Interest in boating continued to escalate, and demand for many Grady models continued to outperform other brands. Refreshed designs across the line with new cushions, tops, design details, features and options made the 2015 model year line up even more desirable. The Express 330 got a full helm and cabin update, incorporating customer suggestions with exceptional detail and more luxurious appointments. The commanding Express 370 also received terrific upgrades that make this boat even more elegant and refined in the cabin, while maintaining her incredible rugged durability for offshore fishing or long-range trips. Mid-year, a smaller scale Coastal Explorer joined the Grady-White family with the introduction of the 191 CE at the Miami International Boat Show. Sporty and fun, she was and is an instant big hit with the younger crowd for all kinds of boating adventures, and proves once again that through well-considered customer input, Grady-White can pack a ton of features into a smaller package, much the same way Grady builds highly desired feature-rich refinements and durability into every model including the larger boats.
Grady-White revealed a completely new website in the fall of 2015, made even more user friendly and packed full of the details boat buyers need, along with interesting information customers want to explore and expand their Grady experience. The site aimed to provide the industry’s most up-to-date and detailed information, as well as the most thorough company and “Grady Life” lifestyle experience. The introduction of the new site was hailed by customers and dealers alike! The elegant ivory header mirrors the SeaV2® hull design shear line, and the big picture format makes the site beautiful to view while being easy to navigate.
For the 2016 model year, Grady-White completely redesigned a perennial favorite, the Freedom 275. With innovative new features and fresh styling, the 275 is a perfect model for families looking for a boat in that size range to go farther and take along more friends for all kinds of fun! A triple engine option was added to the already awesome Canyon 336, in answer to requests from many Grady-White offshore fishing enthusiasts looking for even more extra power and speed.
Grady-White also put a new twist on the spectacular Canyon 271 offshore sportfisher. Many customers were asking for more fishing room forward, so the Grady-White team redesigned the console, converted the large forward center box into a full size cooler, and made the bow available to function as a true casting platform. With an eye on innovation and versatility, the Grady design and engineering team added never-before-seen gunwale hugging bolsters that convert to comfortable and secure seat backs. Responding to customer requests, Grady-White also added a T-top integrated, extra-tall windshield at the console that gives the captain and crew extra protection in tough conditions. Ready for gamefish battles or for family fun, the Canyon 271 is a great addition to the line.
For summer 2016, a new hull configuration platform was ushered in with the unveiling of the Freedom 235 and the Fisherman 236. Both of these not-so-identical “twins” incorporate fully integrated stern swim platforms port and starboard that double as boarding surfaces, with storage room and boarding ladder starboard. Both boats immediately hit a sweet spot in the market with customers moving up from some of the smaller dual or center consoles. Many new and old Grady enthusiasts say these are the perfect mid-size boats for their families, and offer versatility, safety, and features that buyers say did not exist on other brands.