THE PILLARS OF HCB

WHO WE ARE

  • The Birth of a Brand

    Brand founded with the creation of its first bass boat by Joe Reeves.

  • Highly Recognized

    Became highly recognized for the largest and best riding boats in the market place.

  • Blue Water Boats

    Blue water boats were born – known as the first salt water boats.

  • Wendy’s Fishing Team

    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.

  • Fuel Standard

    Developed “fuel standard” where portfolio strategy dictated that fuel capacity would be the largest in the industry – increasing range of the boats significantly.

  • Launched CC

    Launched the “CC” or center console line with the 180 CC – line-up quickly expanded to four (4) boats up the 23’.

  • Walk-Around Cabins

    Introduced walk-around cabin boats with the 212 and 230 WA.

  • Vector Series

    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

    Largest center console of its class and award-winning 33’ center console.

  • Frigid Rigid

    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).

  • FLW Kingfish Tour

    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.

  • 2nd Row Seat

    Designed and launched a large 2nd row seat, what is now known as a sleigh seat in the industry.

  • Bay Boats

    Introduced Bay Boats to the line-up with the 19’ Bay with great market acceptance.

  • 41′ Center Console

    New flagship 41’ center console was launched, and quickly became the largest center console of its own class – positioned to compete with sportfish boats

  • Electronic Screens

    First to put 3 electronic screens as standard on an innovative helm layout.

  • New Wave Trend

    Began a new-wave trend of luxury styling and moderate custom builds.

  • HydraSports Custom Boats

    Long-term enthusiast acquires the brand and transitions it to HydraSports “CUSTOM” Boats to anchor as a “custom” center console company.

  • Quad Yamaha 350’s

    First to standardize Quad Yamaha 350’s as a new expectation for power.

  • Gryo Systems

    One of the cutting-edge brands to introduce gryo systems in the larger boats.

  • Cross-Curved Glass

    Introduced a cross-curved™ glass giving 360o helm visibility through the windshield system.

  • Pressured Baitwell

    Invented the first of its kind pressured baitwell system.

  • Seven Marine 557

    Launched the first Seven Marine 557 hp engines configuration.

  • The Sueños

    The world’s largest center console, Sueños, is introduced to the marketplace.

  • Sueños Innovation Award

    Won innovation award for largest center console with the most amenities – appealing to fishing and non-fishing boaters (Sueños).

  • A Change In Direction

    New ownership departs from mixed product portfolio to only focus only on the luxurious center console custom boats.

  • The 39′ Speciale

    Utilizing the award winning and popular design of the 53 Suenos, the new 39 Speciale yacht is born.

  • The Crucero Experience

    The Crucero™ customer-centric culture is established to deliver the “full yacht” experience

  • Product Portfolio

    Product portfolio is re-tooled with all new the custom “yachts”.

  • Yacht Refinements

    Product models are introduced with industry leading new yacht refinements.

  • HCB Center Console Yachts

    HydraSports Custom Boats is re-incarnated as the HCB Center Console Yachts company.

  • New Annex

    New Annex private “factory-partnered” network established to expand service reach and presence to leading markets.

  • 65′ Estrella

    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 Partnership

    Rationalized a partnership with Seven Marine & Volvo to offer the 1st ever Seven Marine quint (5) engine configuration.