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Highfield Boats unveils first electric jet propulsion tender at Boot DĂĽsseldorf

Following the addition of a new outboard powered electric tender to the Highfield Boats range, announced just this week, the world’s largest aluminium RIB and tender manufacturer has followed up by revealing a second and quite different electric model. Making its debut at boot DĂĽsseldorf  is the very first prototype of the brand new Highfield EJET330 tender.  The model is powered by an electric jet propulsion system, developed by ZeroJet, the New Zealand-based electric jet systems specialist.  By joining forces, the two companies are combining Highfield’s performance and strength with ZeroJet’s efficient and powerful electric system. With no propeller to worry about, the EJET330 is safe for the water’s environment.  It can be used in very shallow depths and is easily beached.  Its low profile also makes it the perfect…

Highfield Boats unveils new electric tender, the Classic 340E, powered by ePropulsion

The Classic 340 E, which was unveiled at boot DĂĽsseldorf on Saturday, is the result of continuous innovation by Highfield Boats, as the company explores new opportunities to make boating easy and enjoyable. The addition of the ePropulsion Navy 6.0 Evo Electric Outboard Motor provides clean, efficient and reliable power at 9.9HP, in both salt and fresh water. There’s no messy fuel or oil leaks and being electric, it’s exhaust-free, so every trip is pleasant and, of course, eco-friendly. Lightweight and compact, the outboard is easy to carry around, whether stored ashore or onboard. Like the rest of Highfield’s RIB and tender range the CL340 E features a recyclable and durable aluminium hull and is built to an exceptional quality finish. Designed to work hard…

Highfield Boats reaffirms its partnership with Suzuki for the 2022 Route du Rhum

Highfield Boats, one of the world’s leading aluminium RIB suppliers, has announced that it will be partnering Suzuki Marine for the second time, to provide a fleet of 51 Highfield RIBs to support the start line spectacle of the 2022 edition of the Route du Rhum. The legendary single-handed race is set to get under way on 6th November this year when an expected fleet of more than 100 yachts will depart from St Malo, destination Guadeloupe. Highfield Boats are immensely proud to be an Official Partner to the event, providing this impressive fleet to support the start line spectacle. The company’s partnership with Suzuki Marine will see the RIB fleet, which includes models from Highfield’s 6m to 7.60m range, powered by Suzuki 140-300 hp outboards.  Also…

New Highfield Showroom opened in Albania

The Adriatic region is going from strength to strength, heading into the new year with a brand new Highfield showroom by dealer Sea & Lake Boats in Tirana, Albania. Ben Carkaxhia of Sea & Lake Boats said “A very special thanks goes to everyone who attended our Showroom Grand Opening in December. The main focus of this event, that we are very proud of, was the presentation of our new Highfield Boats and Honda Marine engines. With us, your adventures will not be the same and your experience will be unforgettable. Get out of your comfort zone, dare to explore!” Visit Sea & Lake’s website here. Watch the video of the grand opening:

Highfield Boats debuts largest RIB to date – the all new Sport 900

Highfield Boats, the world’s leading aluminium RIB supplier, has just pushed the technology and luxury of its RIB range to its furthest limits yet, with the launch of the all-new Sport 900. The Sport 900 is a true offshore mile-crunching cruiser, capable of 60 knot performances, amazing sea-keeping abilities and all the luxuries demanded from a high end product. The all-weather hull design and long-range capability is ideal for spending the maximum time on the water. At 9.12 metres (29ft 11in) in length, Highfield’s Sport 900 now tops the company’s Sport range of leisure boats, ahead of the Sport 800, launched last year, and just pipping the Patrol 860 to the post in Highfield’s rugged commercial range. Steve Harrison of Highfield Europe explains the ethos…

Update Regarding World Shipping Issues

From: Paul Gustine <[email protected]> Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:01 AM To: Paul Gustine <[email protected]> Subject: Industry Update Week 39   Ocean booking volume dropped slightly out Asia last week, surprising many in the industry. This caused the spot rate markets to finally take a breath and level off at the $20,000 level while the ocean carriers try to understand facts behind the booking slowdown. One factor being looked at is the Chinese government imposing unforeseen Power Rationing policy last week, forcing many smaller low-end and labor-intensive operations to shut down production because of the newly imposed outages. Little information is being made available on the plan, and the after-effect of these power cuts, long term plans, or impact is still unknown. (Headline from…

Official Supplier Highfield Boats is front & center at the start of the Vendee Globe

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…