251 CE

25' COASTAL EXPLORER

 

The 251 Coastal Explorer is aptly named. Built on Grady’s SeaV²® hull, the 251 offers more offshore capability and performance than any other inshore fishing boat. With built-in rod storage, bow and stern fishing platforms, a deluxe lean bar with lockable storage and a 25-gal livewell, this 25-foot center console boat is packed with fishing features. Its numerous family-friendly amenities including a head area, plenty of water sport storage and low gunnels for easy access to the water, make it the best fishing and family center console boat!

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251 CE Main Specifications

Beam Amidships
8'6" (2.59 m)

Center Line Length w/o Engines
24'7" (7.49 m)

Bridge Clearance
8'1" (2.46 m)

Cockpit Depth
20" (0.51 m)

Hull Draft
14" (0.36 m)

Transom Deadrise

Maximum HP
300 (224 kW)

Fuel Capacity - Standard
78 gal. (295 l)

Passenger Capacity
10

Weight w/o Engines
3715 lb. (1685 kg)


251 CE Features & Options

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STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

2 automatic bilge pumps (total 2600 GPH) (9842 LPH)

Basic flotation

Bow grab rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steel

Captain Grady® - digital boat systems & operations guide for iPad & iPhone

Composite stringer system & transom - water impervious

Nonskid fiberglass liner

Self-bailing cockpit w/cockpit drains (2)

Stainless steel through-hull fittings

Stern rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steel

Cockpit & Deck

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100% hand laid SeaV² hull & deck

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat with stainless steel cockpit drains

Batteries (4) w/battery select switch (1)

Casting platform insert w/cushion

Cleats - flush mount (pull up)

Cockpit lights - blue LED

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat with recessed cockpit freshwater wash down

Cockpit freshwater shower (recessed)

Deck hardware - 316 grade stainless steel through-bolted

Drink holders - stainless steel (8)

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat with engine flush connection near speaker and cockpit drain

Engine flush system w/hose attachment aft (one per engine)

Factory engine pre-rigging

Fish box - 74-qt. (81.5 l) forward port & starboard insulated fish box w/ob drain (2)

Hydraulic trim tabs w/indicator & retractor

International lighting

Ladder - aft swim ladder

Ladder - bow access ladder w/storage enclosure

Livewell - 12.75-gallon (48.3 l) aft insulated raw water livewell w/light & ob drain (500 GPH pump) (1893 LPH)

Rod holders aft (4)

Rod storage holders forward - vertical (6)

Rubrail - high density PVC w/stainless steel insert

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Seating - aft bench seat w/port & starboard folding backrests & under seat drop-in boxes

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat with deluxe lean bar that has tackle storage and a live well

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

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Seating - port & starboard bow cushioned seating w/folding backrests

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat with radio, cupholders and companion grabrail

Stereo system w/AM/FM tuner, MP3 auxiliary audio connections/amplifier, Bluetooth®, remote unit & fold down storage; speakers - console forward (2), helm (2)

Stern eyes - 316 grade stainless steel

Storage - aft rigging compartments (2)

Storage - forward anchor locker w/rode storage

Storage - port bow compartment w/drawer

Storage - starboard bow compartment w/tackle boxes (4)

T-top (fiberglass) w/painted aluminum frame, integrated windshield, radio box, storage net, dome light, spreader light, rod holders (4) & radar flat

Washdown - pressurized raw water w/hose

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

Console

Accessory outlet - 12V (2)

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat with compass mounted on center console

Compass

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat with radio, cupholders and companion grabrail

Console grab rail

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat with radio, cupholders and companion grabrail

Drink holders - stainless steel (2)

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

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat flush mount electronics area on console

Flush mount electronics area

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

Seating - molded forward console seat w/cushion & backrest

Steering - hydraulic tilt

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat stainless steel steering wheel

Steering wheel - 316 grade stainless steel w/knob

Window - opening window w/screen

Windshield - scratch resistant acrylic windshield integrated w/T-top

OPTIONAL FEATURES

Options

Bow table package

CE certification package (European Conformity)

Engine paint - Yamaha factory-painted engine(s), pearlescent white (300 HP only)

