Freedom 285
28' DUAL CONSOLE
Grady-White’s dual console boats are especially popular with coastal homeowners because they are truly the most versatile boats for sale anywhere. The wide beam, wide open 28-foot Freedom 285 is a great performance cruiser as well as a feature-rich saltwater fishing boat. A pleasure to drive, solid in all sea conditions.

Main Specifications

Beam Amidships
9'6" (2.89 m)

Center Line Length w/o Engines

28' (8.53 m)

Bridge Clearance

8'2" (2.49m)

Cockpit Depth
27" (.69 m)
Hull Draft
20" (.51 m)

Transom Deadrise

Maximum HP
600 (448 kW)

Fuel Capacity - Standard

201 gal. (761 l)

Weight w/o Engines

6220 lb. (2821 kg)

 
 
 

Freedom 285

Standard Features

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Safety
2 automatic bilge pumps (2600 GPH total) (9842 LPH)
Basic flotation
Bow rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steelBow rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steel
Captain Grady - digital boat systems and operations guide for iPad and iPhoneCaptain Grady - digital boat systems and operations guide for iPad and iPhone
Cockpit toe railsCockpit toe rails
Composite stringer system & transom - water impervious
Nonskid fiberglass linerNonskid fiberglass liner
Self-bailing cockpit w/ cockpit drains (4)Self-bailing cockpit w/ cockpit drains (4)
Stainless steel through-hull fittingsStainless steel through-hull fittings
Cockpit & Deck
100% hand laid SeaV² hull & deck100% hand laid SeaV² hull & deck
Accessory outlet - 12VAccessory outlet - 12V
Accessory outlet - 5V duplex USB portAccessory outlet - 5V duplex USB port
Anchor windlass w/remote switches at helm & bowAnchor windlass w/remote switches at helm & bow
Battery select switchBattery select switch
Cleats - flush mount (pop up)Cleats - flush mount (pop up)
Cockpit bolstersCockpit bolsters
Cockpit freshwater shower (recessed)Cockpit freshwater shower (recessed)
Cockpit lights - blue LEDCockpit lights - blue LED
Cockpit step - starboardCockpit step - starboard
Companion grab railCompanion grab rail
CompassCompass
Cutting boardCutting board
Deck hardware - 316 grade stainless steel through-boltedDeck hardware - 316 grade stainless steel through-bolted
Drink holders (12)Drink holders (12)
Engine flush system w/hose attachment aft (one per engine)Engine flush system w/hose attachment aft (one per engine)
Factory engine pre-rigging
Fish/ice box - 135-qt. starboard forward insulated box w/ ob drainFish/ice box - 135-qt. starboard forward insulated box w/ ob drain
Fish/ice box - 185-qt. (175.1 l) aft insulated box w/light & ob drainFish/ice box - 185-qt. (175.1 l) aft insulated box w/light & ob drain
Flush mount electronics areaFlush mount electronics area
Footrest - helmFootrest - helm
Forward bolstersForward bolsters
Fuel capacity - 201-gallon (761 l) tank
Hardtop w/painted aluminum frame, storage net, speakers (2 in lieu of helm), LED spreader lights, tri-colored (red, blue, white) LED recessed lights (4), side mounted rod holders (4), outrigger plates, & front and side curtains (ivory)Hardtop w/painted aluminum frame, storage net, speakers (2 in lieu of helm), LED spreader lights, tri-colored (red, blue, white) LED recessed lights (4), side mounted rod holders (4), outrigger plates, & front and side curtains (ivory)
Head - lockable console w/dome light, bulk storage, mirror w/shelf, marine head w/macerator, 10-gallon (38 l) holding tank and pump out & composite cherry and holly soleHead - lockable console w/dome light, bulk storage, mirror w/shelf, marine head w/macerator, 10-gallon (38 l) holding tank and pump out & composite cherry and holly sole
Hydraulic trim tabs w/indicator & retractorHydraulic trim tabs w/indicator & retractor
Integrated outboard mounting system w/swim platform & ladder (4 steps)Integrated outboard mounting system w/swim platform & ladder (4 steps)
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)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 (4)Rod holders (4)
Rod storage racks - horizontal (3)Rod storage racks - horizontal (3)
Rubrail - high density PVC w/ stainless steel insertRubrail - high density PVC w/ stainless steel insert
Seating - Deluxe companion seating w/electromechanically extendable lounge seatSeating - Deluxe companion seating w/electromechanically extendable lounge seat
Seating - electromechanically adjustable helm bench seat w/flip-up bolster and integrated aft facing deluxe wet bar w/Corian® countertop, fire extinguisher holder, sink & storage drawers (3)Seating - electromechanically adjustable helm bench seat w/flip-up bolster and integrated aft facing deluxe wet bar w/Corian® countertop, fire extinguisher holder, sink & storage drawers (3)
Seating - fold away aft bench seat w/cushionSeating - fold away aft bench seat w/cushion
Seating - port & starboard bow box cushionsSeating - port & starboard bow box cushions
Steering - hydraulic tilt
Steering wheel - 316 grade stainless steel w/knobSteering wheel - 316 grade stainless steel w/knob
Stereo system w/AM/FM tuner, MP3 auxiliary audio connections/amplifier, Bluetooth®, remote unit & fold down storage; speakers - aft (2), bow (2) & hardtop (2)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 - heavy-duty 316 stainless steelStern eyes - heavy-duty 316 stainless steel
Storage - forward anchor locker w/ rode storageStorage - forward anchor locker w/ rode storage
Storage - lockable starboard console compartment w/lightStorage - lockable starboard console compartment w/light
Storage - port bow boxStorage - port bow box
Storage - starboard console storage drawer w/tackle trays (4)Storage - starboard console storage drawer w/tackle trays (4)
Table - fiberglass bow table (doubles in cockpit area)Table - fiberglass bow table (doubles in cockpit area)
Transom door - fiberglassTransom door - fiberglass
Washdown - pressurized raw water w/ hoseWashdown - pressurized raw water w/ hose
Water tank - 20-gallon (75.7 l) freshwater
Windshield - walk-through tempered glass windshieldWindshield - walk-through tempered glass windshield
Windshield header - stainless steelWindshield header - stainless steel
Windshield wiper w/washer (starboard)Windshield wiper w/washer (starboard)

