Patents, trademarks, exclusive features,

pioneering designs and bold ideas: 

the remarkable story of Grady-White innovation.

 

 

The bold idea behind Grady-White when the company was founded 60 years ago was to make solid, tough, well-built boats to take on the open waters of North Carolina, the Northeast and–today–all around the world. That fundamental concept remains, and over the years countless breakthroughs, innovations, patents, pioneering designs, and exclusive features and options–big and small–have marked Grady-White’s steady march on that journey. Today, without any doubt, through superb engineering, consistent ownership and management, exceptional attention to detail, innovation, and amazing craftsmanship, Grady-White continues to create the world’s finest coastal boats. Throughout the decades, Grady-White boats have been recognized for their superior build and classic style, but a closer look reveals that Grady-White’s record of exclusive innovations is unmatched by any competitive brand. Take a look at just a small fraction of the inventive developments that contribute to delivering the ultimate boating experience.

 

 

Patents

Integrated rod storage slides tuck rods in the console cabin gunwales for added functionality.

Patent pending interior rod racks: The flagship Canyon 456 is first shown in Miami in 2018, with integrated sliding rack rod storage in the console cabin’s forward gunwales.

Grady first introduced the patented fold away forward facing bolstered backrests on the 271 center console.

Patented Seatbacks: Grady-White’s new Canyon 271 in 2017 introduces the Fold Away Forward Facing Bolstered Backrests.

Patent pending interior rod racks: The flagship Canyon 456 is first shown in Miami in 2018, with integrated sliding rack rod storage in the console cabin’s forward gunwales.

Patented Seatbacks: Grady-White’s new Canyon 271 in 2017 introduces the Fold Away Forward Facing Bolstered Backrests.

The patented fold down cockpit step assembly was first featured in 2016 which makes boarding easy.

Patented boat access:  The fold down cockpit step assembly becomes a feature in 2016 and makes boarding and disembarking a Grady-White easy for all the crew and guests.

Grady's patented three-position sliding and tilting companion seat.

Patented seating: In 2014, Grady’s three-position sliding and tilting companion seat assembly breaks new ground in dual console comfort.

Patented boat access:  The fold down cockpit step assembly becomes a feature in 2016 and makes boarding and disembarking a Grady-White easy for all the crew and guests.

Patented seating: In 2014, Grady’s three-position sliding and tilting companion seat assembly breaks new ground in dual console comfort.

The AirView AV2 hardtop enclosure takes comfort to a new level offering both openness and protection.

Exclusive innovation and trademarked hardtop enclosure: The AirView AV hardtop enclosure first offered in 2013 takes the hardtop comfort feature to a new level of both openness and protection. In 2015, the AV integrated hardtop appears, and in 2018 the AV T-top debuts.

One-of-a-kind owner's information guide, the Captain Grady app was developed in 2012.

Exclusive, one-of-a-kind owner’s information/intelligent iPad application tool: Captain Grady® iPad and iPhone application first created in 2012 delivers information and confidence so that even first-time boaters can operate the boat with complete confidence.

Exclusive innovation and trademarked hardtop enclosure: The AirView AV hardtop enclosure first offered in 2013 takes the hardtop comfort feature to a new level of both openness and protection. In 2015, the AV integrated hardtop appears, and in 2018 the AV T-top debuts.

Exclusive, one-of-a-kind owner’s information/intelligent iPad application tool: Captain Grady® iPad and iPhone application first created in 2012 delivers information and confidence so that even first-time boaters can operate the boat with complete confidence.

Electromechanically adjustable lounge seat gives added comfort when cruising and retracts for maximum fishing cockpit space.

Patented seating: In 2006 Grady-White’s new Tournament 275 introduced the electronically controlled convertible lounge seat and seat assembly.

Fold down aft bench seat allows max space when fishing and comfortable seating when cruising.

Patented seating: Grady-White introduces the company’s aft fold down bench seat assembly in 2003, providing the “best seat in the house” and quickly and easily folding out of the way. This feature expanded across the line with new products each year.

Patented seating: In 2006 Grady-White’s new Tournament 275 introduced the electronically controlled convertible lounge seat and seat assembly.

Patented seating: Grady-White introduces the company’s aft fold down bench seat assembly in 2003, providing the “best seat in the house” and quickly and easily folding out of the way. This feature expanded across the line with new products each year.

Grady-White's renowned SeaV2 hull debuted in 1989 and remains the best riding boat manufactured today.

Exclusive innovation and registered trademark hull design: Grady-White’s SeaV2® hull debuted in 1989, with its continuous variable vee–then and now providing the proven best ride on the water. One ride will convince you!

Exclusive innovation and registered trademark hull design: Grady-White’s SeaV2® hull debuted in 1989, with its continuous variable vee–then and now providing the proven best ride on the water. One ride will convince you!

