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Old 15 August 2014, 16:49   #1
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Highfield Ribs aluminium hull

Hey guys!

Has any one had one or had experience with buying them?

They seem good but not to sure on the build quality and the ride?

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Old 15 August 2014, 17:27   #2
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2 of them made it round the Round Ireland race cruise last year with no issues. Far better than the race winner highly modified, bigger better sponsored LinleySwann RibEye...
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Yep
Mates bought one new this year. 4.60 with 50hp Honda goes well. Hull seems strongly welded.
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We went out today. I'll try and post a video in the next few days
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We went out today. I'll try and post a video in the next few days
That would be great the 460 is what Im looking at for a new boat just with a 60 Suzuki!
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Do a quick search on the forum, there's been a few comments so far on the Highfield's. I owned a OM460 for over a year and it performed really well, no issues at all. Good in most sea states on the east coast of Scotland. Honda BF 50 performs well with the lightweight hull.
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Hi
Here are a few things that might help your decision on the Highfield Ocean Master.

The RYA Youth Championship is using the Highfield OM460 this year, so not a bad endorsement.

The Highfield OM 590 is used for scenes and stunts in Expendables 3; check out Highfield Boats on Facebook for more info...

Before you ask, yes I do own a Highfield!
I bought an OM540 in February following its success at the Round Ireland challenge. The hull is holding up well and there are no quality issues. I am also really pleased with its smooth ride and sea keeping.
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Is it REALLY the ocean Master

Perhaps they should rename it the Quality rib co.. or the Highfield Pond Capable!!
I mean look how comfy and secure he looks!!
Spot the hull if you can. Looks more like something has has been knocked out in a sweatshop in the Far east!

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The RYA Youth Championship is using the Highfield OM460 this year, so not a bad endorsement.
Is that not because they are a sole Honda franchise? and Ribcraft are everything but.?
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The hull is holding up well and there are no quality issues
Its only 6 months old.. are you expecting some issues??.
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The RYA Youth Championship is using the Highfield OM460 this year, so not a bad endorsement.

Surely that just means that Highfield gave the RYA a boat or two? It's not a particularly demanding role and anything other than a complete piece of junk should be up to the job.

I'm actually pretty impressed with what I've seen of the Highfield boats so far, but I don't think that you're doing them any favours with this sort of promotional puff!
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