Grady White Boats Hull Colors

Hull color - Celestial Blue, Coastal Fog Blue, Ocean Mist Blue, Sand, Sea Glass or Seaport Blue gelcoat; Cape Gray or Harbor Blue paint

Lighting - underwater blue LED (3)

Rod storage - horizontal (4) (2 port, 2 starboard)

Seating - aft bench seat center backrest

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat with permanently mounted ski arch

Ski arch

Grady-White Coastal Explorer 251, 25-foot bay boat with Yamaha helm master DES steering and controls

Steering - Helm Master EX® Digital Electric Steering

Grady White Boats Yamaha Helm Master

Steering - Helm Master EX® w/Full Maneuverability

Steering - power assist steering (n/a with Helm Master EX® Digital Electric Steering or Helm Master EX® w/Full Maneuverability)

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

Trolling motor set-up

Windshield wiper

Canvas Options

Easy up bow shade (black or ivory mesh)


251 CE Performance Data

Gray Yamaha 300 engine
300 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Single

Top Speed: 49.6 MPH @ 5800 RPM

Optimum Cruise: 27.1 MPH @ 3300 RPM

GPH at Optimum Cruise: 7.4

MPG at Optimum Cruise: 3.66

Gray engine color

GRAY

Standard

White engine color

WHITE

Optional

Gray Yamaha 300 engine
300 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Single

Engine Size

4.2L

Test Date

11/17/2013

Prop Size

15 1/4 X 18 SWS II SDS

Weight as Tested

5186 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop

Yes

Bow Pulpit

No

Bottom Paint

No

Optimum Cruise

27.1 MPH @ 3300 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 5.5 1.4 4.07
1500 7.4 2.2 3.36
2000 8.6 3.4 2.57
2500 13.8 5.1 2.71
3000 22.6 6.4 3.56
3300 27.1 7.4 3.66
3500 29.5 8.5 3.46
4000 34.4 11.3 3.06
4500 38.1 14.6 2.61
5000 43.2 19.8 2.18
5500 47.7 25.1 1.90
5800 49.6 26.6 1.86
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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.
Gray Yamaha 300 engine
300 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Single

Engine Size

4.2L

Test Date

11/17/2013

Prop Size

15 1/4 X 18 SWS II SDS

Weight as Tested

5186 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop

Yes

Bow Pulpit

No

Bottom Paint

No

Optimum Cruise

27.1 MPH @ 3300 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 5.5 1.4 4.07
1500 7.4 2.2 3.36
2000 8.6 3.4 2.57
2500 13.8 5.1 2.71
3000 22.6 6.4 3.56
3300 27.1 7.4 3.66
3500 29.5 8.5 3.46
4000 34.4 11.3 3.06
4500 38.1 14.6 2.61
5000 43.2 19.8 2.18
5500 47.7 25.1 1.90
5800 49.6 26.6 1.86
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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.

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Industry Reviews

 

 November 2018, Best Boat Florida Sportsman - "Grady-White 251 CE — a serious fishing platform with amenities"

 

 June 19, 2017, sportfishingmag.com - "Grady-White 251 CE - Fish Inshore Bays and Blue Water"

 

 June 2017, Sport Fishing Magazine - "251 CE — an evolutionary design"

 

 February 2017, The Fisherman - "Boat sense: Inshore Fishing Boats"

 

 October 2016, anglersjournal.com - "All-Purpose Performers"

 

 April 2015, Sport Fishing Magazine - "Popping for Tarheel Reds"

 

 January 2015, BoatTEST.com - "Grady-White 251 CE (2015-)"

 

 August/September 2014, Salt Water Sportsman - "Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer"

 

 August 2014, Soundings - "Grady-White 251 CE"

 

 May 2014, Sport Fishing Magazine - "Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer"

 

 April 2014, Chesapeake Bay - "Grady-White 251 CE"

 

 March 2014, Boats.com - "Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer"

 

 February 2014, Sport Fishing Magazine - "Bay Boats That Can Take You Offshore"

 

 January 2014, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt - "Inshore Piece of Heaven, Offshore Peace of Mind"