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Grady-White Freedom 335
Draft (max): 2'2"
Displacement (approx.): 11,900 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 19 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 7'1"
Max Cabin Headroom (when applicable): 5'8"
Fuel Capacity: 312 gal.
Max Horsepower: 700
Available Power: Twin Yamaha outboards to 700 hp total
Aft of the tall windshield, the cockpit is as weather-protected as that aboard a cabin boat, particularly with the standard hardtop that can be fitted with a retractable sunshade ($9,240). The helm has space for big-screen electronics and is decked in a combination of faux wood trim and a fabric resembling sea grass. There’s a double-wide helm seat here. Opposite is a five-person L-shape lounge served by a flip-up table. Aft, an electric seat opens to connect with the folding transom bench, creating another L-shape seating area. The wet bar offers an optional grill and refrigerator. Saltwater and freshwater washdowns are standard. The transom door is heavily latched and leads to a broad platform with a rugged ladder. Boarding is easy. So is maintaining the twin Yamaha F350 outboards.
In the bow, we discovered a concealed anchor deployed through a chute and served by a windlass. The opposing lounges seat a big crew, and we gave kudos for Grady’s fitting the under-seat lockers with latches so they wouldn’t rattle under way. The seat cushions are removable for fishing, diving or the longer life that comes from removing them during seasonal storage.
With the twin F350s, we topped 50 mph and noted plenty of reserve power while cruising. More corrosion-resistant than sterndrives, outboards are a great choice for coastal boaters of any ilk and allow for a shallower operating draft, a feature boaters on any water can appreciate.
From propulsion to design, and from construction to details, we think the Freedom 335 will strike a resounding chord with a wide swath of boaters.