Gemini Adventures

Established in 1979, based in Cape Town, South Africa, Gemini Marine has designed and manufactured the most comprehensive range of RIBs and inflatable boats for many of the world’s rescue, military and patrol entities for over 35 years.

All our boats have been arduously tested on some of the most treacherous coastlines and sea conditions in the world. The Gemini Technical, Development and Quality Team work in partnership with clients on a wide variety of rescue, military and law enforcement projects. Our client consultancy and progressive innovations ensure that we consistently meet the needs of our customers to master the challenges of an ever changing global market.

Ascending the Nile

America’s Cup

Red Bull Flugtag

Ascending the Nile

The origin of the world’s longest river has fascinated explorers for centuries. But could three British explorers in modified Gemini Ribs succeed where Livingstone and Stanley failed?

“One Net One Life”

How Gemini Boats helped the Kingsley Holgate Foundation get Mosquitos nets to the remotest corners of Africa

Holgate has founded the ‘Kingsley Holgate Foundation’ which aims to “save and improve lives through adventure” through “humanitarian expeditions that make a difference”.

This has been the focus of his more recent expeditions such as the ‘Africa Rainbow Expedition’ and ‘The Outside Edge Expedition’. This aim has been implemented through programmes such as the ‘One Net, One Life’ campaign which aims to give out thousands of mosquito nets to help prevent malaria simply and cheaply.


Surf Sahara Adventures

If big wave surfing, marine life or photography is your thing, look no further.

This Gemini 850 is the perfect and safe platform, used by some of the world’s best marine and surf photographers in some of the most testing sea conditions.

Great White Shark Release

In the words used in the Speilberg film, Jaws: “You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat” or you could just use a Gemini Rib. When the rest of the boating world are trying to keep the sharks out of their boats. These brave Gemini owners put a 16ft Juvenile Great White Shark into the rib, to release it into the Southern Ocean.

Eco Adventures & Whale Watching

Used around the world in Eco Tourism, this Gemini 780 travels the world ocean monitoring and photographing some of the world’s largest mammals. Some great shots here of the Gemini getting close to migratory whale in the Southern Ocean.

Space X – Supporting the Ultimate Adventure

As seen in the photo, the Gemini WR 880 was the Rib of choice with Elon Musk’s Space X. The Geminis were designed, built and equipped to recover Astronauts from their capsules as the landed back down to Earth.


1700km by Land & 1200nm by Sea!

Tender Rental is a super yacht support and tender business in St Marten. With a contract to support the Maxi 72 “Proteus” for the Med racing circuit. In an epic journey they shipped their custom Gemini 7.8m RIB to the South of France where they picked up a 6-wheel Land Rover Defender and started the 1700km journey via land to Corfu Greece.

Then by water they then headed to the Italian Coast, Barcelona, Palma, Mahon, Sardinia…a total of over 1200nm! With the longest passage between Mahon and Sardinia being 350nm non-stop and solo!

No Mean feat in any boat, the Gemini faired very well, dealing with testing conditions and a tight timeline, a tribute to the quality and reliability of the Gemini brand.

Red Bull Flugtag

If man was supposed to fly, he would have been born with wings! At least they have a Gemini to rescue
We all know Geminis great reputation as a rescue rib, in in current operation with Search and Rescue agencies across the globe, on occasion they are put to work in a more relax rescue environment, as the Rescue Rib of choice for the infamous RED BULL and the Flugtag

Eco Adventure Tours

Photos of budding adventures and thrill seekers taking to the water, exploring watery corners of our globe, from Norwegian Fjords and the Caribbean Sea to Africa’s Cape and Europe’s cities

Gemini on the race course at the America’s Cup, Bermuda!

For those sailing enthusiasts who watched the latest Americas Cup in Bermuda, it would have been difficult to miss that the Rib of choice for the Race Marshals was a cabined Gemini modified and equipped for this unique and high profile roles.

It is not just the America Cup where you will find the support of Gemini Marine. Geminis are out most weeks supporting Regattas, Race Boats and yacht clubs around the globe acting as support boats, chase boats, safety boat, race marshals and training boats.

Seen below in the Etchell Worlds, Gemini offers a range of costs effective coaching and race officers boats proven and loved by sailing and yacht clubs around the globe.

Supporting the Route du Rhum

Geminis are out most weeks supporting Regattas, Race Boats and yacht clubs around the globe acting as support boats, chase boats, safety boat, race marshals and training boats. A small flotilla of Gemini travelled to France to see off the the Route du Rhum race. This transatlantic single-handed yacht race, which takes place every 4 years in November. The course is between Saint Malo, Brittany, France and Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Cape Town To Cairo with Africa’s “Most Travelled Man” Kingsley Holgate

GEMINI MARINE has supported Kingsley’s adventures since his first expedition when he followed the African rift from Cape Town to Cairo. Gemini provided customised expeditionary boats that were required. GEMINI did so with pride in the knowledge that they were supporting the excellent humanitarian contributions that the Holgate family and their crew were making to people in need. At the same time, who better than Kingsley Holgate to put our GEMINI boats to the ultimate test. Together with GEMINI and Yamaha the Holgates can now reach the unreachable and get in contact with the Africans in need on the smaller villages.

Superyacht Adventures – “Katherine”

If exploring the world in style and comfort is more your thing, how about Superyacht “Kathrine” supported by a Gemini WR 650 as her tender.

Modified and strengthen to be lifted on to the deck or towed behind the Super Yacht Katherine, this Gemini WR650 was also supplied with bespoke seating trim and tube finish to match her beautiful mothership.

More Superyacht Adventures – Damen Axe Bow “Game Changer”

If one Gemini is not enough for your Superyacht, check out the Super Yacht “Game Changer” fitted with Gemini WR880 and WR730!

Both ribs were modified to allow easy interoperability with the impressive Damen Axe bow, as well as being fitted with additional seating to carry up to 12 guests.

Global Adventure onboard Sea Shepherd – Do we need to say more!

With a fleet of vessels adventuring the world oceans, whilst fighting good causes the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is a non-profit, marine conservation organization based in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington, in the United States.

Their vessels use direct action tactics and information campaigns to protect marine life and inform the public of their plight. A recent addition to their small fleet includes a Gemini WR880 pictured below.


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