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December 20, 2010
Your dealer has details now! Coming January 1, it’s
time to “Get the Grady!” The incredible Canyon 366, the Chesapeake 290, our new Freedom 255, every single new Grady-White model is eligible regardless of model year! We are creating a winter wonderland with incentives worth cash towards the purchase of any new Grady-White plus Yamaha offers additional credits or two-year extended warranties on most engines. Don’t wait, offer expires March 6! Talk to your dealer today!

Techniques for docking in wind and/or current

Most Grady-White captains are good boat handlers, but as new generations come along and first mates graduate to captain, it’s a good idea to review the techniques.


Boat handling while coming ashore or getting underway in wind and/or current can be tricky especially around the dock. It’s a lot safer and easier for boat and crew if you know and understand good docking techniques. Here is a technique that works well if the stronger force (wind or current) is coming off the dock or ahead. Remember that this may take a little practice, but soon you’ll be docking like a pro.

1. Approach dock slowly at an angle of about 30°-40°.

2. Put engine in reverse a few feet from the dock to slow and halt the boat, then shift engine to neutral and, while fending off the boat as necessary, get the bowline ashore and secured.

3. With the bow secured, turn the engine as if to make a starboard turn, have a mate fend off the bow as necessary, and power ahead to swing the stern in towards the dock.

4. Tie the stern line to the dock. You may want to use a spring line to make re-boarding easy, and use fenders or bumpers tied to the boat rails depending on exactly where the wind and/or current are from.

You can find more handling tips at the Docklines Archive on our website and at Customer Tips.

Grady-White Freedom 255 Walkthrough Video

255 Video

Get acquainted with the 25-foot dual console Freedom 255 by viewing this informative walkthrough featuring Eric Sorensen, author of Sorensen’s Guide to Powerboats.

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Parades, Flotillas and Holidays! Oh My!!
Photo by A. B. Potter, WB Magazine & Lumina News

Grady-White owners around the country are enjoying the Grady Life including holiday celebrations at Grady Club meetings and gatherings on land, sea and air! Here’s a handsome shot from Wrightsville Beach, NC. Happy Holidays to all, enjoy the season!

Grady Gear!
Clique Men’s Softshell Jacket

This softshell jacket is highly water resistant and breathable. It features a polyester outer shell with spandex for a great fit and a bonded microfleece lining for warmth. Reflective piping and drop tail, adjustable Velcro® cuffs, and inside pouch for valuables are additional perks. Includes the Grady-White logo embroidered on the left chest. Shop online for all the Grady enthusiasts on your list.

Grady Buddies
Visions of doggie biscuits,
slow squirrels and squeaky toys dancin' in his head!

Fin the bulldog naps off Block Island aboard John and Kay Baez’s Marlin 300. Bet we know what Fin dreams about on the night before Christmas! More Grady buddy photos in our photo gallery.

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