Grady-White is one of the oldest and most well-respected brands in saltwater fishing boats and across several categories; they’re at home from bays to big waters.
Popular? It’s the single boat brand most represented in our survey, its fame and presence extending well beyond the demanding North Carolina waters where Grady-White was born more than 60 years ago.
Grady’s reputation rides in large part on its hand-laid SeaV2 progressive hull. Deadrise begins at a stable 20 degrees, with wide chines providing stationary and -trolling stability, and sharpens as it approaches the bow, where it splits waves cleanly and softly.
Fans of offshore center-console boats know what they want: Our survey respondents rank as top attributes reputation, value, low operating cost, and resale value, in that order; they say Grady-White serves them up. In boat performance, CC fans go for a soft, stable ride in rough water; fuel efficiency and range; and a dry ride—what owners consider to be Grady-White’s strengths as well.
Four insulated fish boxes are ready for filling—two in the bow, one in the leaning-bar rigging station, and one aft. The rigging station also has lockable tackle drawers and storage, freshwater washdown, and a 45-gallon livewell.
There are five cockpit, two amidships and four bow rod holders, plus four rod holders on the T-top, six more on the leaning bar, and vertical storage for six tuna sticks within the console.
At the helm are a trio of Command Elite horizontally adjustable contoured helm chairs. Electronics are flush mounted in the expansive dash.