Optional Features

Options
Bow thrusterBow thruster
CE certification package (European Conformity)
Convenience package - battery charger & dockside power w/galvanic isolatorConvenience package - battery charger & dockside power w/galvanic isolator
Engine paint - Yamaha factory-painted engine(s), pearlescent white (300 HP only)Engine paint - Yamaha factory-painted engine(s), pearlescent white (300 HP only)
Hardtop color - underside of fiberglass hardtop (requires matching gelcoat hull color option)Hardtop color - underside of fiberglass hardtop (requires matching gelcoat hull color option)
Head - marine head w/electric flush, 10-gallon (38 l)Head - marine head w/electric flush, 10-gallon (38 l)
Helm Master® w/Set Point™ - Yamaha Helm Master® control system (requires convenience package)Helm Master® w/Set Point™ - Yamaha Helm Master® control system (requires convenience package)
Hull color - Celestial Blue, Coastal Fog Blue, Sand, Sea Glass or Seaport Blue gelcoat; Cape Gray or Harbor Blue paintHull color - Celestial Blue, Coastal Fog 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 (not available w/SureShade® option)Outrigger kit - 15-ft. (4.6 m) radial hardtop mounted (not available w/SureShade® option)
Painted hardtop top mounted rod holders (5) (not available w/SureShade® option)Painted hardtop top mounted rod holders (5) (not available w/SureShade® option)
Refrigerator - stainless steel drawer unit in wet bar (replaces storage drawer)Refrigerator - stainless steel drawer unit in wet bar (replaces storage drawer)
Ski pylonSki pylon
Steering - power assist (standard w/TF300 pkg)
Sun platform insert w/cushionSun platform insert w/cushion
SureShade® manually retractable hardtop shade w/Sunbrella® canvas (oyster) (not available w/top mounted rod holders or outrigger kit options)SureShade® manually retractable hardtop shade w/Sunbrella® canvas (oyster) (not available w/top mounted rod holders or outrigger kit options)
Canvas Options
Aft curtain (black or ivory)Aft curtain (black or ivory) Bow cover (black or ivory)Bow cover (black or ivory)
Drop curtain (black or ivory)Drop curtain (black or ivory) Tonneau cover (black or ivory)Tonneau cover (black or ivory)
 
