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Old 13 January 2015, 16:13   #1
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Highfield Boats - any opinions?

Hello all, does anyone have any experience with Highfield? There are a few for sale locally (Toronto), but I can't find a lot of independent information or reviews online.

They seem to be from China, they have a decent website (Landing - Highfield Boats), have aluminum hulls, but that's about all I know! I'm going to check them out at our local boat show this week.

I would be interested in any opinions. Thanks.
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Old 13 January 2015, 16:18   #2
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Do a search on here. Although relatively new to the market they are generally well regarded; which is probably a combination of being reasonable boats and the UK dealer having half a clue about subtle marketing campaigns!

I didn't think they were Chinese - I seemed to recall there was some Australian in their heritage - but not sure where they are actually built.
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Don't think there from china mate
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I searched on here but couldn't find anything. The website talks about Australian heritage but does not say they're actually made in Australia, normally a company is public about where they build their boats!

The only other info I could find was that their website domain is operated out of China, and the only employee I could find on LinkedIn is also located in China.

I could certainly be wrong but it appears to be a well marketed Chinese company.
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Think they are Australian Swift boats, manufactured in China under license and sold in N Hemisphere under the brand Highfield. They do small tenders through to med sized Ribs.
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I searched on here but couldn't find anything.
This lot should keep you going... all mention Highfield - you'll need to dig to see how much...
Highfield Ocean Master 540
http://www.rib.net/forum/f8/highfeil...ight=highfield
Scottish Boat Show 10/11/12 Oct 2014
Highfiled Ocean Master 540
Southampton Boat Show 2014
Highfield Ocean Master 540
Alu Ribs
Highfield Ribs
Highfield Ocean Master 540.
London Boat Show
Round Ireland talk - Scottish Boat Show - 12 october

and if then if you want to see what they've coped with:

Round ireland 2013
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Thank you for that Poly! Clearly I searched in the wrong area since I only got one reference. I'll dig through that and check out the boats here in person. Thanks again.
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Thank you for that Poly! Clearly I searched in the wrong area since I only got one reference. I'll dig through that and check out the boats here in person. Thanks again.
that's not even all the posts - just type Highfield into the Search box ^^^^
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that's not even all the posts - just type Highfield into the Search box ^^^^
Got it, I searched on the "Home" page, it doesn't return anything. Tons of results when I search specifically in the forum. Thanks again.
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I looked over one at the Southampton boat show, they had a smallish rib with a cuddy on it. The finish was very poor, which for a show boat was, well....... poor
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