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Hewes Redfisher 21 Flats Boat

April 26, 2021
Ingman Marine
Boat Manufacturer News
April 26, 2021
Ingman Marine
Boat Manufacturer News

Hewes has revamped their Redfisher 21. This legendary model has been updated to be faster, stronger and just plain better! The Redfisher 21 is guaranteed to become a favorite among all the anglers who want to go places fast. The 21 ft. 6 in flats boat is designed to house up to 350hp, launching you at speeds well into the 60’s. Take a look at all of the specs and features below, they will not disappoint.

Boat Specs & Media

Beam: 8 ft 6 in

Deadrise: 15°

Draft: 14 in

Fuel Capacity: 50 gal

LOA: 2 ft 6 in

Maximum HP: 350 hp

Maximum Capacity: 6 persons or 1200 lbs

Weight: 2,850 lbs

Color Options

If you want to customize your Redfisher 21, there is a wide selection of colors you can choose from. Their palette includes: Pure White, Atlantic Blue, Whisper Grey, Haze Grey, Sardina Green, or Azul Blue. Keep your hull solid or choose a 2-tone design.

Engine Options

In terms of engine options, please note that Ingman Marine only offers Yamaha Motors for new boats. This is because we have a partnership with Yamaha Outboards and even have a repower specialist, KG. With a maximum horsepower of 350hp, you’ll want to consider the all new Yamaha 5.3 L V8 F350C. Need a little less power, try the Yamaha F300XCA or 300XSB. You also have the option to buy the boat without any motor and purchase your desired motor elsewhere.

Steering and Handling

The Redfisher 21 comes with a standard Hydraulic jack plate equipped with a blinker switch (10 in). Additionally, hydraulic steering, stainless steel steering wheel, and trim tabs are also included.

There are a few optional items you can choose from:

  • Digital electric steering
  • Hydraulic tilt steering
  • Steering wheel upgrade: stainless or black Edson with power knob upgrade

Quality Finish Construction

Flats boats are smaller boats, but that doesn’t mean they stray away from quality finishing touches and construction. Besides, Hewes boats are known for their quality. See the list of standard and optional features below.

Standard Features:

  • Stainless steel rub rail
  • Premium fade-resistant Gelcoat
  • Aluminum motor-bolt reinforcement plates
  • Backing plate for trolling motor installation
  • Recessed hardware for snag-free fishing
  • No wood, as well as no rot foam and core with premium resin

Optional Features:

  • Powder coating package: black, grey, matte black, or white
  • White rub rail, that offers the possibility of a stainless steel insert upgrade

Family Features

Going on a boat trip is all about safety, and this also applies to a Flats boat. Despite the fact that a Flats boat doesn’t have a lot of space available, there are still some features that can make your fishing trip a comfortable one.

The all-white cushion color is standard, as well as the cushioning package (helm seat bench) and the cooler mounted in front of the console with cushion set (deluxe Engel cooler, 35 qt). The boarding ladder comes as an optional feature.

Fishing Features

The Redfisher 21 was made with fishing in mind. The Hewes team did a great job making sure the model came with a lot of fishing features, some standard and others optional.

Optional Features:

  • Bow casting platform
  • Bass seat plate (bow)
  • Garmin packages: 1242XSV Touch and Deluxe 861XSV
  • Poling Tower (42in)
  • Power poles:
  • 8ft, black/white, port
  • 8ft, black/white, stbd
  • 10ft, black/white, port
  • 10ft, black/white, stbd
  • Push pole holder
  • Trolling motors:
  • Motorguide Xi5 Wireless Electric Steer, 54in, 36v
  • Motorguide Vari MAX DIG Hand-Controlled, 50in, 36V

Standard Features:

  • Flush forward and aft casting decks
  • Rod Tubes, for tip protection
  • TM wiring system, with battery trays (36v)
  • Console Rod Rack (2, 3-bank)
  • Wide walkaround gunnels
  • Under-gunnel rod storage

Livewells and Pumps

“Fishing boat” normally means that you can guarantee there will be at least one livewell. The standard Flats boat models come with an automatic bilge pump and a 44-gallon aft center Livewell. Additional features include a 40-gallon aft port Release Well, a recirculating pump system that requires a release well option for the aft port, and another recirculation pump system for the livewell, aft center.

Cockpit and Storage

Even though these boats might not be the biggest around, there are a few options available in terms of the cockpit and storage.

Standard Features

  • Self-bailing cockpit
  • foam insulated box
  • Flush molded-in deck hinges
  • 4 guttered and lock-down dry storage compartments

Optional Features

  • Faux teak decking: under gunnel, brown/black or grey/black
  • Faux teak decking: poling platform, brown/black or grey/black
  • Removable helm seat backrest w/cushion
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Safety, Comfort, and Convenience

Hewes boats are known for their top-notch safety and the Redfisher is no stranger to that concept.

Optional Features

  • Shipping cover: none or shrink wrap
  • Trailer Pro Package
  • Trailer spare tire
  • Trailer swing tongue
  • Trailer aluminum wheels
  • windscreen w/ over the console grab rail
  • Bow or stern lifting hardware (3 point)
  • Hewes trailer (tandem axle)

Standard Features

  • Nautical compass
  • Console grab rail
  • Flush mount bow cleat (6in)
  • Flush mount stern cleat (2)

Lights and Electric

When it comes to the lights and electric features of this boat, most of them are standard. The optional features include Group 31 batteries and a battery charger (4-bank).

Standard Lights and Electronics:

  • 12-volt accessory jack
  • Cockpit lights (blue LED)
  • Livewell light (aft center)
  • Fuse switch panel w/ waterproof switches
  • Navigation Lights, LED
  • Nickle-tinned fused wiring harness

Fishing with a Flats Boat

When it comes to a Flats Boat, what is important to mention is that it’s designed primarily for the purpose of fishing in shallow and protected water areas. If you want to choose a Flats Boat for fishing, make sure you choose one that has a silent engine or at least an option to switch to a trolling motor so you can cut the large power engine.

Fishing will become a delight, as this kind of boat will run smoothly over Florida’s shallow waters, giving you the chance to catch species such as Redfish, Snook, or Tarpon. Looking for freshwater fishing? This boat can run in the shallow ricers and lake scattered through florida. Target freshwater Catfish and Largemouth Bass. The low profile allows you to easily reach over the edge to bring your catch on board.

Last Words

Ingman Marine is a proud dealer for all Hewes Models. If chosen, we accompany each Hewes model with a brand-new Yamaha outboard with the proper HP for your needs! This upgraded Redfisher 21 is a prime example of why we enjoy selling the Hewes line.

Its shallow profile, large casting decks and center console set up make for a perfect skinny water fishing machine. While it’s 26ft in length and 8.6ft in width you can fit up to 6 people on the boat, but if you are looking for an optimal angling experience, we recommend sticking with about 4 fisherman at a time.

The walk-around gunnels offer a full 360° of fishing opportunities. With a 50gal fuel capacity spend hours on the water doing what you love. With its 15° deadrise this boat should be kept in the shallows or inshore waters.

Ingman Marine is a certified Hewes dealership. Here you will find more than just the Redfisher 21. We are proud to sell all Hewes models. We offer in-stock models and custom boat order services. Contact on of our qualified sales representatives to get started today!

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