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Boat Specification

The stylish WR880 is another new comer to the Gemini Waverider leisure range, this off shore RIB has been constructed without compromise to meet the high demands of the commercial world.

On the water, this stepped-volume mono-hull Wr880 RIB is unsurpassed for a smooth dry ride, and safe handling and exceptional seakeeping, keeping crew and passengers safe dry and comfortable.

The flexible deck layout can be adapted to meet the leisure customers’ functional needs with a capacity for up-to 18 eats or alternatively a large deck space to incorporate a full range of additional extras. A comprehensive choice of engine brands and models gives the customers options for their required performance and available budget.

Gemini;s 40 years of experience in designing, engineering and building Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats, inspires confidence in quality, dependability and capability. Gemini WR880 is in use with international commercial operators, Special Forces, Police and Rescue institutions worldwide all testing the WR880 to the limit.

The WR 880 is used extensively in almost every possible boating application worldwide due to its proven ability in rough conditions as well a larger versatile deck space and long range capability.

The WR 880 adheres to the rigorous requirements of government, rescue and commercial agencies around the world who expect the best in performance, safety and reliability.

The WR 880 comes with a large choice of engines, consoles, seating and on-board equipment and is also available with cabin or T-top to protection crew and passengers from the elements.


  • Hull Quality – Constructed from advanced composite materials; providing an exceptionally strong structure, and a damage and corrosion resistant craft.
  • Superior Seakeeping – Gemini’s stepped volume hull offers outstanding seakeeping, improved stability, and increased payload carrying capability, as well as being forgiving to operate.
  • Interoperability – Available with single or multipoint lifts designed for safe launch and recovery.
  • Proven – A hull design for superior seakeeping, payload carrying and reduced hull slamming supported by advanced shock mitigation seating ensures personnel remain fully capable throughout mission.
  • Reliable – Outboard or inboard engine options delivers improved reliability, superior shallow water capability (o/b) and exceptional maneuverability and control at low and high speed.
  • Mission Specific – Flexible platform design which can be adapted differing configuration, bespoke fit out and equipment fit.
  • Self-Righting – Designed to incorporate self-righting system
  • Compliance – Built to international recognised standard, and can be easily equipped and coded to meet local authority regulatory compliance.
  • Transportability – The WR880 is transportable by road on road trailer or flatbed truck, it can also fit in an ISO shipping container and can be made compatible for air transport.

Performance Data:

Approximate performance data with differing engine horse powers and configurations are available on request.

  • Engine Options – Single or Twin Install
  • Pertol Outboards: Mercury, Mariner, Suzuki, Evinrude, Yamaha.
  • Diesel Outboards: Cox Powertrain
  • Diesel Inboard: Available on Request
  • Inclusive of steering and fuel systems.


There are a number of differing configurations available, and general arrangement drawings are available on request. In addition custom configurations are available according to weight and balance.

Standard Equipment:

  • Hypalon sponson (Military Grade 1670Dtex)
  • 2 x Heavy duty shark fin rubbing strakes
  • Full length grab line
  • 7 x Inflation Valves
  • 7 x Over pressure release valves
  • Internally taped seams
  • 2 x Paddles
  • 2 x Stainless steel bow eyes
  • Anchor rope bow protection
  • Anchor locker
  • Aluminium keel protection
  • 3 x Transom knees
  • Engine motor well
  • Under deck cable track
  • 2 x Below deck fuel lockers
  • 2 x Towing points
  • Self-draining deck
  • Non-slip deck
  • 1 x Double action pump
  • 1 x Repair kit

Optional Equipment:

Deck Equipment:

  • Choice of Consoles Configurations
  • Choice of Jockey or Shock Mitigation Suspension seats
  • Lifting eyes & Lifting Strops
  • Extra fuel tanks (up to 1080 l.)
  • Foam filled hull
  • M8 deck utility bolt system
  • Deck track system
  • Strengthened deck for high load areas and mounts
  • T-top
  • Single Post Quick Release Hook for Davit system (integrated in console)
  • Towing bollard

A Frame Options

  • Choice of A-frame Configuration & Material
  • Engine protection bar on A-frame
  • Self-Righting system on A-frame


  • Additional fenders on sponson (1 or 2 extra)
  • Colour strip between bumpers
  • Additional rubbing strips on the front for bow protection
  • Anti-slip surfaces on sponsons
  • Slide-on sponsons

Navigation & Communication System Options:

  • VHF Radio (Fixed & Handheld)
  • GPS Chartplotter
  • Radar
  • AIS
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Depth sounder
  • Intercom
  • Entertainment system
  • Night Vision Equipment
  • Command and Control systems
  • Bespoke system integration and system fit available on request

Specialist Equipment Fit

Specialist and client supplied equipment fit and integration is available on request at Berthon Boat Company.


Consumable and Contingency spares packages are available on request


The following training courses are available:

  • Operator Training
  • Mechanic training
  • Specialist Equipment Training
  • Specialist Role Training


RIB Dimensions

  1. LOA: 8.80m
  2. Internal Length: 5.80m
  3. Beam Overall: 2.95m
  4. Internal Beam Overall: 1.77m
  5. Weight (hull, deck & tubes): 1050kg
  6. Recommended Max Pax: 14
  7. Max Load: 2223 kg

Engine Options

  • Petrol Outboards: Mercury, Mariner, Suzuki, Evinrude, Yamaha.
Additional power available subject To manoeuvring & speed testing
  1. ISO Recommended HP: 500
  2. ISO Max HP: 640
  3. ISO Max Engine Weight: 725kg
  4. Max Fuel Capacity: 1080L
  5. Transom Height (single): 30"
  6. Transom Height (double): 25"

Tubes, Hull & Deck

  1. Tube Diameter: 600mm
  2. Tube Volume: 7.225m3
  3. Inflation Pressure: 0.25 bar
  4. Tube Compartments: 7
  5. Hull Deadrise: 20°
  6. Max Displacement: 4932kg

Contact Details

Ben Bradley-Watson, Commercial & Defence Business Development Manager 2, Berthon Brokerage

Ben Bradley-Watson
Berthon Shipyard
Tel: 01590647416

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