The Boat

The boat. 21 ft. 9 inch hewes redfisher., 225 yamaha

The boat. 21 ft. 9 inch hewes redfisher., 225 yamaha

The 21-foot Redfisher from Hewes is a favorite among anglers who like to get places fast. Tournament fishermen will appreciate the boat’s speed and agility, but it will also appeal to the average guy who needs to cover a lot of water. Better still, the boat’s 48-gallon fuel capacity provides peace of mind for the trip home. The boat leaps on plane in a very short distance with minimal bow rise, and you had better grab a rail when pushing the throttle forward. Fortunately, there are plenty of rails handy. Throttle response is instantaneous, and in no time you’re cruising at a brisk 44 mph at 4000 rpm. At that speed, the Yamaha isn’t even breaking a sweat. The best part is that the boat always feels solid and secure, even at high speeds. It cuts through small chop with ease, and a 50 mph cruise can easily be maintained. The places previously considered too far away to fish now can be reached in no time.
Hewes skiffs are built with Klegecell foam coring, including the transom, and there’s no wood anywhere in the boat. The hull has full foam flotation with non-absorbing, closed-cell urethane foam, and comes loaded with standard features. These include hydraulic steering, a lighted switch panel, electric Lenco trim tabs, the jackplate, and a wide selection of hull colors. It’s a fast, well-designed, good-looking package that will make those far-away fishing spots seem considerably closer.