One of the most respected boatbuilding companies in the world, Grady-White Boats has a legendary reputation for designing and producing outstanding fiberglass boats. Since 1959, Grady-White has been building boats in Greenville, N.C. Learn about the rich history of our company through the material below.
From its founding in 1959 by Glenn Grady and Don White, to the latest luxury boat innovations, this timeline covers the most significant events in our company’s history; including the industry standards Grady has set over the past 60 years. You’ll see how Grady-White became the most respected boat manufacturer in the world; from the changeover to fiberglass boats all the way to the introduction of Grady’s flagship, the Canyon 456, as well as numerous patents and pioneering designs that makes Grady-White an industry leader.
50th Anniversary Book
The first 50 Years of Grady-White history tells a fascinating story. Founded in 1959 by Glenn Grady and Don White, then purchased in 1968 by Eddie Smith, an energetic 26 -year old, Grady-White has set many industry standards. Major milestones include engineering the largest fully fiberglass coastal boat, to the introduction of the much admired SeaV2® hull. With determination, drive and an unprecedented dedication to customer service, Smith and his team worked day and night to turn a fledgling business into a world-renowned company.
This 20-minute video gives an exciting overview of Grady-White’s first 50 years and the evolution of the exceptional attention to detail that today is an important part of delivering the ultimate boating experience to every customer. From humble beginnings of wooden boats made in a Greenville, NC warehouse, to the transition to fiberglass, and many other innovations that took place over those first 50 years, you’ll see how Grady’s customer driven culture took a good company and made it into a great company that delivers a superior boating experience.