Made the List Because: We took Grady-White’s Canyon 366 offshore fishing during our test. The seas were choppy and confused as we dodged line squalls. The 366 ate it up, allowing us to maintain 30 mph with no crew complaint or flying gear. Once we found the fish, the 366 proved just as valuable. Six guys rigged baits, shuffled rods and boated fish without stumbling over each other or fighting the layout. None of that should come as a surprise. It’s the stuff upon which Grady built its reputation.
Just as important, the 366 also serves wonderfully as a family boat. Its console-cabin includes galley, head and double berth. Its bow cockpit can be fitted with an electrically rising table and plush seat cushions. There’s a barbecue grill option for the leaning post. The helm and cabin are air-conditioned. And, in acknowledgment that not every CC buyer is headed for a kingfish tournament, it runs just fine with two outboards instead of three.
Lasting Test Impression: The glass helm enclosure, deep freeboard and great-riding hull kept all seats dry in tough conditions.