KEEPING UP WITH THE AC75

The Highfield RIB in action supporting INEOS REBELS

Hendy Group has been appointed as official RIB partner to INEOS TEAM UK and INEOS REBELS with the company set to supply bespoke Highfield RIBS to support the team’s 36th America’s Cup Challenge.

Hendy is the UK distributor for Highfield Boats with engines supplied by Honda Marine. James Stagg, head of operations for INEOS TEAM UK, said: “INEOS TEAM UK are working closely with Highfield to design and build a fleet of bespoke high performance support boats for use in our 36th America’s Cup campaign. The boats will be launched here in the Solent and will travel with the team on the America’s Cup World Series before relocating to Auckland for use in the AC36.

“The AC75 race boat will reach speeds of 55mph and race in a number of different venues and conditions around the world, we needed to partner with a supplier who was reliable and efficient and with the boats powered Honda, we are confident our new vessels will deliver.”