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Inmar vs Highfield - Inflatable Boats

INMAR vs Highfield® - Tender Inflatable BoatsTEST

Both the INMAR 280R-AL and the Highfield UL 290 are great Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), but which one is better depends on your specific needs and preferences.
The INMAR 280R-AL is made from high-quality marine-grade aluminum, which makes it very durable and resistant to corrosion. Its deep-V hull provides superior stability in rough water conditions, and its spacious deck area makes it suitable for a wide range of activities. Additionally, the INMAR 280R-AL comes equipped with a range of useful accessories, such as an aluminum bench seat, reinforced transom, a stainless steel bow eye, and a self-bailing deck.
Similar to the INMAR, the Highfield UL 290 is also constructed from marine-grade aluminum. The Highfield UL 290 has a flatter hull, which may not offer the same level of stability as the INMAR 280R-AL. The Ultralite tenders are roomy and strong, are easily launched and recovered by a single person, and come with numerous standard accessories.

Ultimately, the decision between the two RIBs comes down to your specific needs and preferences. If you prioritize durability, stability, and practical features, the INMAR 280R-AL may be the better choice for you. If you value weight and speed, the Highfield UL 290 may be the better choice.
It's worth noting that both RIBs are well-respected and highly regarded in the industry, both of which come with 5 year warranty, so whichever one you choose, you can be confident that you're getting a quality product. Ultimately, the best way to determine which RIB is right for you is to carefully consider your needs, do your research, and speak to a knowledgeable sales representative.


UL 290LT
Length: 9' 2" 9' 5"
Beam: 5' 6" 6' 8"
Hull weight: 110 lbs 95 lbs
Capacity: 4 person 4 person
Maximum HP: 8 HP 10 HP
Tube diameter: 17" (Separate air chambers 3) 17" (Separate air chambers 3)
Fabric: Commercial grade Hypalon Commercial grade Hypalon
Price Ranges: $3,695.00 and up $4,850.00 and up

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