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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each year, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) presents the prestigious Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards to honor those who have exhibited an unwavering commitment to conservation in North Carolina.
Fisheries conservation, including the very best practices in all outdoor sporting activity, are lifelong principles of Eddie Smith, Grady-White’s CEO and owner. Over the years, with his guidance and philanthropy, these best practices have become an important part of the Grady-White brand.