Highfield Boats is a world leader in aluminium rigid inflatable hull boats delivering more than 37,700 RIBS globally since 2011. Offering a complete line of RIBS from 2.4 metre tenders to the 5 metre-plus sector where it is a global player. Featuring exclusive powder-coated aluminum hulls, Highfield boats are built in the company's state of the art production facility covering in Weihai, China and operating under European management.

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  • Official supplier Highfield Boats front & centre at start of the Vendée Globe

Contact info

Email:  info@highfieldboats.com
Website:  www.highfieldboats.com


World leader in the 5 metre+ sector, Highfield Boats offers a complete line of tenders, family RIBS and high-performance commercial craft starting at 2.4 metres. 

Sustainability is an important part of Highfield’s DNA as well, with all hulls and structures built in infinetely-recyclable aluminium. Highfield’s footprint remains low from the beginning of the manufacturing process through to the end of each product’s life.

  • Founded 2011
  • Over 37,700 RIBS sold to date
  • Chinese - French ownership
  • Australian heritage and technology
  • European management
  • 200 employees worldwide
  • Factory in Weihai, China
  • All products & parts are designed using CAD and cut on in-house CNC machinery
  • Product lines: Ultralite and Classic entry-level tenders High-performance commercial craft Sport range luxury family RIBS
  • Distributed in over 45 countries
  • Main markets: France, US, Canada, Australia, UK

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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.

Christophe Lavigne

Highfield US names new president

Christophe Lavigne to head up US operations for aluminium-hull RIB manufacturer


Highfield and Leopard Catamarans in strategic partnership

Highfield RIBs offered as tenders on Leopard’s power and sail cat ranges

Highfield Boats New range large to small 3000x

Highfield Boats exceeds 12-month sales expectations


The US supplier of RIBs and tenders overcomes severe logistical challenges

Highfield Sport-800-09

Highfield Sport range to spur further growth


Highfield Boats on a banner year - new launches and adapting to supply chain challenges

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Highfield Boats appoints new dealers

Erie Marine, Datrex Inc and Defender Industries join US RIB and tender builder’s US dealer network

Highfield fleet before the start

Official supplier Highfield Boats front & centre at start of the Vendée Globe

The eighth edition of the Vendée Globe sailboat race got underway yesterday with 33 racing yachts and a fleet of Highfield RIBs orchestrating the security and organisation of the start.