Highfield Ocean Master 350 Limited Edition Wide Body RIB

The Highfield Ocean Master 350 Limited Edition Wide Body RIB offers some distinct improvements over the previous generations. Amenities such as an updated bow locker and forward fuel tank system seem obvious to the technical people, but to the aesthetic and function crowd the deeper and wider stowage seat get top billing. Also added is a very well thought out after stowage locker and transom well just forward of the outboard with industry standard access hatch and multiple non-skid stepping areas.

Integrated lifting points are standard and in multiple locations making hoisting your Highfield Ocean Master 350 Limited Edition Wide Body RIB onto a vessel easily accomplished.

Dropping the hook on the Highfield Ocean Master 350 Limited Edition Wide Body RIB is also breeze and the built in bow step with integrated bow roller and cleat make perfect sense to all of us. Often times we wonder why other brands don’t utilize a system such as this. Obviously the answer to most design features is cost. Highfield like so many other non-traditional brands manufacture in China but where they differ is with the quality of materials chosen for the task.

Here at IBC we tend to stock only the best boats made at the best manufacturing centers out of the best materials. When working with Highfield in the early days we voiced concerns over materials and assembly techniques to the plant supervisors and vendors and helped come to a level of craftsmanship that rivals some of the best.

The discriminating buyer will naturally see the advantages the Highfield Ocean Master 350 Limited Edition Wide Body RIB offers over lesser brands and come to the easy conclusion that not all deluxe tenders are the same. The Highfield Ocean Master 350 Limited Edition Wide Body RIB offers a level of build and comfort that rivals tenders more than twice the price and it does it with an aluminum hull to boot.

To see the Highfield Ocean Master 350 Limited Edition Wide Body RIB yourself stop into the IBC store in Portland Oregon. To reserve your own Highfield Ocean Master 350 Limited Edition Wide Body RIB call Mike at (503)235-2628 and make arrangements. This is a limited edition model so supplies are limited.

  • Valmex P.V.C. Fabric
  • Powder Coated Aluminum Hull
  • Integrated Transom Supports
  • Bench Seat (stowage)
  • Integrated Bow Locker
  • Lifting and Towing Eyes
  • Non-Skid Deck Matting
  • Heavy Duty Rub Strake
  • Length 11’6″
  • Beam 6’3″
  • Weight 245lbs.
  • 6 Persons
  • Tube Diameter 18″
  • Max HP 40 HP (Yamaha F40LA rigged)
  • Long Shaft Shaft Transom

 

MILPRO Season

This time of year IBC is always scuttling around busy with various agencies and their seagoing Zodiac MILPRO RIBs, and swift water rescue boats. In preparation to underway commitments bigger ships need work done and usually on the quick to meet mission requirements and deployment dates. The U.S. Coast Guard, Army Corps Of Engineers, U.S. Military Forces, state and federal law enforcement and fire you name it and we see it here.

Sometimes the service is just a bit of paint and shine on battle damage or even planned maintenance on a unit prior to deployment. Today it was a bit of paint on a U.S. Army Corp Of Engineers Zodiac MILPRO RIB. Our job was to de-rig a console set and repaint it prior to an underway. IBC made all of the graphics, matched the color, and painted the console set, then rigged it back to spec. It’s just too bad we didn’t get a chance to re-rub the entire boat but budget and underway commitments take precedent over what we want.

Fortunately Mike grabbed a couple of pics of the boat before she had to go back to the mother ship so we could appreciate the job the repair shop did.

IBC is your one stop shop for sales and service of the full Zodiac MILPRO line of RIBs and inflatable boats. Give us a call today for your military and professional needs and see why we are ranked Tier 1.

IBC Zodiac MILPRO Rep. Adam (503) 235-2628

NMMA CSI Awards Yamaha For 16th Consecutive Year

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has once again recognized Yamaha with a CSI Award for Excellence Customer Satisfaction. This award makes the sixteenth consecutive award for Yamaha, a claim no other manufacturer can make.

Yamaha is the only outboard manufacturer in history to win 16 consecutive Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards.

At IBC we are a “5 Star Gold Rated” sales and service center and offer an unequalled Yamaha experience for sales, parts, and service. Give IBC a call at (503)235-2628 for your next Yamaha outboard or outboard service and get the service you deserve.