Pioneering Designs

Grady's pioneering design created the 251 CE, the company's first shallower draft boat for inland waters.

Pioneering design:  The first of Grady-White’s Coastal Explorer series, the 251 CE, came out in 2014, joined by the 191 CE in 2015. These models feature a shallower draft for inland waters, coupled with the legendary SeaV2 ride.

Grady introduced the industry's largest dual console model in 2013, the Freedom 375.

Breakthrough concept: Taking advantage of further advances in horsepower of outboard engines, in 2013 Grady-White introduced the industry’s largest dual console to date–the Freedom 375.

Pioneering design:  The first of Grady-White’s Coastal Explorer series, the 251 CE, came out in 2014, joined by the 191 CE in 2015. These models feature a shallower draft for inland waters, coupled with the legendary SeaV2 ride.

Breakthrough concept: Taking advantage of further advances in horsepower of outboard engines, in 2013 Grady-White introduced the industry’s largest dual console to date–the Freedom 375.

Grady continued to lead the industry in outboard power innovation with the Express 330.

Breakthrough concept: The Express 330 takes outboard powered boating to an entirely new level in 2002, with the room, comfort, and fishability of 40-foot-plus inboards. Grady continues to lead the industry in outboard power innovation.

Grady-White has won every Customer Satisfaction Award every presented by the National Marine Manufacturing Association.

Unprecedented recognition for customer satisfaction: In the 1990s, independent Marine Matrix studies showed Grady-White at the very top levels of satisfaction. In 2001, Grady- White begins a string of all nine JD Power and Associates top rankings and all 16 NMMA CSI Awards. No competitive company is even close to that record.

Breakthrough concept: The Express 330 takes outboard powered boating to an entirely new level in 2002, with the room, comfort, and fishability of 40-foot-plus inboards. Grady continues to lead the industry in outboard power innovation.

Unprecedented recognition for customer satisfaction: In the 1990s, independent Marine Matrix studies showed Grady-White at the very top levels of satisfaction. In 2001, Grady- White begins a string of all nine JD Power and Associates top rankings and all 16 NMMA CSI Awards. No competitive company is even close to that record.

Grady-White has been leading the way in dual console design since 1979.

Breakthrough concept/pioneering design: The original saltwater dual console. The Tarpon 190 is created in 1979, complete with fiberglass liner, “bullet proof” tough hull, storage, and fish features. Today, with 40 years of experience, Grady defines the state of the art of the popular dual console boat design.

Grady-White introduced the Kingfish 254, largest fully fiberglass coastal boat, in 1978.

Breakthrough concept/pioneering design: In 1978, Grady introduced the Kingfish 254, the largest fully fiberglass coastal boat to date. In 1980, the outboard version of that boat, the Sailfish 255, led Grady-White owners to confidently and safely venture far offshore.

Breakthrough concept/pioneering design: The original saltwater dual console. The Tarpon 190 is created in 1979, complete with fiberglass liner, “bullet proof” tough hull, storage, and fish features. Today, with 40 years of experience, Grady defines the state of the art of the popular dual console boat design.

Breakthrough concept/pioneering design: In 1978, Grady introduced the Kingfish 254, the largest fully fiberglass coastal boat to date. In 1980, the outboard version of that boat, the Sailfish 255, led Grady-White owners to confidently and safely venture far offshore.

Grady started adding creature comforts to their center console models in 1975.

Pioneering design: In 1975, Grady improved the “hardcore” center console design with creature comforts that customers wanted. Today, Grady offers the most complete line of center consoles starting at 18 feet, and including a new dimension in outboard center console fishability and luxury, the 45-foot LOA, 14-foot beam Canyon 456.

The walkaround cabin boat was a breakthrough concept introduced by Grady-White in 1974.

Breakthrough concept/pioneering design: The walkaround cabin concept was introduced in 1974, providing both protection and shelter and easy access forward. This proven Grady-White design remains the perfect coastal boat choice for many customers.

Pioneering design: In 1975, Grady improved the “hardcore” center console design with creature comforts that customers wanted. Today, Grady offers the most complete line of center consoles starting at 18 feet, and including a new dimension in outboard center console fishability and luxury, the 45-foot LOA, 14-foot beam Canyon 456.

Breakthrough concept/pioneering design: The walkaround cabin concept was introduced in 1974, providing both protection and shelter and easy access forward. This proven Grady-White design remains the perfect coastal boat choice for many customers.

In 1972 Grady-White began manufacturing in the industry's and world's most modern and efficient boat facility.

Exclusive Innovation: In 1972 Grady-White moves into a new plant–a facility that remains today, through continuous improvement, one of the most modern and efficient boat manufacturing facilities in the world. You are invited to visit.

Exclusive Innovation: In 1972 Grady-White moves into a new plant–a facility that remains today, through continuous improvement, one of the most modern and efficient boat manufacturing facilities in the world. You are invited to visit.