Brand founded with the creation of its first bass boat by Joe Reeves.
Became highly recognized for the largest and best riding boats in the market place.
Blue water boats were born – known as the first salt water boats.
Became the professional fishing tournament boat of choice by the Wendy’s Restaurant Fishing Team, which participated in the nationwide Southern King Fish Association Tournaments – this lasted until 1999.
Developed “fuel standard” where portfolio strategy dictated that fuel capacity would be the largest in the industry – increasing range of the boats significantly.
Launched the “CC” or center console line with the 180 CC – line-up quickly expanded to four (4) boats up the 23’.
Introduced walk-around cabin boats with the 212 and 230 WA.
Created the “Vector” series with a six (6) boat line-up from 24’ to 28’ – had great reception in the marketplace, selling hundreds of each model – becoming a 17 boat portfolio in a few short years.
Largest center console of its class and award-winning 33’ center console.
Incorporated high quality Frigid Rigid insulated coolers and lids into the boat design as fix box lids and coolers – standard on all models (better than Yeti).
Became the boat of choice by many anglers participating in the FLW Kingfish Tour on the Eastern Seaboard – brand is known for winning the most cash payouts.
Designed and launched a large 2nd row seat, what is now known as a sleigh seat in the industry.
Introduced Bay Boats to the line-up with the 19’ Bay with great market acceptance.
New flagship 41’ center console was launched, and quickly became the largest center console of its own class – positioned to compete with sportfish boats
First to put 3 electronic screens as standard on an innovative helm layout.
Began a new-wave trend of luxury styling and moderate custom builds.
Long-term enthusiast acquires the brand and transitions it to HydraSports “CUSTOM” Boats to anchor as a “custom” center console company.
First to standardize Quad Yamaha 350’s as a new expectation for power.
One of the cutting-edge brands to introduce gryo systems in the larger boats.
Introduced a cross-curved™ glass giving 360o helm visibility through the windshield system.
Invented the first of its kind pressured baitwell system.
Launched the first Seven Marine 557 hp engines configuration.
The world’s largest center console, Sueños, is introduced to the marketplace.
Won innovation award for largest center console with the most amenities – appealing to fishing and non-fishing boaters (Sueños).
New ownership departs from mixed product portfolio to only focus only on the luxurious center console custom boats.
Utilizing the award winning and popular design of the 53 Suenos, the new 39 Speciale yacht is born.
The Crucero™ customer-centric culture is established to deliver the “full yacht” experience
Product portfolio is re-tooled with all new the custom “yachts”.
Product models are introduced with industry leading new yacht refinements.
HydraSports Custom Boats is re-incarnated as the HCB Center Console Yachts company.
New Annex private “factory-partnered” network established to expand service reach and presence to leading markets.
New luxury center console category is created with a yacht (65 Estrella) that incorporates an athletic appeal, easier operation, refined comfort, and a better user experience.
Rationalized a partnership with Seven Marine & Volvo to offer the 1st ever Seven Marine quint (5) engine configuration.