251 CE
25' COASTAL EXPLORER
The 25-foot 251 CE Coastal Explorer center console is in a class by itself, a surpassing answer to other larger shallow water boats. Notably, the 251 is created for inshore use primarily as a sport fishing boat and offers more offshore, rough water capability than any bay boat. Here’s the best answer to off-the-beaten-track family fun and versatility.

Main Specifications

Beam Amidships
8'6" (2.59 m)

Center Line Length w/o Engine

24'7" (7.49 m)

Bridge Clearance

6'1" (1.85 m)

– w/T-top
7'9" (2.36 m)
Cockpit Depth
20" (0.51 m)
Hull Draft
14" (.36 m)

Transom Deadrise

Maximum HP
300 (224 kW)

Fuel Capacity - Standard

78 gal. (295 l)

Passenger Capacity
10
Weight w/o Engine
3550 lb. (1610 kg)
 
 
 

251 CE

Standard Features

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Safety
2 automatic bilge pumps (total 2600 GPH) (9842 LPH) Basic flotation Bow rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steelBow rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steel Captain Grady - digital boat systems and operations guide for iPad and iPhoneCaptain Grady - digital boat systems and operations guide for iPad and iPhone Composite stringer system & transom - water impervious
Console grab railConsole grab rail Nonskid fiberglass linerNonskid fiberglass liner Self-bailing cockpit w/cockpit drains (2)Self-bailing cockpit w/cockpit drains (2) Stainless steel through-hull fittingsStainless steel through-hull fittings Stern rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steelStern rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steel
Cockpit & Deck
100% hand laid hull & deck100% hand laid hull & deck Battery select switch - easy access podBattery select switch - easy access pod Casting platform insert w/cushionCasting platform insert w/cushion Cleats - flush mount (pop up)Cleats - flush mount (pop up) Cockpit lights - blue LEDCockpit lights - blue LED Cockpit freshwater shower (recessed) w/10-gallon (38 l) water tankCockpit freshwater shower (recessed) w/10-gallon (38 l) water tank Deck hardware - 316 grade stainless steel through-bolted Drink holders - stainless steel (8)Drink holders - stainless steel (8) Factory engine pre-rigging Fish box - 74-qt. (81.5 l) forward port insulated fish box w/ob drainFish box - 74-qt. (81.5 l) forward port insulated fish box w/ob drain Fish box - 74-qt. (81.5 l) forward starboard insulated fish box w/ob drainFish box - 74-qt. (81.5 l) forward starboard insulated fish box w/ob drain Fuel capacity - 78-gallon (295 l) tank Hydraulic trim tabs w/indicator & retractorHydraulic trim tabs w/indicator & retractor International lighting Ladder - aft swim ladderLadder - aft swim ladder
Ladder - bow access ladder w/storage enclosureLadder - bow access ladder w/storage enclosure Livewell - 12.75-gallon (48.3 l) aft insulated raw water livewell w/light & ob drain (500 GPH pump) (1893 LPH)Livewell - 12.75-gallon (48.3 l) aft insulated raw water livewell w/light & ob drain (500 GPH pump) (1893 LPH) Rod holders aft (4)Rod holders aft (4) Rod storage holders forward - vertical (6)Rod storage holders forward - vertical (6) Rubrail - high density PVC w/ stainless steel insertRubrail - high density PVC w/ stainless steel insert Seating - aft bench seat w/port & starboard folding backrestsSeating - aft bench seat w/port & starboard folding backrests Seating - Deluxe lean bar w/backrest, lockable storage, rod holders (4), 25-gallon (95 l) insulated raw water livewell w/light, full column distribution inlet & ob drain (800 GPH pump) (3028 LPH)Seating - Deluxe lean bar w/backrest, lockable storage, rod holders (4), 25-gallon (95 l) insulated raw water livewell w/light, full column distribution inlet & ob drain (800 GPH pump) (3028 LPH) Seating - port & starboard bow box cushions w/folding backrestsSeating - port & starboard bow box cushions w/folding backrests Stereo system w/AM/FM tuner, MP3 auxiliary audio connections/amplifier, Bluetooth(R), remote control & fold down storage; speakers - console forward (2) & helm (2)Stereo system w/AM/FM tuner, MP3 auxiliary audio connections/amplifier, Bluetooth(R), remote control & fold down storage; speakers - console forward (2) & helm (2) Stern eyes - heavy-duty 316 stainless steelStern eyes - heavy-duty 316 stainless steel Storage - aft rigging compartments (2)Storage - aft rigging compartments (2) Storage - forward anchor locker w/rode storageStorage - forward anchor locker w/rode storage Storage - port bow compartment w/drawerStorage - port bow compartment w/drawer Storage - starboard bow compartment w/tackle boxes (4)Storage - starboard bow compartment w/tackle boxes (4) Washdown - pressurized raw water w/ hoseWashdown - pressurized raw water w/ hose
Console
Accessory outlet - 12V (2)Accessory outlet - 12V (2) CompassCompass Drink holders - stainless steel (2)Drink holders - stainless steel (2) Flush mount electronics areaFlush mount electronics area Head - lockable console w/stand up head area, dome light, bulk storage & portable headHead - lockable console w/stand up head area, dome light, bulk storage & portable head
Seating - molded forward console seat w/cushion & backrestSeating - molded forward console seat w/cushion & backrest Steering - hydraulic tilt Steering wheel - 316 grade stainless steel w/knobSteering wheel - 316 grade stainless steel w/knob Window - opening window w/screenWindow - opening window w/screen Windshield - scratch resistant acrylic windshield w/handrailWindshield - scratch resistant acrylic windshield w/handrail

