Grady-White Canyon 271: 2023 Boat Buyers Guide

Family-friendly amenities joined with fishing-friendly standard features.

Grady-White Boats’ attention to detail is as unchanging as its focus on continual improvement. Its boats feature the brand’s exclusive SeaV2 hull, and boast unsinkable foam-filled hull construction, true self-bailing cockpits, and iconic versatility, luxury, and value.

The celebrated brand builds boats from 18 to 45 feet in its Greenville, North Carolina, plant, with a total of 25 models in five design families: coastal explorer, center-console, dual-console, walkaround cabin and express cabin. 

The company has received every third-party customer-satisfaction award ever presented in the marine industry.

Grady-White Canyon 271 

Grady-White Canyon 271 offshore
Reach the offshore grounds while remaining dry and comfortable. Courtesy Grady-White

Already an agile center-console sport-fisher with big-boat features, the popular Grady-White Canyon 271 now boasts a port cockpit side door and dockside power.

These amenities join fishing-friendly standard features such as lockable rod storage, deluxe full-feature lean bar, and a trio of fish boxes: two of 85 quarts each in the bow and one of 196 quarts in the cockpit, which also features a 32-gallon insulated livewell with full-column distribution.

A bench seat faces a helm with a large, flush-mount electronics panel, Yamaha Helm Master EX digital electric steering, and hydraulic trim-tab controls. The large, scratch-resistant windshield is incorporated into the painted aluminum-framed T-top, which boasts rod holders and outrigger plates, among other attributes.

Comfort features include Grady-White’s patented foldaway aft bench and a console with a tinted side window and ventilated head. A transom door makes boating large fish or accessing the swim platform easy.

Options include a leaning-bar upgrade, Command Elite helm chairs, stainless-steel outriggers with carbon-fiber poles, a Yamaha Helm Master EX full-maneuverability package and/or bow thruster, and an electrically retractable hardtop sunshade with Sunbrella canvas.

Manufacturer’s Remark

At Grady-White, we focus on combining innovation, performance, and safety all packaged in elegant luxury to delight our customers.

Performance Data

  • Test Power: Twin Yamaha 4.2L four-stroke
  • Test Props: Yamaha Saltwater Series II, 15 1⁄4” x 19”
  • Test Load: 8,638 lb., including boat, engines, crew, fuel, water, gear and accessories
  • Test Speed: 56.2 mph at 6,000 rpm
  • Max Range: 347 miles (90 percent of 186 gal. fuel capacity at 2.07 mpg, 30 mph, 3,300 rpm)
Fuel Capacity:186 gal.
Dry Weight:5,914 lb. plus power
Max HP:600

Editor Says

Grady-White became best known for its superlative walkarounds, but over the last two decades, the Canyon series has changed that. Built on the company’s smooth-riding SeaV2 hull, you can reach the offshore grounds while remaining dry and comfortable.  -Joe Albanese, Executive Editor Salt Water Sportsman

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