General Purpose Inflatable Boat (GPIB)

General Purpose Inflatable Boat (GPIB)
Type Other Vessels
Builder Zodiac
Length 7.24 metres
Beam 2.74 metres
Main Machinery
  • Yanmar 319 HP Diesel engine
  • Hamilton HJ274 series Water Jet
Cargo Capability 1400 kilograms in any combination of personnel, equipment or cargo.
Speed 40 knots
Range 200 nm

The Royal Australian Navy uses the six-person Zodiac Mark 2 Grand Raider (Zodiac MK2) General Purpose Inflatable Boat (GPIB). It is used in open seas or closed waters during clearance diving operations, reconnaissance, as a tender, landings or troop transporting.

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Tristan McPherson (left) manouevres a zodiac as Seaman Marine Technician Cameron Fulton (right) prepares to jump ashore.
Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Tristan McPherson (left) manouevres a zodiac as Seaman Marine Technician Cameron Fulton (right) prepares to jump ashore.
Members of Australian Clearance Dive Team Four conduct training at Fleet Base West.
Members of Australian Clearance Dive Team Four conduct training at Fleet Base West.