Grady-White 230 CC
Our test staff is bullish on the new model because of a number of features only the best boats carry. Guttered storage hatches covering above-the-waterline storage compartments are sealed with rubber gaskets, eliminating water intrusion and silencing rattles in rough water. Even the insulated fish boxes in the forward seating are above the waterline and drain by gravity, not failure-prone pumps.
“We’ve always stayed away from pumps,” says David Neese, vice president of engineering. “None of our boxes need to be pumped, and they are all insulated for keeping fish or drinks, and gasketed for dry storage.”
Grady’s patented mechanism on the aft jump seat stows-and-goes more easily than any we’ve seen — almost like pushing a button.
Another part of Grady’s popularity comes from the reliable reputation of Yamaha power. Generally, nothing is left out on Gradys, and even the smaller 230 has a full complement of Yamaha Command Link instruments, including digital throttle and shift coupled with hydraulic steering for butter-smooth operations to match its seakeeping capabilities.
“If there’s one good word for this boat, it’s versatility. It’s got to be a great fishing boat and keep the family in mind.” — David Neese, vice president of engineering
Grady’s 230 enhances the company’s reputation for durable versatility by combining understated elegance with comfortable appointments.