Check here often for updates about various ﬁsheries and waterways conservation eﬀorts for which Grady-White and Grady-White owners and associates are active.
With the leadership of Eddie Smith and the resources of Grady-White and the Smith Family Foundation, contributions to the North Carolina Nature Conservancy have been made towards the conservation and enhancement of oyster reefs.
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has appointed Grady-White VP Joey Weller to its board of directors.
A 21-foot Grady-White Freedom 205 named Moja, a gorgeous, highly trained and specialized dog with an astonishing nose named Tucker, and a dedicated outfit called Conservation Canines seem so unlikely to have anything do with the preservation of the magnificent beasts known as orca…
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