Gemini Elite 650 Boat Reviews

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Boat Review Date: August 2012
Author: Mike Brown

Overview

At 6.5m the Gemini 650 rigid inflatable (RIB)fits the size rule for a Rottnest tender, and the review boat’s equipment level suggested that was where it was destined. Genuine seats for half a dozen – plus untold numbers of casual ones along the buoyancy tubes – and set up for diving, fishing and even skiing; it’s tailor made.

Although the hull originates in South Africa, an ancestry that practically guarantees rough water ability, Rotto friendliness is purely local; the upper works and the hardware are local components. The size of the awning gives a clue to this: possibly nowhere else in the world is quite as keen on s hade afloat as Western Australia, and everyone in an official seat gets a share of this awning.


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At 6.5m the Gemini 650 rigid inflatable (RIB)fits the size rule for a Rottnest tender, and the review boat’s equipment level suggested that was where it was destined. Genuine seats for half a dozen – plus untold numbers of casual ones along the buoyancy tubes – and set up for diving, fishing and even skiing; it’s tailor made.

Although the hull originates in South Africa, an ancestry that practically guarantees rough water ability, Rotto friendliness is purely local; the upper works and the hardware are local components. The size of the awning gives a clue to this: possibly nowhere else in the world is quite as keen on s hade afloat as Western Australia, and everyone in an official seat gets a share of this awning.

Lowdown

Price as reviewed    $82,000

Length                    6.5m

Beam                     2.4m

Fuel capacity           150L

Motor fitted              150hp Honda four-stroke