Optional Features

Options
Bow table packageBow table package CE certification package Engine flush system w/hose attachment aft (one per engine)Engine flush system w/hose attachment aft (one per engine) Hull color - Celestial Blue, Coastal Fog Blue, Sand, Sea Glass or Seaport Blue gelcoat; Cape Gray or Harbor Blue paintHull color - Celestial Blue, Coastal Fog Blue, Sand, Sea Glass or Seaport Blue gelcoat; Cape Gray or Harbor Blue paint Rod storage - lockable horizontal storage for 4 rods (2 port, 2 starboard)Rod storage - lockable horizontal storage for 4 rods (2 port, 2 starboard) Seating - aft bench seat center backrestSeating - aft bench seat center backrest
Ski pylonSki pylon Steering - power assist steering T-top (fiberglass) w/integrated windshield, painted frame, radio box, storage net, dome light, spreader light, rod holders (4) & radar flat (replaces standard console windshield)T-top (fiberglass) w/integrated windshield, painted frame, radio box, storage net, dome light, spreader light, rod holders (4) & radar flat (replaces standard console windshield) T-top color - underside of fiberglass T-top (requires T-top option and matching gelcoat hull color option)T-top color - underside of fiberglass T-top (requires T-top option and matching gelcoat hull color option) Trolling motor set-upTrolling motor set-up Windshield wiperWindshield wiper
Canvas Options
Bimini top w/boot (navy)Bimini top w/boot (navy)
 
 
 
 

CHOOSE AN ENGINE BELOW FOR DETAILED PERFORMANCE SPECS OR SELECT TWO ENGINE PACKAGES TO COMPARE

250 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE

250 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE Single

PERFORMANCE DATA

SELECT TO COMPARE

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE Single

PERFORMANCE DATA

SELECT TO COMPARE

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COMPARE A DIFFERENT ENGINE PACKAGE
250 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE

250 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE Single

Engine Size:

4.2L

Test Date:

11/18/2013

Prop Size*:

15 3/4 X 15 SWS II SDS

Weight as Tested:

5151 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop:

Yes

Bow Pulpit:

No

Bottom Paint:

