Grady-White Canyon 306: 2023 Boat Buyers Guide

The Canyon 306 mixes a comfortable ride with many fishing amenities.
Grady-White Canyon 306 at sunrise
The Canyon 306 is an offshore fishing machine. Courtesy Grady-White

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 306

Innovation, comfort and versatility begin at the bow of the Grady-White Canyon 306, where patented forward-facing backrests—in place for the ride to the fishing grounds—fold away for fishing. An optional insert transforms the bow into a casting platform or sun pad, with a bow table being another option.

At the helm, with its full-height windshield, two Command Elite adjustable helm chairs provide comfort, commanding views forward, and put you in comfortable reach of the wheel, throttle and displays. Standard are Yamaha Helm Master EX digital electric steering controls; the Helm Master EX with full maneuverability is an upgrade option.

The fishing-foremost Canyon 306 has holders for up to 25 rods, as well as a 47-gallon lighted livewell with full-column water distribution within the deluxe lean bar. A cockpit side door makes access to the water easy to haul in the big catch. 

The lean bar also contains a freshwater sink with pullout faucet, lockable storage, tackle trays, and rod and tool holders. 

Within the cockpit is a 304-quart fish box, and two more of 150 quarts each are within port and starboard bow seats. 

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 12” x 17”
  • Test Load: 10,286 lb., including boat, engines, crew, fuel, water and gear
  • Test Speed: 50.5 mph at 5,900 rpm
  • Max Range: 430 miles (90 percent of 290 gal. fuel capacity at 1.65 mpg, 30.2 mph, 3,600 rpm)


Fuel Capacity:290 gal.
Dry Weight:6,950 lb. plus power
Max HP:700

Editor Says

The Grady-White name was emblazed in my ­memory at an early age, and its enunciation ­invariably brings forth in my mind the qualities that I seek in an ­offshore fishing machine. -Jim Hendricks, Staff Editor, Boating and Fishing Group

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