Highfield Boats USA Appoints New Regional Sales Manager

Chris Browne

Nov 1, 2022

Highfield Boats, manufacturer of the best-selling rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) in North America, announces the appointment of Chris Browne as Regional Sales Manager, Highfield Boats USA.

“With our business increasing exponentially over the past few years, it was time to grow our Highfield USA staff in order to better support our North American dealer network and help them meet the huge demand for Highfield RIBs. We are delighted to welcome Chris Browne to the team,” said Christophe Lavigne, president, Highfield Boats USA.

Chris Browne
Chris Browne joined Highfield Boats USA on October 10, 2022. Based in California, his initial responsibility will be working with Highfield dealers in the Western United States.

Browne has been involved in the boating industry for more than 15 years. During the course of his career, he has worked in RIB sales on the U.S. West Coast and also operated a boat dealership in Australia.

“With his international background, Chris will help in developing the Highfield brand and expertise,” Lavigne said. “He is a passionate boater with experience in selling large RIBs and also will be an asset to increasing Highfield’s presence in that market segment.”

Browne will join Lavigne and Highfield Boats USA General Manager Tom Watson at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) for the launch of the new Highfield Offshore Sport Series. Visit the Highfield Boats FLIBS display at the Bahia Mar location, Land Booth #303.

Related Posts





See Taiga’s Orca Performance electric watercraft in action at the Toronto Boat Show

CMRA

Taiga Motors, the Canadian leader in the electrification of powersports, will showcase its latest personal watercraft at the Toronto International Boat Show January 19-28, 2024 at booth 136, Heritage Court.

If you’d like more information about Taiga and would like to see the Orca Performance, a 100% electric personal watercraft in action at the Toronto International Boat Show’s indoor lake, Taiga Experts will be available for interviews and demos.

Read More




Need to Catch up on News This Week?

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you’re looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here.



Boston Whaler launches the 210 Vantage

Boston Whaler just introduced the newest model in the Vantage lineup – the 210 Vantage, an all-new, keel-up dual console model designed with premium features core to the Boston Whaler brand, as well as intuitive technology to attract the next generation of boaters.

“Building on the success of the Vantage series, we’re thrilled to officially introduce the all-new 210 Vantage into the marketplace and offer consumers a truly differentiated experience,” said Dennis Tilden, Senior Director of Sales & Customer Service. “The 210 Vantage embodies the core values that define Boston Whaler’s legacy – quality, innovation, unsinkability, reliability and simplicity – and was designed to cater to young families and empty nesters with its manageable size, thoughtful design, weather protection and spacious seating. We’re confident that our newest model will be well-received in the market and set the standard for its category.​”

Read More


JL Audio unveils MediaMaster® Wireless Remote with Zone Control for Marine Audio Systems

Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers
Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers

Keep it cradled, or take it with you to conveniently control your JL Audio marine source unit and audiozones from anywhere on deck.

JL Audio, a Garmin brand and manufacturer of high-performance marine audio systems, announced the addition of the MMR-25W wireless remote controller to its growing portfolio of MediaMaster® source unit control solutions. Equipped with Bluetooth® Low Energy technology, this compact, handheld controller connects directly to the latest MediaMaster® source units, including the MM105 and MM105-HR, and allows for robust, multi-zone system control from anywhere on deck.

Read More