Updated: Nov 23
Looking for a Rib and been scouring the internet and you have come across the name 'Highfield Boats' thinking to yourself, who are they? Although the majority of people have now become familiar with this increasingly popular and superb and rapidly expanding brand, there are those who simply don't know a lot about them!
Can you trust this brand?
Well, here at Rob Perry Marine we are the UK rigging centre for Highfield Boats/Ribs, so naturally we can vouch for them. However, we appreciate you may not wish to take our word for it. Take a brief look below at just how big and trusted the Highfield brand is, not just here in the UK, but Globally!
Established in 2011
Over 27,000 RIBs sold to date
Distributed in over 45 countries
French – Chinese ownership
Australian heritage and technology
Fully integrated (every component is made in house)
Only manufacturer with its own factory in China, other brands buy from Chinese suppliers
Select only the best materials, work with the best suppliers available
All products and parts are designed using CAD and then cut on CNC machinery in house
This video give a great insight into not only how Highfield boats are manufactured but shows the care and precision given to detail.
Highfield boats are the support vessel of choice for Pip Hare ocean Racing
Highfield Boats announced a partnership with Pip Hare Ocean Racing
supplying the team with a bespoke Patrol 760 RIB, a boat specially designed for demanding offshore conditions, in support of Pip’s global sailing campaign.
The RIB will support the programme which includes preparation for Pip’s next great challenge, the 2024 Vendée Globe single handed non-stop round the world race, on her new foiling IMOCA, Medallia. Pip is one of only eight women who have already completed a gruelling Vendee Globe, the 2020 edition.
46 Highfield Boats delivered to France for the 'Vendee Globe' 2022
The eighth edition of the Vendee Globe sailboat race got underway on 8th November with 33 racing yachts and a fleet of Highfield RIBs orchestrating the security and organisation of the start.
As they were in 2016, Highfield Boats was again an Official Supplier of support boats to the organisers of the round-the-world race, providing 46 aluminium hull inflatables ranging from 6.6m to 8.6m and powered by Honda outboards ranging from 150hp to their new 250hp V6. Held every four years, the Vendee Globe is considered the Mount Everest of the Seas, with sailors tackling a solo, 24,000 mile journey through some of the world’s harshest weather and seas without assistance.
The 46 boats were delivered to Les Sables d’Olonne France in mid-October, and docked front and centre in the Vendee Globe village where hundreds of spectators visited to see the teams and their boats and the intense preparations for the race.
Highfield opens a new showroom in Albania!
Yet another country to make an alliance with Highfield. How great does this showroom look?
Highfield is trusted worldwide.....
Highfield has been chosen time and again as the support boat of choice for prestigious events worldwide, with fleets up to 50 strong. From Vendee Globe to the Invictus Games, Pan Am Games, Extreme Sailing Series, ORC Championships, TP52 & The Route Du Rhum. Not only is this trust shown in Highfield’s larger RIBs, but in their tenders too. Tender supply contracts to the likes of Lagoon paved the way for Highfield to become the supplier of choice for many charter operators, rental fleets and other high-end shipyards such as Fountaine Pajot, Outremer and Leopard.
With now over 45 distributor countries and a worldwide dealer network, you can be confident any support you need will always be on hand.
We hope this has given you a useful insight into Highfield Boats, but if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Highfield experts here at Rob Perry Marine, who will be able to help you with your queries.
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