THE PILLARS OF HCB

WHO WE ARE

THE BIRTH OF A COMPANY

  • The Birth of a Brand (1973): Brand founded with the creation of its first bass boat by Joe Reeves.
  • Highly Recognized (1987): Became highly recognized for the largest and best riding boats in the market place.
  • Blue Water Boats (1991): Blue water boats were born – known as the first salt water boats.
  • Wendy’s Fishing Team (1991): 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 (1994): 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 (1996): Launched the “CC” or center console line with the 180 CC – line-up quickly expanded to four (4) boats up the 23’.

THE LARGEST CENTER CONSOLE

  • Walk-Around Cabins (1999): Introduced walk-around cabin boats with the 212 and 230 WA.
  • Vector Series (2000): 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 (2003): Largest center console of its class and award-winning 33’ center console.
  • Frigid Rigid (2004): 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 (2005): 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 (2007): Designed and launched a large 2nd row seat, what is now known as a sleigh seat in the industry

THE LARGEST CENTER CONSOLE

  • Walk-Around Cabins (1999): Introduced walk-around cabin boats with the 212 and 230 WA.
  • Vector Series (2000): 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 (2003): Largest center console of its class and award-winning 33’ center console.
  • Frigid Rigid (2004): 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 (2005): 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 (2007): Designed and launched a large 2nd row seat, what is now known as a sleigh seat in the industry

THE CUSTOM BOAT COMPANY

  • Bay Boats (2008): Introduced Bay Boats to the line-up with the 19’ Bay with great market acceptance.
  • 41′ Center Console (2008): 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 (2009): First to put 3 electronic screens as standard on an innovative helm layout.
  • New Wave Trend (2011): Began a new-wave trend of luxury styling and moderate custom builds.
  • HydraSports Custom Boats (2012): 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 (2012): First to standardize Quad Yamaha 350’s as a new expectation for power.

AWARD WINNING CENTER CONSOLE

  • Gyro Systems (2012): One of the cutting-edge brands to introduce gyro systems in the larger boats
  • Cross-Curved Glass (2013): Introduced a cross-curved™ glass giving 360o helm visibility through the windshield system.
  • Pressured Baitwell (2014): Invented the first of its kind pressured baitwell system.
  • Seven Marine 557 (2014): Launched the first Seven Marine 557 hp engines configuration.
  • The Sueños (2015): The world’s largest center console, Sueños, is introduced to the marketplace.
  • The Sueños Innovation Award (2015): Designed and launched a large 2nd row seat, what is now known as a sleigh seat in the industry

AWARD WINNING CENTER CONSOLE

  • Gyro Systems (2012): One of the cutting-edge brands to introduce gyro systems in the larger boats
  • Cross-Curved Glass (2013): Introduced a cross-curved™ glass giving 360o helm visibility through the windshield system.
  • Pressured Baitwell (2014): Invented the first of its kind pressured baitwell system.
  • Seven Marine 557 (2014): Launched the first Seven Marine 557 hp engines configuration.
  • The Sueños (2015): The world’s largest center console, Sueños, is introduced to the marketplace.
  • The Sueños Innovation Award (2015): Designed and launched a large 2nd row seat, what is now known as a sleigh seat in the industry

BRAND EVOLUTION

  • A Change In Direction (2016): New ownership departs from mixed product portfolio to only focus only on the luxurious center console custom boats.
  • The 39′ Speciale (2017): Utilizing the award winning and popular design of the 53 Suenos, the new 39 Speciale yacht is born.
  • The Crucero Experience (2017): The Crucero™ customer-centric culture is established to deliver the “full yacht” experience.
  • Product Portfolio (2017): Product portfolio is re-tooled with all new the custom “yachts”
  • Yacht Refinements (2018): Product models are introduced with industry leading new yacht refinements.
  • HCB Center Console Yachts (2018): HydraSports Custom Boats is re-incarnated as the HCB Center Console Yachts company.

LOOKING TOWARDS THE HORIZON

  • New Annex (2018): New Annex private “factory-partnered” network established to expand service reach and presence to leading markets.
  • 65′ Estrella (2018): 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 (2018): Rationalized a partnership with Seven Marine & Volvo to offer the 1st ever Seven Marine quint (5) engine configuration.

LOOKING TOWARDS THE HORIZON

  • New Annex (2018): New Annex private “factory-partnered” network established to expand service reach and presence to leading markets.
  • 65′ Estrella (2018): 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 (2018): Rationalized a partnership with Seven Marine & Volvo to offer the 1st ever Seven Marine quint (5) engine configuration.