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Grady-White 231 CE 23-foot coastal explorer port side running

231 CE

23' COASTAL EXPLORER

 

Fully equipped with the outstanding performance of the inshore version of the SeaV²® hull, the all-new 231 Coastal Explorer offers superb sportscar-like handling, rough water capabilities, and the nimble ability to fish in some of the skinniest water. Built with quality and craftsmanship for true owner satisfaction, the 231 CE is perfect for those looking for an inshore boat in the 23-ft. class.

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231 CE Main Specifications

Beam Amidships
8'6" (2.59 m)

Center Line Length w/o Engines
22’7” (6.88 m)

Bridge Clearance
7'10" (2.39 m)

Cockpit Depth
20” (0.51 m)

Hull Draft
16" (0.41 m)

Transom Deadrise

Maximum HP
250 (186 kW)

Fuel Capacity - Standard
70 gal. (265 l)

Passenger Capacity
10

Weight w/o Engines
3720 lb. (1687 kg)


231 CE Features & Options

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STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

Automatic bilge pump (1500 GPH) (5678 LPH)

Basic flotation

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer bow grab rail.

Bow grab rails - low profile 316 grade stainless steel

Composite stringer system & transom - water impervious

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer nonskid fiberglass liner.

Nonskid fiberglass liner

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer self-bailing cockpit.

Self-bailing cockpit w/cockpit drains (2)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer stainless steel through hull fittings.

Stainless steel through-hull fittings

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer stern grab rails.

Stern grab rails - low profile 316 grade stainless steel

Cockpit & Deck

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer hand laid hull.

100% hand laid SeaV² hull & deck

Batteries (2) w/battery select switch (1)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer cleats.

Cleats - flush mount (pull up)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer cockpit lights.

Cockpit lights - blue LED

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer freshwater shower.

Cockpit freshwater shower (recessed)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer deck hardware.

Deck hardware - 316 grade stainless steel through-bolted

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer drink holders.

Drink holders - stainless steel (8)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer engine flush system.

Engine flush system w/hose attachment aft

Factory engine pre-rigging

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer forward fish box.

Fish box - 277-qt. (262.1 l) forward insulated fish box w/overboard drain

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer hydraulic trim tabs.

Hydraulic trim tabs w/indicator & retractor

International lighting

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer swimming platform ladder.

Ladder - aft swim ladder

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer cleats.

Rod holders - cockpit (4)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer rod holders.

Rod storage - forward vertical (4) & aft vertical (3)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer rubrail.

Rubrail - high density PVC w/stainless steel insert

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer aft jump seats.

Seating - aft jump seats (2) w/innovative swing-open, walk-through backrests

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer deluxe lean bar.

Seating - Deluxe lean bar w/backrest, lockable storage, rod holders (4), knife & plier holder, 25-gallon (95 l) insulated raw water livewell w/light, full column distribution inlet & ob drain (800 GPH pump) (3028 LPH)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer electromechanically adjustable bow seats.

Seating - bow cushioned seating w/electromechanically adjustable backrests (2)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer stereo and drink holders.

Stereo system w/waterproof touch screen display, AM/FM tuner & Wi-Fi & Bluetooth® connectivity; speakers w/LED lights - bow (2), cockpit (2)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer hydraulic trim tabs.

Stern eyes - 316 grade stainless steel

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer aft rigging compartments.

Storage - aft rigging compartments (2)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer forward anchor locker.

Storage - forward anchor locker w/rode storage

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer raw water washdown.

Washdown - pressurized raw water w/hose

Water tank - 10-gallon (38 l) fresh water

Console

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer accessory outlet.

Accessory outlet - 12V (2)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer compass.

Compass

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer stereo and drink holders.

Drink holders - stainless steel (2)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer forward console fish box.

Fish box - 29-qt. (27 l) insulated storage box under forward console seat

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer helm.

Flush mount electronics area

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer head.

Head - lockable console w/stand up head area, indirect light, bulk storage & portable head

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer forward console seat.

Seating - molded forward console seat w/cushion & backrest

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer steering wheel.

Steering - hydraulic tilt

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer steering wheel.

Steering wheel - 316 grade stainless steel w/knob

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer t-top.

