HistoryThe boat that invented the sport.
Nearly 60 years ago, Bob Hewes created a unique boat that later became the famous Hewes Bonefisher. Its innovative design allowed it to stalk especially spooky gamefish in very shallow water -in places where few anglers or boats had ever gone. As the boat introduced a legion of fisherman to the angling challenges that waited on the flats, the brand became synonymous with innovation, quality and performance.
Along the way came countless tournament wins and such accolades as being included in the Men’s Journal “Perfect Things” list. More shallow water world records have been caught aboard a Hewes and, on any given day, it’s a sure bet that more anglers are poling the flats or casting to a shoreline from a Hewes than any other boat ever made.
To Bob Hewes we all owe a debt of gratitude. As shallow water anglers, his early boats shaped our sport and those carrying his name since have provided most all of us a wealth of memories and a realization of our angling dreams. For us at Maverick Boat Company, who have had the privilege and honor of maintaining this legacy since 1988, we thank him for his commitment to innovation, design, quality and value. Those things will always be standard in every Hewes.