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Monday, September 28, 2020

Established in 2018, West Michigan Yacht Sales serves the Great Lakes region with new boat and brokerage sales, as well as outboard service. As an authorized dealer for BRIG Rigid Inflatable Boats ranging in size from 9-34 feet, WMYS has experienced significant growth in the last 2-1/2 years. “Our customers truly appreciate the

tags: Company Expansions, Inflatable Boats, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Whether you are a Great Looper, a Chicago-to-Mackinac racer in search of the perfect tender, or you’re looking for a versatile day boat to take you on a wide range of waterborne adventures, the new Highfield Boats Sport collection has the right RIB for you. Reflecting the next generation of design and engineering from the

tags: Inflatable Boats, New Boat Models

Friday, August 21, 2020

Highfield Boats, the world’s leading manufacturer of aluminum RIBS and tenders, is pleased to announce major warranty extensions for its boats beginning with the 2021 model year, offered to customers who purchase their new Highfield from an authorized dealer and register their warranty online within 60 days of purchase.

tags: Inflatable Boats, New Boat Models

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Hurley Marine’s rugged dinghy davit designs allow you to winch your dinghy on for easy storage or just push-off for launching. No more towing or leaving your tender behind! The Hurley H3O Dinghy Davit systems come in two different configurations. The H3O Davit has a weight capacity of up to 400 lbs and has an adjustable and

tags: Inflatable Boats, Lifts & Hoists, Water Toys

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Nearly all inflatable boats are built using either PVC or CSM/Hypalon fabric. So, how do you know which is right for you? Generally speaking, CSM/Hypalon RIBs are more expensive – sometimes more than twice as – but they also are much more resilient to UV exposure and to accidental gas, oil, or chemical exposure, such as

tags: Inflatable Boats

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Highfield Boats, the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum-hull rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), is proud to announce its appointment as the Official RIB Sponsor of the 2019 Helly Hansen National Offshore One-Design Regatta Series. With the partnership, Highfield will provide the media boat for the NOOD Regattas at each of the

tags: Company Expansions, Inflatable Boats, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, November 29, 2018

For many, recreational boating is a way of life. But, it can always be improved. That’s what multiple-timepaddling champ Luke Hopkins foresaw many years ago with inflatable watersports products, such as Standup Paddleboards (ISUPs). For the boating community, it’s a match made in heaven. Hopkins, a former kayak and

tags: Inflatable Boats, Paddleboards, Water Toys

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

With just a touch of a button, your tender can be launched and retrieved using the FreedomLift Tender Lift System… and now, the Michigan-based company is offering optional, lightweight Carbon Fiber Lift Arms — an industry first. These arms are made of structural carbon fiber and are 45% lighter (only 15 lbs.) than the

tags: Inflatable Boats, Lifts & Hoists

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The M Series Mercury RIBs are the perfect tender for your yacht. Built by the same company that produces Airship RIBs (Adaptive Composites), the M Series might be a step down in terms of size but certainly not in quality. Every part on the M Series RIBs is designed and built right on the shores of Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio, using

tags: Dealerships, Inflatable Boats

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Less than three years after Brig Boats began distributing its rigid-hull inflatables in the United States, it’s safe to say that American boaters officially have caught RIB fever. Not only has Brig USA signed a whopping 15 dealers in the last 11 months, it was just named the No. 2 distributor worldwide for the Kharkov,

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Inflatable Boats, New Boat Models

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