T-top - fiberglass w/painted aluminum frame, storage net, LED spreader lights, rod holders (4), tri-colored (red, blue, white) LED recessed lights (3) & radar flat

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer console window.

Window - opening window w/screen

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer windshield wiper.

Windshield - scratch resistant acrylic integrated w/T-top

OPTIONAL FEATURES

Options

Casting platform insert w/cushion

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer cockpit rod storage.

Cockpit rod storage - horizontal (4)

CE certification package (European Conformity)

Head - portable w/deck pump out

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer hull color.

Hull color - Celestial Blue, Coastal Fog, Ocean Mist, or Sea Glass gelcoat

Ski arch

Steering - Helm Master® EX w/Integrated Digital Electric Steering (does not include joystick)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer bow table.

Table - fiberglass bow table (requires casting platform insert)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer t-top.

T-top color - underside of fiberglass T-top (requires matching gelcoat hull color option)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer trolling motor package.

Trolling motor pre-rig - batteries (3) and 20-amp battery charger (trolling motor not included)

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer windshield wiper.

Windshield wiper

Canvas Options

Grady-White 231 CE, 23ft coastal explorer easy up bow shade.

Easy up bow shade (ivory mesh)


231 CE Performance Data

Yamaha 250 hp gray engine
250 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Single

Top Speed: 48.8 MPH @ 5950 RPM

Optimum Cruise: 27.9 MPH @ 3500 RPM

GPH at Optimum Cruise: 7.8

MPG at Optimum Cruise: 3.58

Gray engine color

GRAY

Standard

Yamaha 250 hp gray engine
250 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Single

Engine Size

4.2L

Test Date

1/30/24

Prop Size

15 1/2 X 17 SWSII SDS

Weight as Tested

5277 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop

Yes

Bow Pulpit

Yes

Bottom Paint

No

Optimum Cruise

27.9 MPH @ 3500 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 5.1 1.4 3.64
1500 6.9 2.2 3.14
2000 8.0 3.7 2.16
2500 12.4 5.5 2.25
3000 22.7 6.3 3.60
3500 27.9 7.8 3.58
4000 32.6 10.9 2.99
4500 36.8 13.9 2.65
5000 40.9 18.0 2.27
5500 45.2 23.6 1.92
5950 48.8 25.6 1.91
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PERFORMANCE DISCLAIMERS
The following variables can affect performance: wind, current, sea conditions, speed, engine performance, transducer, trolling time, engine trim, bottom paint, trim tabs, curtains, tops, gear placement and prop size/condition/type. This report should be used only as a general reference guide. Prop size, pitch and prop features listed in this performance report reflect the available props factory installed on new boats from Grady-White at this time. Props cited in the report may be an updated version(s) of the prop(s) used at the time of the test.
Yamaha 250 hp gray engine
250 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Single

Engine Size

4.2L

Test Date

1/30/24

Prop Size

15 1/2 X 17 SWSII SDS

Weight as Tested

5277 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop

Yes

Bow Pulpit

Yes

Bottom Paint

No

Optimum Cruise

27.9 MPH @ 3500 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 5.1 1.4 3.64
1500 6.9 2.2 3.14
2000 8.0 3.7 2.16
2500 12.4 5.5 2.25
3000 22.7 6.3 3.60
3500 27.9 7.8 3.58
4000 32.6 10.9 2.99
4500 36.8 13.9 2.65
5000 40.9 18.0 2.27
5500 45.2 23.6 1.92
5950 48.8 25.6 1.91
Back To Engines
PERFORMANCE DISCLAIMERS
The following variables can affect performance: wind, current, sea conditions, speed, engine performance, transducer, trolling time, engine trim, bottom paint, trim tabs, curtains, tops, gear placement and prop size/condition/type. This report should be used only as a general reference guide. Prop size, pitch and prop features listed in this performance report reflect the available props factory installed on new boats from Grady-White at this time. Props cited in the report may be an updated version(s) of the prop(s) used at the time of the test.

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Industry Reviews

 

 May 2024, fishtalkmag.com - "Grady-White 231 CE: Angling Adventures Await"

 

 April 2024, The Fisherman - "Grady-White 231 CE Coastal Explorer"