Freedom 285

28' DUAL CONSOLE

 

Grady-White’s dual console offshore boats are truly the most versatile, luxurious boats on the market, and the redesigned 28-foot Freedom 285 is no exception. From its wide beam, open cockpit, and plentiful features including plush seating and a port side cockpit door with boarding ladder, the 285 delivers on both comfort and innovation. Fully outfitted for fishing, water sports or just cruising the waterfront this sleek and sporty boat is a pleasure to drive and reliable in all sea conditions because it sits on Grady’s signature SeaV²® hull.

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Freedom 285 Main Specifications

Beam Amidships
9'6" (2.89 m)

Center Line Length w/o Engines
28' (8.53 m)

Bridge Clearance
8'3" (2.51 m)

Cockpit Depth
27" (0.69 m)

Hull Draft
22" (0.56 m)

Transom Deadrise

Maximum HP
600 (448 kW)

Fuel Capacity - Standard
214 gal. (810 l)

Weight w/o Engines
6500 lb. (2948 kg)


Freedom 285 Features & Options

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STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

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

Basic flotation

Bow grab rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steel

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

Cockpit toe rails

Composite stringer system & transom - water impervious

Nonskid fiberglass liner

Self-bailing cockpit w/cockpit drains (4)

Stainless steel through-hull fittings

Cockpit & Deck

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100% hand laid SeaV² hull & deck

Accessory outlet - 12V

Accessory outlet - 5V duplex USB port

Anchor windlass w/remote switches at helm & windlass

Batteries (2) w/battery select switches (2)

Cleats - flush mount (pull up)

Cockpit bolsters

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console recessed cockpit freshwater shower

Cockpit freshwater shower (recessed)

Cockpit lights - blue LED

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console cockpit side door on port side

Cockpit side door - port w/boarding ladder

Companion grab rail

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console compass above helm

Compass

Cutting board

Deck hardware - 316 grade stainless steel through-bolted

Drink holders - stainless steel (17)

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

Factory engine pre-rigging

Fish/ice box - 118-qt. starboard forward insulated box w/ob drain

Fish/ice box - 185-qt. (175.1 l) aft insulated box w/light & ob drain

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console helm overall with flush mount electronics area and controls

Flush mount electronics area

Footrest - helm & companion

Hardtop w/painted aluminum frame, storage net, speakers (2), LED spreader lights, tri-colored (red, blue, white) LED recessed lights (4), side mounted rod holders (4), outrigger plates & front & side curtains (black or ivory)

Head - lockable port console w/dome light, bulk storage, mirror w/shelf, composite cherry & holly sole & marine head w/electric flush, 10-gallon (38 l) holding tank w/macerator, overboard discharge & deck pump out

Hydraulic trim tabs w/indicator & retractor

Integrated outboard mounting system w/swim platform & ladder

International lighting

Livewell - 32-gallon (121.1 l) aft insulated raw water livewell w/light, full column distribution inlet & ob drain (1100 GPH pump) (4164 LPH)

Rod holders - cockpit (4), transom (1)

Rod storage racks - horizontal (3)

Rubrail - high density PVC w/stainless steel insert

Seating - Deluxe companion bench seat w/aft facing electromechanically extendable lounge seat & Corian® countertop

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console helm bench with extendable lounge seat aft

Seating - Deluxe electromechanically adjustable helm seating w/electromechanically extendable aft lounge seat & Corian® countertop

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Seating - foldaway aft bench seat w/cushion

Seating - port & starboard bow cushioned seating

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console helm overall with flush mount electronics area and controls

Steering - Helm Master EX® Digital Electric Steering

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console stainless steel steering wheel

Steering wheel - 316 grade stainless steel w/knob

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console stereo on helm

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

Stern eyes - 316 grade stainless steel

Storage - forward anchor locker w/rode storage

Storage - lockable starboard console compartment w/light

Storage - port bow storage box

Storage - starboard console storage drawer w/tackle trays (4)

Table - fiberglass bow table

Transducer mounting flats

Transom door - fiberglass

Washdown - pressurized raw water w/hose

Water tank - 20-gallon (75.7 l) freshwater

Windshield - walk-through tempered glass w/stainless steel header & windbreak door

Windshield wiper w/washer (starboard)

OPTIONAL FEATURES

Options

Bow thruster

CE certification package (European Conformity)

Convenience package - battery charger (1) & dockside power w/galvanic isolator

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

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console hardtop color to match hull color

Hardtop color - underside of fiberglass hardtop (requires matching gelcoat hull color option)

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

International AC electrical conversion - 220V (50Hz)

Lighting - underwater blue LED (3)

Outrigger kit - 15-ft. (4.6 m) radial hardtop mounted

Painted hardtop top mounted rod holders (4) (not available w/SureShade® option)

Refrigerator - stainless steel (replaces wet bar storage drawers)

Ski pylon

Grady White Boats Yamaha Helm Master

Steering - Helm Master EX® w/Full Maneuverability

Sun platform insert w/cushion

SureShade® electrically retractable hardtop shade w/Sunbrella® canvas (oyster) (not available w/top mounted rod holders)