No

Optimum Cruise: 26.5 MPH @ 3500 RPM

Top Recommended RPM: 5000 - 6000

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 5.2 1.3 3.96
1500 7.3 2.1 3.54
2000 8.7 3.3 2.62
2500 12.1 5.0 2.44
3000 13.1 6.0 2.20
3500 26.5 8.0 3.31
4000 30.6 10.6 2.90
4500 34.4 13.1 2.64
5000 39.1 16.3 2.41
5500 42.2 20.3 2.08
6000 45.5 24.6 1.85
300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE Single

Engine Size:

4.2L

Test Date:

11/17/2013

Prop Size*:

15 1/4 X 18 SWS II SDS

Weight as Tested:

5186 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop:

Yes

Bow Pulpit:

No

Bottom Paint:

No

Optimum Cruise: 27.1 MPH @ 3300 RPM

Top Recommended RPM: 5000 - 6000

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 5.5 1.4 4.07
1500 7.4 2.2 3.36
2000 8.6 3.4 2.57
2500 13.8 5.1 2.71
3000 22.6 6.4 3.56
3300 27.1 7.4 3.66
3500 29.5 8.5 3.46
4000 34.4 11.3 3.06
4500 38.1 14.6 2.61
5000 43.2 19.8 2.18
5500 47.7 25.1 1.90
5800 49.6 26.6 1.86

BACK

VIEW SPECS FOR A DIFFERENT ENGINE PACKAGE
250 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE

250 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE Single

Engine Size:

4.2L

Test Date:

11/18/2013

Prop Size*:

15 3/4 X 15 SWS II SDS

Weight as Tested:

5151 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop:

Yes

Bow Pulpit:

No

Bottom Paint:

No

Optimum Cruise: 26.5 MPH @ 3500 RPM

Top Recommended RPM: 5000 - 6000

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 5.2 1.3 3.96
1500 7.3 2.1 3.54
2000 8.7 3.3 2.62
2500 12.1 5.0 2.44
3000 13.1 6.0 2.20
3500 26.5 8.0 3.31
4000 30.6 10.6 2.90
4500 34.4 13.1 2.64
5000 39.1 16.3 2.41
5500 42.2 20.3 2.08
6000 45.5 24.6 1.85
300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE Single

Engine Size:

4.2L

Test Date:

11/17/2013

Prop Size*:

15 1/4 X 18 SWS II SDS

Weight as Tested:

5186 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop:

Yes

Bow Pulpit:

No

Bottom Paint:

No

Optimum Cruise: 27.1 MPH @ 3300 RPM

Top Recommended RPM: 5000 - 6000

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 5.5 1.4 4.07
1500 7.4 2.2 3.36
2000 8.6 3.4 2.57
2500 13.8 5.1 2.71
3000 22.6 6.4 3.56
3300 27.1 7.4 3.66
3500 29.5 8.5 3.46
4000 34.4 11.3 3.06
4500 38.1 14.6 2.61
5000 43.2 19.8 2.18
5500 47.7 25.1 1.90
5800 49.6 26.6 1.86

251 CE Customer Reviews

Industry Reviews
 
June 19, 2107 sportfishingmag.com

"Grady-White 251 CE - Fish Inshore Bays and Blue Water"

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June 2017 Sport Fishing Magazine

"251 CE — an evolutionary design"

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February 2017 The Fisherman

"Boat sense: Inshore Fishing Boats"
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October 2016 anglersjournal.com

"All-Purpose Performers"

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April 2015 Sport Fishing Magazine

"Popping for Tarheel Reds"

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January 2015 Boattest.com

"251 CE Captain's Report"

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August/September 2014 Salt Water Sportsman

"Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer"

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August 2014 Soundings

"Grady-White 251 CE"

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May 2014 Sport Fishing Magazine

"Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer"

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April 2014 Chesapeake Bay

"Grady-White 251 CE"

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March 2014 Boats.com

"Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer"

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February 2014 Sport Fishing Magazine

"Bay Boats That Can Take You Offshore"

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January 2014 Great Lakes Scuttlebutt

"Inshore Piece of Heaven, Offshore Peace of Mind"

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