditions!In contrast to the Wavebreak's superior dual-layer pontoon system, Hypalon pontoons (and some PVC pontoons) are typically single layer systems which means the inflated bladder comprises the whole pontoon. There is no outer protection with single-layer pontoon systems, making the bladders susceptible to pinholes and punctures.

As soon as a Hypalon pontoon is pin-holed or punctured, it begins to deflate. In the case of pinholes, the pontoon may deflate slowly enough to just be a nuisance - the dangerous risk is a puncture which causes immediate deflation.


Wavebreak's dual layer pontoon system provides an extra measure of protection

Wavebreaks are constructed to withstand harsh marine environments and are certified under Maritime NZ's Safe Ship Management Program (MSA-approved.)Wavebreaks feature heavy-duty inflatable butynol bladders encased and protected by superior rip-stop, polymer-coated outer bags. This "Dual-Layer" pontoon system provides an extra measure of protection against pinholes, tears and punctures.


Removable pontoons = quick, easy and inexpensive repairs and maintenance


Most Hypalon single-layer pontoons are glued to the hull and therefore are difficult to remove and expensive to replace!

In contrast, the Wavebreak's dual-layer outer bags and inner bladders are completely removable - there is no need to ship the entire boat away for simple pontoon repairs or replacement.

Most repairs to the Wavebreak's pontoons can be made quickly and easily - right where you happen to be!


Wavebreaks remain fully operational even with deflated bladders!

The Wavebreak's high sides contribute to its superior freeboardSome rigid inflatable manufacturers rely solely on pontoons to comprise the boat sides. We don't compromise - our Wavebreak RIBs feature high marine-grade alloy sides, creating a "boat within a boat".

Because the Wavebreak has high sides it remains floating and more importantly, operational even with fully-deflated bladders!


High freeboard allows for heavy loads of passengers and gear

In addition, the alloy sides free-up internal floorspace and allow for 600mm high internal freeboard and extra safety.

Wavebreaks easily manage heavy loads of passengers and gear without taking on water or adversely affecting performance.


Wavebreaks provide confident and inspiring rides to even the most inexperienced drivers

Wavebreaks are engineered to plane at low speeds and handle sharp turns without slippage.Smooth-riding in the choppiest of waters, the Wavebreak is engineered to plane at low speeds and to handle sharp turns without slippage.

Its 19-degree deadrise hull enables the Wavebreak to slice through water, giving predicability in steering while reverse chines and planing strakes add stability and deflect water.


You can rely on a Wavebreak when challenging seas and conditions arise!

Wavebreaks have been officially tested to ensure compliance with MOSS requirements.Designed to provide optimal room and stability, the alloy-hulled Wavebreak endures rugged treatment without compromising rough water performance or safety.

Wavebreak RIBs are certified for commercial operation through NZ's Maritime Operator Safety System (formerly Maritime NZ's Safe Ship Management Program.)

Survey testing proved that the Wavebreak remains stable when flooded, when deflated and when heavily-loaded.


3M Tenders to 11.5M Offshore Cruisers

Wavebreaks are available in various lengths and models, from 3M Tenders to 11.5M Offshore Cruisers. Model types include open tiller-style, centre-console, sport, jet and outboard jet, semi- and fully-enclosed cabin.

Each and every Wavebreak can be completely customized to suit. We can even install twin set-ups!

Our power options include outboard motors (including Yamaha, Honda, Mercury, Tohatsu and Evinrude), Outboard Jet and traditional jet propulsion.

Complete turnkey packages including boat, motor and trailer are available.


Custom-built and outfitted to suit your specific needs

Wavebreak rigid inflatable boats are handcrafted to satisfy your needs!We offer a variety of seating options, fishing rod and dive tank holders, electronics, ski tows and engine protectors, integrated fuel tanks, windscreens and storage areas.

And because we are precision engineers as well as boat builders, we can design, manufacture and install components necessary to your work and/or pleasure.


Wavebreaks are the best designed and constructed RIBs in their class

Wavebreaks are available in  five different models:  bare, centre-console, sport, jet and outboard jet.Compare the Wavebreak with other brands - you are certain to draw the same conclusion.


Contact us today!

Wavebreak - It'll Take You PlacesContact us if you have questions or would like to schedule a test-ride. We are always happy to help and look forward to hearing from you!


Phone us at +64 (0)3 546-5065 or send us an Email: Click here

GP Engineering | Wavebreak RIBs | Jetboat Parts | Jetski Service & Parts | Jetski & Boat Trailers
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GP Engineering Ltd, 120 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)3 546 5065, Fax: +64 (0) 3 546 5068
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