Check here often for updates about various ﬁsheries and waterways conservation eﬀorts for which Grady-White and Grady-White owners and associates are active.
The benefits of healthy oyster populations are myriad in terms not only of a delicious food source, but also as an aid to improving estuarine water quality.
Dr. Kennedy Paynter is one of the world’s preeminent scientists monitoring and studying the positive effects of healthy oyster population on fisheries, fisheries habitats, and water quality–especially in the Chesapeake Bay. He’s also the proud owner of Callinectes, a Grady-White Express 360.
Did you know there is important scientific research on dolphinfish (also known as mahi or dorado) that you can participate in as a Grady-White owner or enthusiast and active fisherman?
Eddie Smith, the owner and CEO of Grady-White Boats, grew up in the central foothills of North Carolina, and from an early age he and his father, Eddie Sr. (”George”), shared a love of the outdoors–especially ﬁshing and hunting.
Part of the appeal to the Smith family of purchasing the company in 1968 was the fact that Grady-White was already known as a manufacturer of a tough, safe, well-built boat for the open waters. Certainly, here was a solid legacy to build upon! From the outset, Eddie “got it,” understanding the very special connection between boating and ﬁshing, and as Grady-White developed products for the long-term prosperity of the company, it was clear to Eddie that, from the standpoint of both his heart and his business, the company should set an industry example in encouraging and supporting the future health of ﬁsheries and waterways. Eddie shared his convictions and values with his enthusiastic and passionate management team. In fact, in 2012 Grady-White President Kris Carroll was the ﬁrst recipient of the Center for Coastal Conservation Eddie Smith Award, given yearly by the organization to those in the recreational boating and ﬁshing industry who recognize “...that conservation of America's ﬁshery resources is a vital part of the business.” Thus, as technology and boat model features developed over the years, and as the company prospered more and more, the enthusiasm for sportsmanship, clean waterways and ﬁshing became a hallmark. The continued zeal for the future of outdoor recreation and conservation throughout Grady-White became something that truly sets the brand apart, and today is an ingrained part of the company culture and its products
GRADY-WHITE BOATS IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS