The lightest Rigid Inflatable Boats in the world are coming from the folks at Highfield in Australia, and in just four years of selling them, they've already become the best-selling line of RIB tenders in the Chicago market (and we know, since most of the inflatables being sold in Chicago are going out through our doors).
The Ultralite series from Highfield has a single thickness hull design, reducing boat weight from the Classic series by 20%. Tube diameter is 15-17", giving the boat plenty of buoyancy and a dry ride to boot.
And if being green is important to you (and it should be), when your Highfield reaches the end of its useful life, you can cut off the skin and take the aluminum hull to a local recycling center, where it can be turned into something useful, rather than winding up as hazardous landfill, as with fiberglass hulls.
Each Highfield Ultralite includes pump, oars, a bench seat, a repair kit, and a five year warranty on the tube material.
Pick it up at our Lake Bluff location north of Chicago, or contact us about a delivery quote for anywhere else in the IL/WI/MN/IN region (freight delivery available for those without a Highfield dealer nearby). E-mail us or call us at 847.283.0400 for more details.