New 2014 Hewes Boats
When Bob Hewes started building boats his goal was simple -- create the best all around, light tackle shallow-water boat available. Today, that goal hasn't changed but almost everything else has. Over fifty years of experience has taught us a lot about building light tackle boats. That experience and passion is expressed nowhere better than the new Hewes models.
These boats are lighter, stronger, faster and safer with revolutionary new hull designs, state-of-the-art construction techniques, and more fishing-smart features than any other shallow-water boat on the market.
The Hewes Redfishers are truly angler inspired. They are designed and constructed with the absolute latest in marine technologies and materials. Each boat has been substantially improved from both a technology and fishing point-of-view. Our ideas and methods are all tested on the water, in real world fishing conditions by the Hewes factory teams. That's why the handcrafted skiffs built by Hewes perform better, are more versatile, easier to maintain, traditionally hold higher value and are just plain better boats to own.
What hasn't changed about the new models is the Hewes spirit and over 50-year legacy of experience, innovation, quality and value. These things will always be standard features in our boats. Wet test the new Hewes today. We are very proud of them
The Hidden Quality in a Hewes
While other boat manufacturers try to impress buyers with so-called quality features they put on a boat, much of Hewes innovations and quality is found in the boat. Some of the most important Hewes features are hard to notice without a close look and in some cases are hidden in the construction process
The Hews “Sea Chest” Livewell System
All Hewes Redfisher livewells are fed raw water through our exclusive "Sea Chest" system. Designed to be completely flush with the hull bottom, the Sea Chest provides ample raw water without drag or debris contamination, typical of most livewell pick-ups. We also include a canister filter and shut off valve to allow you to clear any clogs in the line
The Hewes Reinforced Transom
The full-step transom and built-in jack plate of the new 21 Redfisher is reinforced with 4 knees that tie into the stringers, a 3" x 4' cross member, and our exclusive above-and-below-deck through-bolted transom plate make it the strongest combination on the market.
Hewes 100% Hand Lay-Up, No-Wood Construction
Our boats are all handmade. Each piece of fiberglass, including the skin coat, is cut, placed and laminated by hand. We don't use cheaper chopper-gun construction, which can result in a lower-quality, heavier boat. The Hewes hull, transom and deck are built with 100% Klegecell® foam core/no-wood construction for unmatched strength and lightness.
The new Redfishers are available in three model configurations the 16', 18', and the 21'. These Redfishers are classified as true backcountry boats, designed for the specific fishing challenges the backcountry presents...shallow water, longer runs, spin, plug, livebait and trolling motor fishing.
They feature breakthrough design and construction improvements, plus many new backcountry-friendly features. With added focus on dry storage, livewells, and shallower draft, these latest generation Redfishers deliver enhanced speed, range, and performance, along with less weight and added strength. The new Redfishers may be the most versatile, solidly built backcountry skiffs ever made.
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