 
 
 

CHOOSE AN ENGINE BELOW FOR DETAILED PERFORMANCE SPECS OR SELECT TWO ENGINE PACKAGES TO COMPARE

250 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE (TWIN)

250 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE (TWIN)

PERFORMANCE DATA

SELECT TO COMPARE

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE (TWIN)

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE (TWIN)

PERFORMANCE DATA

SELECT TO COMPARE

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE, PEARLESCENT WHITE (TWIN)

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE, PEARLESCENT WHITE (TWIN)

PERFORMANCE DATA

SELECT TO COMPARE

BACK

COMPARE A DIFFERENT ENGINE PACKAGE
250 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE (TWIN)

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
300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE (TWIN)

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE (TWIN)

Engine Size:

4.2L

Test Date:

11/18/2011

Prop Size*:

15 1/4 X 19 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: 30.3 MPH @ 3400 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 6.3 2.6 2.47
1500 8.5 4.3 1.99
2000 9.9 6.9 1.45
2500 15.3 9.9 1.55
3000 24.8 12.9 1.93
3400 30.3 16.0 1.89
3500 30.7 16.4 1.88
4000 36.3 22.0 1.65
4500 41.6 29.7 1.40
5000 46.3 36.2 1.28
5500 50.2 45.2 1.11
6000 55.1 53.4 1.03
300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE, PEARLESCENT WHITE (TWIN)

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE, PEARLESCENT WHITE (TWIN)

Engine Size:

4.2L

Test Date:

11/18/2011

Prop Size*:

15 1/4 X 19 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: 30.3 MPH @ 3400 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 6.3 2.6 2.47
1500 8.5 4.3 1.99
2000 9.9 6.9 1.45
2500 15.3 9.9 1.55
3000 24.8 12.9 1.93
3400 30.3 16.0 1.89
3500 30.7 16.4 1.88
4000 36.3 22.0 1.65
4500 41.6 29.7 1.40
5000 46.3 36.2 1.28
5500 50.2 45.2 1.11
6000 55.1 53.4 1.03

BACK

VIEW SPECS FOR A DIFFERENT ENGINE PACKAGE
250 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE (TWIN)

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
300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE (TWIN)

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE (TWIN)

Engine Size:

4.2L

Test Date:

11/18/2011

Prop Size*:

15 1/4 X 19 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: 30.3 MPH @ 3400 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 6.3 2.6 2.47
1500 8.5 4.3 1.99
2000 9.9 6.9 1.45
2500 15.3 9.9 1.55
3000 24.8 12.9 1.93
3400 30.3 16.0 1.89
3500 30.7 16.4 1.88
4000 36.3 22.0 1.65
4500 41.6 29.7 1.40
5000 46.3 36.2 1.28
5500 50.2 45.2 1.11
6000 55.1 53.4 1.03
300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE, PEARLESCENT WHITE (TWIN)

300 YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE, PEARLESCENT WHITE (TWIN)

Engine Size:

4.2L

Test Date:

11/18/2011

Prop Size*:

15 1/4 X 19 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: 30.3 MPH @ 3400 RPM

RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 6.3 2.6 2.47
1500 8.5 4.3 1.99
2000 9.9 6.9 1.45
2500 15.3 9.9 1.55
3000 24.8 12.9 1.93
3400 30.3 16.0 1.89
3500 30.7 16.4 1.88
4000 36.3 22.0 1.65
4500 41.6 29.7 1.40
5000 46.3 36.2 1.28
5500 50.2 45.2 1.11
6000 55.1 53.4 1.03

Freedom 285 Customer Reviews

Industry Reviews
 
October 18, 2018 BD Outdoors.com

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February 2012 Fisherman

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June 2012 Sportfishing

"…strikes a marvelous median between family comfort and serious fishing."

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August 2012 Canadian Yachting

"Freedom to go where you want, performance to get there fast!"

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August 2016 BoatTEST.com

"Grady-White Freedom 285"

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