Hendy Group, the UK distributor for Highfield Boats with engines supplied by Honda Marine, have been appointed official RIB partner to INEOS TEAM UK and INEOS REBELS, with the company set to supply bespoke Highfield RIBs, designed by Adam Younger, to support the team’s 36th America’s Cup challenge.
Chief executive of Hendy Group, Paul Hendy, said: ‘We are proud to have been chosen as an official partner for this challenge, which culminates in New Zealand in 2021. There’s no doubt that the team has captured the imagination of the public with its America’s Cup programme, and we are thrilled to be involved in this way.’
James Stagg, head of operations for INEOS TEAM UK, commented: ‘INEOS TEAM UK are working closely with Highfield to design and build a fleet of bespoke high-performance support boats for use in our America’s Cup campaign. We needed to partner with a supplier who was reliable and efficient, and with the boats powered by Honda, we are confident our new vessels will deliver.’