Highfield… any regrets?

Mine is sitting in a boatel in Middle River right now. Had a fantastic first season with it. Upgraded from an inflateable bottom dinghy. We loved that, but wow this Highfield is fantastic. We use it a TON more than we used the inflateable. Can't wait for the season to start so we can get it out of storage and back on the transom!
 
Mine is sitting in a boatel in Middle River right now. Had a fantastic first season with it. Upgraded from an inflateable bottom dinghy. We loved that, but wow this Highfield is fantastic. We use it a TON more than we used the inflateable. Can't wait for the season to start so we can get it out of storage and back on the transom!

same. There were days when my kid wanted to swim in the afternoon at the beach and I ran the dinghy to the anchorage without the big boat. It cruises at the same speed as the big boat, and it’s way more fun to drive. Even carry’s plenty of beer in the under-seat bag
 
I sat in a CL310 with the FCT console at the Toronto boat show and now I think I know what my next upgrade will be. It is not nearly as expensive an upgrade as I thought, the most annoying money to be spent are the Suzuki parts required to enable the remote control steering and throttle.

biggest issue for us would be really pushing the upper limit of our h20 davit setup.
We love ours! The euro helm is so nice that you can stretch your legs out and relax.
 
Well after keeping my eyes open for a Highfield for well over a year now I finally found a deal I couldn’t pass up. Going to work perfect for me this year on my trip to the Exuma’s. Was planning on just getting a new CL340 tiller but this popped up all the way down in the keys. Good for me as no one wanted to drive all the way down to look at it. After 2 weeks on Facebook and he finally took my low ball offer as I was the only one with a trailer willing to drive down and needed to go this weekend. 2022 with only 2.5 hours on it. Now I own 3 damn dinghy’s and a jet ski…. I have issues!!!

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Well after keeping my eyes open for a Highfield for well over a year now I finally found a deal I couldn’t pass up. Going to work perfect for me this year on my trip to the Exuma’s. Was planning on just getting a new CL340 tiller but this popped up all the way down in the keys. Good for me as no one wanted to drive all the way down to look at it. After 2 weeks on Facebook and he finally took my low ball offer as I was the only one with a trailer willing to drive down and needed to go this weekend. 2022 with only 2.5 hours on it. Now I own 3 damn dinghy’s and a jet ski…. I have issues!!!

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Well after keeping my eyes open for a Highfield for well over a year now I finally found a deal I couldn’t pass up. Going to work perfect for me this year on my trip to the Exuma’s. Was planning on just getting a new CL340 tiller but this popped up all the way down in the keys. Good for me as no one wanted to drive all the way down to look at it. After 2 weeks on Facebook and he finally took my low ball offer as I was the only one with a trailer willing to drive down and needed to go this weekend. 2022 with only 2.5 hours on it. Now I own 3 damn dinghy’s and a jet ski…. I have issues!!!

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And a long shaft! You will really like the higher transom in the Bahamas.
We love ours actually It's not mine anymore...... My "caretaker" is now the defacto owner/operator.... She likes it that much.
 
And a long shaft! You will really like the higher transom in the Bahamas.
We love ours actually It's not mine anymore......
I visited St Barths this week. If the 30 or so dinghies tied up there, half a dozen or more were Highfield’s. Most popular brand I saw in my highly unscientific study. Saw them all over the BVI’s, too!
 
Need to order, Bimini top and a cover. How are the factory covers? Good enough for a season to be waterproof? I ordered a sea sucker mount for an iPad to use for navigation as I plan to “get lost” in this thing in the Exuma’s and I think that is the easiest to have charts on that I can see. Phones are just so small for my old man eyes.
 
Need to order, Bimini top and a cover. How are the factory covers? Good enough for a season to be waterproof? I ordered a sea sucker mount for an iPad to use for navigation as I plan to “get lost” in this thing in the Exuma’s and I think that is the easiest to have charts on that I can see. Phones are just so small for my old man eyes.
I ended up making a cover because couldn't find any that would also cover the engine. At our local marina's flea market they hold every year I found a brand new full boat cover for a 23 foot CC and was able to change that to my boat. We ran that dinghy all over the Exumas - you'd have to work pretty hard to get lost - I mean we were five or ten miles from the boat without issue; and that's a long way in those islands. I do have a PLB and handheld VHF we keep in it however.
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Need to order, Bimini top and a cover. How are the factory covers? Good enough for a season to be waterproof? I ordered a sea sucker mount for an iPad to use for navigation as I plan to “get lost” in this thing in the Exuma’s and I think that is the easiest to have charts on that I can see. Phones are just so small for my old man eyes.

I got a Carver cover for our 310. Like others, it says it won’t fit with the outboard, but it does. They were out of navy when I ordered so I got the khaki. Bird poop shows up less. Pretty happy with it after one season. Water stays on top, doesnt flow into the dinghy.

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Did some upgrades to the new Highfield this weekend in prep for the Bahamas this summer

new Bimini top, new carver cover, new sea sucker navigation
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