In 1989, Grady-White reached another milestone with the Marlin 28. The Marlin introduced the C. Raymond Hunt and Associates/Grady-White exclusive SeaV2® hull, a new design with a “continuously variable” vee shape that provides a very soft dry ride while the boat is cruising or running, and stability when the boat is trolling or at the dock.
The hull was a natural evolution for customers going further offshore who desired a softer, more comfortable ride for their families. By the early '90s, all Grady models sported a SeaV2® hull.
“The '80s and '90s were interesting. The demand was so high we literally could have grown 300% or 400%,” recalls Smith. “But instead, we stayed true to our deliberate decision to focus on getting the details right, and to limit production. We felt this was the only way to maintain our high quality and customer satisfaction.”