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Grady Clubs Join Forces, Helping Friends in the Wake of Hurricane Dorian

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We’re all aware of the crushing blow Hurricane Dorian delivered to the Bahama Islands. A frequent destination for several Grady Clubs, these islands have forged friendships among Grady owners and native Bahamians. In an effort to assist their friends, several Grady Clubs have been delivering much needed supplies and helping with rebuilding efforts. Read their story and see what relief organizations they recommend supporting.

Smooth Riding Grady Goes Out for the Win

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Longtime friends and business partners Anthony Williams and Patrick Kranick couldn’t believe their luck when they purchased their dream boat, a Grady-White Canyon 336 named Katessa II! And, it appears their luck has continued as they came in second place the first time they fished the Outboard Division of the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament this June.

First Families of Boatbuilding—Living the Vision

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As much as any other success story, Grady-White’s may be the result of one individual’s vision and ideals. Glenn Grady and Don White founded the company in 1959 in Greenville, N.C., and sold it to Eddie Smith nine years later. As owner and CEO, Smith followed a simple principle that has guided the company ever since: He didn’t want to be the biggest; he wanted to be the best.

Congressman G.K. Butterfield Visits Grady-White Boats

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During the visit, Congressman Butterfield met with Grady-White President Kris Carroll, toured the plant's facilities, engaged with employees, and witnessed the manufacturing process first-hand.

Love for Each Other, Boating and Their Gradys Runs Strong After 25 Years

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When Mike McCain and Debra Freeman started dating in 1994, they didn’t know where their shared love for boating would take them. But after 25 years, a growing family and eight Grady-Whites, their love for boating has expanded into a family affair.

40 Years and 10 Grady-Whites: Joe Besnard's Grady Fanatic Story

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What began as a quest for a safe, strong boat turned into 40 years' worth of Gradys for one Clearwater family. Throughout the years, Joe Besnard has owned 10 Grady-White boats! Here's his story about some of his most memorable purchases and why he's still a Grady fan after 40 years.

Grady-White Boats Grows with Support of State Partners

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For assistance with creating additional production capacity and space for building larger models, Grady-White turned to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

Dolphinfish Research Program Update

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Check out the Dolphinfish Research Program team in action aboard a Grady-White!

Grady-White Boats Honored with Global Star for Creativity and Team Work

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The goal of exporting for Grady-White Boats, based in Greenville, North Carolina, has always been to maintain an international presence with excellent dealers helping to diversify markets and enhance brand image.

Grady Fanatic Joe Borrison Says “Stop Dreaming and Start Cruising” as He Describes his Annual Pilgrimage to the Abacos

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A trip to the Abaco Islands, boating capital of the Bahamas, is a dream vacation. Their turquoise blue waters, protected from the wind and waves by hundreds of islands and a huge reef system, make them the best cruising grounds in the Northern Hemisphere. But Joe Borrison’s dream was to arrive at this boater’s paradise aboard his own boat with his own fishing rods, tackle and diving equipment.

17 for 17: Grady-White Excels Again in Customer Satisfaction Recognition

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has once again awarded Grady-White Boats the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) award, the marine trade association’s top recognition for customer satisfaction measured by new boat buyers. Grady-White has received this award for excellence in the fiberglass outboard boat division every year since the survey's inception 17 years ago.

Seven Time Grady-White Fanatic Tim Smith’s 30 Year Love Affair

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Tim Smith, seven-time Grady-White owner, admits, “A couple of times I thought THIS boat will last me a lifetime,” but then he notes, “life changes, and then your boat changes too.”

Modern Fish Act Signed at Close of 2018

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Washington, DC.—On December 31, 2018, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act, also known as the Modern Fish Act, was signed into law. Designed to improve access for recreational saltwater fishing while keeping a focusing on conservation and sustainability, the bill had strong bipartisan support with cosponsors from both coastal and non-coastal states.

Swimming, Scuba Diving, Offshore Fishing, Evenings Out and Island Hopping for Prize Lobster–Versatility and Super Quality Steer These Fanatics to Fourth Grady-White

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Scott Anderson and his wife, Sarah, and teenage sons, Luke and Wade, typically spend about 400 hours a year on their boat doing just about everything that you can imagine on the water. Truly, they are living The Grady Life! Their loyal ownership and enthusiastic enjoyment of our boats make them featured Grady-White fanatics.

Fanatics Fuel Florida Fishing Fervor in Fourth Grady-White

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Mark and Robin Sellinger get an A+ on their choice of boats for sure! Their enjoyment of four Gradys over the years to pursue their passion for fishing reminds us all of how the exceptional detail aboard every Grady-White enhances enjoyment–from casual casting to tournament-winning technique. Get to know these fanatics!

Growing Guys and Gals Take Along Their Grady Pals

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Canine Grady fanatic “Tarheel” handles her Grady crew with a firm hand….er, paw…as she gets the family’s third Grady underway for a day on the water. First Mates Lisa and Darrin Cutrell, as well as their human son, Dawson, “snap to” when Tarheel barks commands.