Highfield inflatables have evolved from many years of development in some of the toughest conditions in the world, the Great Barrier Reef of tropical Northern Australia. They are a direct descendant of the Australian Swift range of aluminium hulled RIBs now in service for almost 30 years.
Swift has supplied boats for leisure as well as professional uses with most of Australia’s Water Police and Government Agencies having a number of Swift RIBs in their fleet. Tough, reliable and thoroughly tested, Highfield comes to you with a champions pedigree.
Aluminium has long been the hull material of choice in many parts of the world due to its strength, ease of repair, versatility and above all its weight saving characteristics. Remember, because aluminium won’t soak up water, your Highfield will weigh the same in 10 years as it did the day it left the showroom.
To ensure the long life of your Highfield RIB, we only use top quality materials. High tensile, marine-grade aluminium is powder coated and baked to ensure a smooth and durable finish, which is more eco-friendly. Our tube fabrics are either Valmex® PVC from the reputed Melher Texnologies in Germany, or ORCA® Hypalon, from the standard bearer in commercial tube design, Pennel and Flipo in France.
Every Highfield boat is rigorously tested to strict ISO standards before leaving the factory. This comprehensive testing of all of our component parts during manufacture, and our 2 year structural warranty on all of our boats, means you can have complete confidence in your Highfield RIB.
Applying an uncluttered layout and single deck hull, the Ultralite has been designed and built as a light, yet tough, tender. Due to its weight savings, the Highfield Ultralite provides a real alternative to a soft bottom tender with the added benefit of superior performance achieved only by a rigid hull. Easy to transport and just as easy to transfer to and from the water, the decision to own a RIB, has just been made simple.
Named the Classic range because they really are the perfect all-round tender, the Highfield Classic has been designed to be functional and to work hard. Strong, lightweight and dry riding, these boats really do all the things a tender should do and more. Its aluminium hull delivers impressive performance and excellent payload capacities, while its second skin floor not only keeps feet dry, but also enables the option for the boat to be fitted out with a variety of consoles.
The Aluminium Ocean Master range is engineered to deliver the toughest, most capable and seaworthy RIBs for their size on the market. Designed to excel in a demanding sea-state, the Ocean Master enables you to challenge the elements. Whether you are looking for a family day boat, a luxury tender or a hard working support vessel, the Ocean Master range will have a RIB to satisfy your needs. With models ranging from 3.5 to 7 meters in length, the Ocean Master offers diversity like no other. Fast and responsive and designed with harsh environmental influences in mind, this impeccable boat will allow you to take on the roughest conditions with confidence.
Deluxe Ocean Master
Deluxe by name Deluxe by nature, the Highfield Ocean Master Deluxe is a capable RIB in all conditions. The Deluxe series introduces a more elaborate transom with integrated rear seat and engine well. The new setup of this high-end range offers vast storage and a higher level of comfort for family cruising and water sport activities. The weight savings gained by its aluminium hull not only allows for ease of handling on and off a trailer, but the smaller ribs in the deluxe range make the ideal tender for the luxury boat owner with a base 250KG deck mounted davit crane.
The Highfield Patrol range of RIBs is designed and hand built to withstand the toughest conditions. The hull is constructed from 5mm 5083 aluminium plates with 6 and 10mm stringers. Its superior deep V, wide chines and large diameter tube, offer high maneuverability, high safety and a soft dry ride even in the roughest conditions. The Patrol boats carry large loads and plane quickly and easily with little horsepower. These boats are ideal as a pursuit craft or work boat and can be configured with different seating and console options. When safety, toughness and reliability matter, the Patrol range will be your first choice.