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1985 - STARTUP Maverick Boat Company, Inc. formed with the purchase of an 18 foot flats boat mold by Scott and Troy Deal
1986 First Maverick Owner's Tournament held at Flamingo, FL and held every year since on the last Thursday of September in Islamorada
1987 Starts a long history of boat donations to the CCA Florida with a contribution of a Maverick 18 to the FCA and becomes the first boat sponsor to join the conservation effort
1988 - HEWES IS PURCHASED Purchases Hewes Boats, "The Boat That Invented the Sport", solidifying the top spot in the flats boat business still held today
1991 Develops the Maverick Mirage, the first boat ever designed specifically for noiseless poling and coins the term "Technical Poling Skiff"
1992 Men’s Journal votes the Hewes Bonefisher one of the “85 Perfect Things”
1994 Donates a Hewes Redfisher to FCA (now CCA ), raising funds in the effort to gain 5,000 signatures to help pass the "Net Ban" amendment banning gill nets in Florida waters
1996 Launched the first ever flats boat featuring a full tunnel in Houston, Texas
1998 - PATHFINDER IS BORN Pathfinder bay boats start on the back of an envelope and launch the "Bay Boat Revolution”, forever changing inshore fishing
2001 Maverick introduces VARIS (Vaccum Assisted Resin Infusion System) becoming first fishing boat builder to production build complete boats using infusion
2002 Remake of the Hewes Redfisher
2005 - COBIA IS PURCHASED Cobia Boats purchased from Yamaha Motor Corporation
2006 Scott Deal named first recipient of CCA of Florida Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 Complete Cobia model line-up revamp starts with introduction of new 21 Bay and 256 CC
2009 New Maverick 18 HPX introduced, eventually becoming top selling technical poling skiff model on the market
2011 Pathfinder sets new bay boat running performance standard with the introduction of the 2300 HPS (Eventual winner of 2014 IFA Redfish Championship)
2012 Hewes brand celebrates 60 years with new designs for the iconic Redfisher 16 and 18 models
2013 Maverick launches the revolutionary 17 HPX-S which scores 4 top three tournament finishes in first 6 months
2014 Scott Deal wins Eddie Smith Conservation Award and works with Congress as co-chair of the Morris Deal Commission to establish guidelines for national recreational fisheries
Cobia 296CC becomes the top selling 30 footer in the country and Cobia launches its flagship model, the 344CC
2016 Maverick Boat Company, Inc. changes name to Maverick Boat Group to better represent its full portfolio of the Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and Cobia brands and its 21 different model offerings ranging from 16 foot flats boats to 34 foot center consoles.
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