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MORE BOAT. LESS WATER. MORE FISH.
Heavy-gauge, all-welded jet boats usually mean big, heavy, V8 engines and pumps that are expensive to run and maintain. That is not the case with the 230hp BRP Rotax-powered Hewescraft River Runner. This white-water-proven boat pairs the compact 10°-deadrise hull of the Hewescraft Sportsman with a light, fuel-efficient, four-stroke Rotax inboard jet power plant. The River Runner will take you through rapids and into skinny water without the outrageous fuel expense. When you need a Hells-Canyon-proven, jet inboard that won’t break the bank, there’s value—and then there’s Hewescraft River Runner value.
You don’t need a big, deep boat that might only look impressive on a trailer to fish with the legendary Hewescraft safety. Not every Hewescraft is a 27-foot, deep-v monster meant to pound through white-capped ocean chop. Sometimes, a Hewescraft is a right-sized, 18-foot jet boat built to go up shallow rivers where no deep-drafting vessel dares to go.
When the best fishing is where most boats can’t go—around rocks, through weeds, and over glacial gravel—the River Runner is the perfect boat to take you there. No more dinged props, broken skegs, and embarrassed looks—just smooth handling and great fishing. The River Runner hull, paired with a BRP Rotax jet powerplant, enables you to skim over water as shallow as four inches. The River Runner is more boat for the times when there’s less water. Take it where the water is skinny, where few fishermen can go—where it’s conventional-boating hell, but fishing heaven.