Highfield 2021

Classic 290

The perfect combination of lightweight and usability in a small open tender

lightweight, durability and storage

The Classic 290 can handle your lifestyle. Go anywhere and relax.

Classic 290

This popular 4-man model offers more room with a 1056 lb payload. The high quality finish and luxury look belies the fact that this range of tenders has been designed to work hard. A durable aluminum hull coupled with a full length keelguard make these ideal for those beach-hop- ping days with friends and family. The weight savings achieved, compared to equivalent fiberglass RIBs, means you’ll enjoy impressive performance with smaller engines, and with a range of sizes, the Classic range really does offer a tender for everyone.

Classic 290 FT (folding transom option)

Also available in the Classic FT (Folding Transom) For those who need a lower profile dinghy for storage.  Without the hassle of removing the engine the Classic FT folds easily and is the perfect boat for easy and compact storage.

Classic FT – Yacht Garage ready

The hinged transom folds with the engine still attached to fit in smaller smaller spaces including yacht garages and still has all the features of the standard boat.  With the proprietary fold and seal system and quick stainless clamp its fast and easy.

Standard Features

ORCA® Hypalon or Valmex® PVC tube – Welded seams (PVC) – Flush mount non-return valves – High tensile chromated & powder coated aluminum hull – Bow locker (fits 6 gallon fuel tank) – Self-draining cockpit – Bilge pump attachment point – Integrated transom supports – Removable seat – Lifting points and towing eyes – Tow bridle points – Anti-slip EVA foam deck – Heavy duty rub strake – Full length keel guard – Tank strap kit – Padded under seat bag – Highfield dry bag – Foot pump, oars, repair kit

Optional Equipment

Molded Bow Step – Molded bow cleat – Transom storage box – Bimini Top – Extra seat – Bow cushion – Boat cover


Overall Length

Internal Length

Overall Width

Internal Width

Dead Rise

Tube Diameter

Number of air chambers

Maximum Load

Maximum People

Boat Only Weight

Recommended Power

Maximum Power

Engine Shaft

Fuel Tank

Design Category

Classic 290

2.90 m / 9'6"

2.06 m / 6'9"

1.70 m / 5'7"

0.79 m / 2'7"

15 deg

44 cm / 17"


480 kg / 1058 lb


59 kg / 130 lb

15 hp





Classic 260

2.60 m / 8'6"

1.76 m / 5'9"

1.70 m / 5'7"

0.79 m / 2'7"

15 deg

44 cm / 17"


360 kg / 794 lb


54 kg / 119 lb

10 hp





Color Options


GA Drawing
GA Drawing FT Version
Chocks Drawing


The Classic Series Open RIBs include more practical features than other boats in their class.

The extra large bow locker is big enough to hold a 6 gal fuel tank also helps performance to have the weight forward in the boat

The Classic RIBs all include teak pattern soft EVA throughout

Removable bench seat includes a cup holder and floats if it accidentally goes overboard

Under Seat storage bag included

The included oars can be mounted on the tubes or if not used often there are stowing straps on the lower inside part of the tubes

Heavy duty transom supports

Comfortable grab handles mounted on the top of the tubes for passengers

Heavy duty grab handle on the bow make pulling up on a beach easy