Mako Boats History
Founded in 1966 by Robert Schwebke, over 50 years ago, Mako Boats builds strong, high-performance center console fishing boats.
“Schwebke’s inspiration came from his own search for an affordable boat with a safe and highly functional fishing platform. This led to him developing Mako boats, because he knew what it meant to find something highly functional, yet affordable.”
Debut at the 1967 Miami Boat Show
The first 19ft bay boat made its debut at the 1967 Miami Boat Show where it sold 400 units – something unheard of even in today’s standards of boat show sales. The company quickly earned a reputation for building seaworthy boats and formed a following of Mako owners who gathered for events and fishing to tell tales of their Mako experiences.
Mako Boats: Five Decades Later, Still Standing and More Active Than Ever
Five decades later, the fans still stand and are more active than ever. The company continues to develop new technologies and building techniques that make inshore and offshore boating into remarkable experiences.
“For over 50 years, Mako center console boats have been built for high performance for the avid angler. These hardcore fishing machines have all the amenities one expects from a center console, including rod holders all around, live bait wells, and 360-degree fishability for when fighting fish becomes a challenge.”
Center Console Boats
Mako center console boats are fast, reliable, strong, and light, as they are built from fiberglass.
“These offshore boats are made for fishermen looking for something fast and for a boat that can handle itself in all types of seas. Offshore boats are just that – vessels that are made to go out to sea and help you capture that near-impossible catch; and many use live bait for such efforts.”
Inshore and Offshore Boats
Mako inshore and offshore boats are now under the leadership of Johnny Morris and White River Marine Group.
For the last 50 years, the company created inshore and offshore experiences for the passionate fisherman and have a very loyal following.
“Today, the largest boat builder in the world by volume is White River Marine Group. As a member of the group, Mako inshore and offshore boats have been creating legendary performance with a strong heritage into every one of its models.”
The company has over 200 dealers and service centers for its inshore and offshore vessels across the country and is dedicated to their craft.
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Mako Boats Models
|Model Name||Production Year||LOA||Beam||Draft|
|261 Center Console||1987-1995||26' (7.92m)||8' 6" (2.59m)||1' 6" (0.46m)|
|262 Center Console||1994-1996||26' 3" (7.98m)||8' 6" (2.59m)||1' 6" (0.46m)|
|263 Walkaround||1993-1998||26' 3" (7.98m)||8' 6" (2.59m)||1' 4" (0.41m)|
|282 Center Console||1995-2003||28' (8.53m)||8' 6" (2.59m)||1' 6" (0.46m)|
|284 Center Console||2005-2020||28' 4" (8.64m)||9' 10" (3m)||3' 3" (0.97m)|
|293 Walkaround||1995-2003||24' (7.29m)||9' 6" (2.9m)||1' 9" (0.53m)|
|314 Cuddy||2002-2004||31' 3" (9.52m)||10' 6" (3.2m)||3' 3" (0.97m)|
|414 Center Console||2018-2020||41' (12.5m)||12' (3.63m)||2' 4" (0.71m)|