Jul 10

Robert Hewes pioneered the flats boat

Now, I’ll be the first to tell you I don’t know a lot/anything about boats. I do know that I am drawn to the lines of flats boats.  Bob Hewes, it turns out, is one of the guys responsible for the clean, sleek and function driven modern flats boat.  He recently passed away at 86.

Robert Hewes, founder of Bob Hewes Boats Enterprises, died Sunday at his home in Miami. He was 86.

Hewes was involved in the marine business going back to his childhood working with his father, before founding his own company, which is now run by his family. He developed the first of what is now known as the modern flats boat and named it the Bob Hewes Bonefisher.

via Robert Hewes pioneered the flats boat.

Seems the company that Bob created was sold a long while back and it is now Maverick.

Nice looking boat.