NOAA Fisheries recently issued the final ruling regarding the requirement of rigged and ready for use descending devices on board all recreational boats that are fishing for or possess snapper-grouper species in South Atlantic federal waters. The rule will take effect on July 15, 2020 and applies to all commercial, for-hire and private recreational vessels.
Terry Early’s introduction to boating began as a young boy spending vacations and weekends at Lake of the Ozarks, MO, where his father always had small power boats. After college, Terry moved to Houston, TX, where he primarily sailed on Galveston Bay. After a few trips to the Gulf Coast, Terry got “salt in his veins” and knew he wanted to spend more time on a body of water that allowed more exploration and travel options.
Long before social distancing, David and Cathy Orlando had it down pat, at least on Friday nights. Now that they’ve had to practice social distancing for weeks on end, they’ve found a way to stay safe and still enjoy time with friends–all thanks to their Grady-White boat.
After weeks of being inside due to COVID-19, we know that life as we have known it is changing. With schools being closed, camps being cancelled, and vacations being put on hold, it’s a great time to turn to boating as a way to enjoy family time and staycations.
We hope this message finds you well and that it helps you think of happier times ahead, on the water of course! Take a moment and view our Grady-White – Keep Dreaming video for a little hope and focus on brighter days to come. At Grady-White, we’re always here to support our employees, customers, and community. If you are able to get away from it all on your boat, please practice #ResponsibleRecreation—taking necessary precautions, including social distancing at the dock, the marina, and on the water. All the best to you now and in the future.
“That’s the only way you’re going to ever own a boat,” said Kate Sweetser when her husband, Tom, said he was going to purchase a $10 raffle ticket from the Gulf Coast Conservation Association for a chance to win a Grady-White Fisherman 204. That was in the summer of 1991, when Tom and Kate first moved to Alabama and attended the Dauphin Island Fishing Rodeo. Fast forward 29 years and they have just purchased their fifth Grady-White, a new Freedom 235.
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 18 years ago.
You asked for a lighter blue option and in true Grady style we delivered with a new gelcoat color, Ocean Mist Blue–A beautiful pale blue that makes your boat one with the sea, like the mist that forms off the ocean waves as they roll into shore.
Congressman Greg Murphy recently visited the Grady-White Boats manufacturing facility where he interacted with employees and discussed a variety of issues important to the boating industry and manufacturing.
Hear what this Grady fanatic has to say in his own words: "One of my vivid vacation recollections as a little shaver was gazing at the Grady-White boats from the front seat of my parents' Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight as we motored by the marina on the way to our waterfront hotel for the week."
America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act, unanimously passes the Senate. Supporting an array of fish and wildlife conservation policies, the act encompasses a number of benefits to recreational fishing on both national and regional levels.
Grady Fanatic Mike Firetti is having a hard time sleeping these days in anticipation of taking ownership of his next Grady-White–a 370 Express. He’s calling this boat his new Grady “1250”. A number that totals the four Grady-White models he’s purchased, which includes a Tournament 275, an Express 330, a Freedom 275 and now the latest, an Express 370.
Plenty of people in eastern North Carolina know the Taylor twins and their mischievous ways. Which, by the way, are legendary. Together they’ve made some amazing memories on Grady-White boats. In fact, some of their earliest shenanigans on the Pamlico River centered around a 16-foot Grady-White dual console their father bought them for skiing and duck hunting in the late 1960s. They enjoyed that boat so much that when they would see Eddie Smith, Grady-White CEO, they’d ask, “When are you going to build a larger dual console?” Today, they’re living the dream with family and friends on their 2015 Freedom 335!