Wet bar - Deluxe wet bar w/Corian® countertop, sink, storage drawers (3) & trash compartment (in lieu of companion lounge seat)

Canvas Options

Aft curtain (black or ivory)

Bow cover (black or ivory)

Drop curtain (black or ivory)

Easy up bow shade (black or ivory mesh)

Tonneau cover (black or ivory)


Freedom 285 Performance Data

Two Yamaha 250 hp engines
250 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Twin

Top Speed: 51.5 MPH @ 6000 RPM

Optimum Cruise: 30.0 MPH @ 3500 RPM

GPH at Optimum Cruise: 16.4

MPG at Optimum Cruise: 1.83

Gray engine color

GRAY

Standard

Two gray Yamaha 300 hp engines
300 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Twin

Top Speed: 54.6 MPH @ 6000 RPM

Optimum Cruise: 29.5 MPH @ 3400 RPM

GPH at Optimum Cruise: 15.4

MPG at Optimum Cruise: 1.9

Gray engine color

GRAY

Standard

White engine color

WHITE

Optional

Two Yamaha 250 hp engines
250 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Twin

Engine Size

4.2L

Test Date

11/18/2011

Prop Size

15 1/2 X 17 SWS II SDS

Weight as Tested

9534 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop

Yes

Bow Pulpit

No

Bottom Paint

No

Optimum Cruise

30.0 MPH @ 3500 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 6.1 2.4 2.52
1500 8.4 4.1 2.07
2000 9.3 6.5 1.44
2500 9.9 9.4 1.05
3000 24.5 12.8 1.92
3500 30.0 16.4 1.83
4000 35.0 22.2 1.57
4500 39.0 28.5 1.37
5000 43.2 34.9 1.24
5500 47.8 43.4 1.10
6000 51.5 50.4 1.02
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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.
Two gray Yamaha 300 hp engines
300 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Twin

Engine Size

4.2L

Test Date

6/14/2019

Prop Size

15 1/4 X 18 SWS II SDS

Weight as Tested

9330 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop

Yes

Bow Pulpit

No

Bottom Paint

No

Optimum Cruise

29.5 MPH @ 3400 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 6.2 2.5 2.48
1500 8.6 4.2 2.05
2000 9.9 6.7 1.48
2500 15.0 9.3 1.61
3000 23.9 12.5 1.91
3400 29.5 15.4 1.9
3500 30.5 16.4 1.86
4000 35.6 22.2 1.60
4500 40.0 27.7 1.44
5000 45.2 35.1 1.29
5500 49.4 44.3 1.12
6000 54.6 52.7 1.04
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.
Two Yamaha 250 hp engines
250 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Twin

Engine Size

4.2L

Test Date

11/18/2011

Prop Size

15 1/2 X 17 SWS II SDS

Weight as Tested

9534 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop

Yes

Bow Pulpit

No

Bottom Paint

No

Optimum Cruise

30.0 MPH @ 3500 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 6.1 2.4 2.52
1500 8.4 4.1 2.07
2000 9.3 6.5 1.44
2500 9.9 9.4 1.05
3000 24.5 12.8 1.92
3500 30.0 16.4 1.83
4000 35.0 22.2 1.57
4500 39.0 28.5 1.37
5000 43.2 34.9 1.24
5500 47.8 43.4 1.10
6000 51.5 50.4 1.02
Two gray Yamaha 300 hp engines
300 Yamaha Four-Stroke
Twin

Engine Size

4.2L

Test Date

6/14/2019

Prop Size

15 1/4 X 18 SWS II SDS

Weight as Tested

9330 lb. (including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories)

Hardtop

Yes

Bow Pulpit

No

Bottom Paint

No

Optimum Cruise

29.5 MPH @ 3400 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 6.2 2.5 2.48
1500 8.6 4.2 2.05
2000 9.9 6.7 1.48
2500 15.0 9.3 1.61
3000 23.9 12.5 1.91
3400 29.5 15.4 1.9
3500 30.5 16.4 1.86
4000 35.6 22.2 1.60
4500 40.0 27.7 1.44
5000 45.2 35.1 1.29
5500 49.4 44.3 1.12
6000 54.6 52.7 1.04
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

 September 1, 2020, lakelandboating.com - "Redesigned from the keel up for even greater comfort."

 

 January 2020, The Fisherman - "Grady-White Freedom 285: 2020 New Boat Buyers Guide"

 

 January 2020, Boating Boat Buyers Guide - "Grady-White Freedom 285"

 

 January-February 2020, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt - "Grady-White's Redesigned Freedom 285 Delivers Both Comfort And Innovation"

 

 January 8, 2020, PropTalk.com - "Boat Review: Grady-White Freedom 285"

 

 December 11, 2019, Boating - "2020 Grady-White Freedom 285: The Freedom 285 delivers big for family cruising and fishing."

 

 October 2019, Soundings - "Grady-White Freedom 285"

 

 October 2019, Chesapeake Bay - "Grady-White Freedom 285"

 

 August 26, 2019, On The Water - "First Look: Redesigned Grady-White Freedom 285 Dual Console"

 

 August 15, 2019, lakelandboating.com - "Grady-White Reimagines the Freedom 285"