 

Year Award
2017 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2016 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2015 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2014 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2013 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Innovation Award Winner – F200 In-Line Four and V MAX SHO® 150  
2013 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2012 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2011 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2010 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2010 MotorBoating Magazine “Best of the Year” Award – V MAX SHO®
2010 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Innovation Award Winner – V MAX SHO®
2010 Field & Stream’s Best of the Best Award – V MAX SHO®
2009 MotorBoating Magazine “Best of the Year” Award – V MAX SHO® and V6 Offshore
2009 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2008 JD Power – Four Stroke
2008 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2008 Consumers Digest Best Buy – V MAX® Series 2 vz250 and vz300
2007 MotorBoating Magazine “Best of 2007” Award – V8 F350C
2007 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2007 IBEX Innovation Award – F350C
2006 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2005 JD Power – Two Stroke
2005 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2005 IBEX Innovation Award – Multi-function Tiller Handle
2004 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2003 JD Power – Four Stroke
2003 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2002 JD Power – Four Stroke
2002 JD Power – Two Stroke
2002 Marine Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
2002 MotorBoating Magazine Editors Choice Award – F225
2001 Boating Week Innovation Award – F225
2000 Popular Mechanics Design and Engineering Award – HPDI®
2000 MotorBoating and Sailing Award – HPDI®
1999 MotorBoating and Sailing Award – F100
1999 IMTEC Innovation Award – HPDI
1992 Popular Mechanics Design and Engineering Award Hydra Drive
1992 IMTEC Innovation Award – Hydra Drive
1991 Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) Manufacturer of the Year Award
1991 Boating Magazine’s Best of Boating Award – V76x

 

Maxxon XPW239 Inflatable Fishing Boat

Words like “jaw dropping” and “unbelievable” are so much click bait these days it’s hard to separate the truth from the fake while online. So much hype and hyperbole abound it’s no wonder people get tricked into buying little more than a shower curtain when they shop online for a portable fishing boat.

Maxxon Outfitters has heard the call of the disenchanted and responded with an affordable option that get’s it done with high quality craftsmanship and materials in an inflatable fishing boat that is very quickly becoming the gold standard. Taking feedback from the pros and amateur anglers alike Maxxon went to work designing what fisherman wanted in a small portable inflatable fishing boat. With quality and attention to detail as the impetus for the manufacturing team Maxxon has released a real winner in all aspects.

Some of you might remember the Maxxon name from their bulletproof pontoons that are used in the polar regions to move big heavy mining equipment and fisherman to the places other boats simply can’t get to. This same build quality and focus on usability is in the Maxxon XPW 239 and fisherman are rejoicing everywhere.

At 7’6” in length and with a capacity of 606 lbs. the XPW-239 is an inflatable stream and calm water craft. At 32 lbs. all in (25 lbs. for just the boat and backpack) and built of 0.9 mm, 1100 denier Korean PVC, this rig comes loaded with oars, seat, grommet gear attach system, stripping apron, storage bag, pump, bungie cargo net and its own back pack, to get the angler into those secret and hard to reach fishing holes.

One of the biggest hits at the 2017 NW Sportsman Show the Maxxon XPW239 is all set for adventure for the beginner to the expert alike. Orders begin shipping from IBC in April and these boats are moving fast. Get your secret weapon ordered today and don’t miss another fishing oppertunity ever again.

Now available for pre-order thru IBC!

Product ships mid April

 

Maxxon offers a 5-year limited warranty

Avon Seasport Tenders In Stock At IBC

The re-introduction of the Avon RIB line to the yachting community brings some new and exciting models. So far IBC has the Avon 340 and 360 Seasport models in stock and ready to find a new mothership.

Stay tuned to IBC and the IBC Blog for updates and videos about new models and some models we’ve come to love over the years.

Shop online thru our web store www.inflatableboats.com or at our shop in Portland Oregon and see boats for everything on the water.

Questions? Call the pros at IBC (503)235-2628

Avon Seasport 340

Avon Seasport 360

 (more pics coming soon)

Avon Seasport 380

Avon Seasport 400

Avon Seasport 420

Avon Seasport 440

Avon Seasport 470

Avon Seasport 490

Avon Seasport Grand Tender 850