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Mark and Robin Sellinger are serious about fishing and serious about Grady-White boats, having owned four. Mark grew up working summers as a deckhand on party fishing boats in Stratford and Niantic, Connecticut, and remembers seeing a lot of Grady-Whites. "They sure were beautiful looking boats!”

Living in Maine, the Sellingers bought their first Grady–a 1991 Overnighter 204C –from Port Harbor Marine. “We participated in Port Harbor Marine’s annual Grady-White Owners Fishing Tournament for several years, and we did extremely well.” In 1996 they purchased their Voyager 248, followed by a Marlin 300 in 2004. “Our 248 sold within a few hours at Port Harbor’s in-water boat show.” They have been pleased with the high resale values. “Port Harbor is an exceptional dealership and always treated us like gold.”

So has the Grady-White company. “For the few issues we’ve ever had with any of our Grady-Whites, their customer relations crew has always gone above and beyond to step up to the plate and take care of things, and quickly.”

The Sellingers retired and moved to Vero Beach, Florida, where the fishing is totally different. In Maine, their catch was primarily striped bass, bluefish, mackerel, cod, pollock, haddock, and shark. Now their main quarry is mahi mahi, snook, redfish, snapper, wahoo, and kingfish.  And they purchased their first Grady center console, a 2018 Fisherman 257–perfect for warmer climates. “We averaged 50 hours a year up in Maine. In Florida, in less than a year, we had 220 hours.”

What isn’t different is the absolute quality service and attention provided by their new dealer, Vero Marine Center. “We think so much of these folks and the service department, and because of them we routinely run 30 miles offshore in complete confidence.”

Mark sums it up, “I've ridden in lots of boats, but there’s nothing like the overall quality of a Grady, particularly in rough water. They are the best.”