Grady-White Canyon 306: 2021 Boat Buyers Guide

The Canyon 306 meets the demands of even the most discerning anglers.
Grady-White Canyon 306 fishing near shore
The Canyon 306 can easily accommodate multiple anglers. Courtesy Grady-White Boats

Founded in 1959, Grady-White Boats builds 26 models of fiberglass offshore, sport-fishing and family-fishing boats, from 18 to 45 feet, in Greenville, North Carolina.

One of the best-known and well-respected brands across several categories—and most represented in our survey—Grady-White’s reputation rides in large part on its hand-laid SeaV2 progressive hull. Deadrise begins at a stable 18 to 21 degrees at the transom, with wide chines providing stability both at rest and trolling, sharpening as it approaches the bow to split waves cleanly and softly.

The company has been awarded every third-party customer-satisfaction award ever presented in the marine industry, including JD Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Awards and NMMA Customer Satisfaction Index honors.


Grady-White Canyon 306

Grady-White’s popular 30-foot Canyon 306 has evolved, while retaining signature features.

Bow seating on the center console now features forward-facing backrests that fold away to further boost already -generous fishing room. An optional insert converts the entire bow to a roomy casting platform. Beneath the seat cushions are a pair of 150-quart insulated fish boxes.

The 306′s helm can accommodate two 16-inch displays, plus additional electronics and controls. The standard -fiberglass T-top has a large radio box, rod holders, outrigger plates, overhead PFD storage, LED lights, molded-in sound-system speakers, and spreader lights fore and aft, plus a full-height windshield.


Aft of the companion seat is a 47-gallon lighted livewell with a patented full-column aeration plenum and viewing window. A stand-up rigging station/-multipurpose area attends it.

The console features a roomy stand-up head enclosure with marine head, shower system and sink, teak accents, and recessed lighting.

Tuna-stick storage is -important to offshore center-console -respondents—68 percent stash seven or more—and the Canyon 306 meets their demands. Gunwale storage accommodates fly rods 9-plus feet, or 50-pound-class trolling sets, reels positioned forward or aft, secured behind a hinged locker door.


A 304-quart aft cockpit fish box, in addition to the two in the bow, awaits the catch of the day.

Survey Says: On Target

  • Patented foldaway transom seat
  • Unsinkable construction

Owners Say

  • Very reliable and steady offshore platform
  • Sturdy, reliable, functional
  • Quality and customer support

Brand Says

  • The size-range standard in the luxury sport-fishing market
  • We always keep key fishing features first in our designs, then we add the luxurious comfort and other features

Reader Response

  • “A solid, seaworthy boat in all types of seas”


LOA: 30′6″

Beam: 10′7″


Fuel Capacity: 290 gal.

Dry Weight: 6,950 lb. plus power

Max HP: 700

Certifications: NMMA

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