2024 Grady-White Canyon 306

The Canyon 306 mixes fishing features with outstanding creature comforts.
Grady-White Canyon 306 cruising bluewater
The Canyon 306 switches from hardcore fishing to comfortable ­family fun in a heartbeat. Courtesy Grady-White Boats

Grady-White has built its reputation on the superb-handling SeaV2 hull, unsinkable foam-filled construction, and consistent attention to style so luxurious and unique, it can be identified without a nameplate. That’s all baked in, with fishing features foremost, and seasoned with outstanding creature comforts so the boat serves up hardcore fishing and switches to comfortable ­family fun in a heartbeat.

This Grady’s helm accommodates two 16-inch or larger chart plotters. Comfortable placement of the Yamaha electronic throttle and shift, trim-tab switches and indicators, and flush-mounted switches makes the boat easy to operate from a seated or standing position. Add the optional Yamaha Helm Master controls with Full Maneuverability, and you get joystick steering and an autopilot. Even more maneuverability can be yours by ordering the optional bow thruster. Add both to your boat; you won’t regret it. 

Grady-White Canyon 306 bow seating
Forward seating includes a double lounge on the front of the helm, plus wraparound seating. Courtesy Grady-White Boats

The Canyon 306 is packed with comfortable seating. At the helm, dual bucket seats have Grady’s trademark firm, resilient vinyl and ergonomically comfortable multidensity foam, with flip-up bolsters and fold-down armrests. Forward seating includes a double lounge on the front of the helm, plus wraparound seating with foldaway lounge backs on both hullsides. The windlass is standard with a through-the-stem design, and controls at the anchor locker and helm. 

Grady-White Canyon 306 helm
The helm accommodates two 16-inch or larger chart plotters. Courtesy Grady-White Boats

Grady makes its boats luxurious, but they are fishing boats first and boast all the rod holders needed to carry 50-pound-class trolling gear or 9-foot fly rods in the undergunwale storage.

The rigging station switches ­instantly from fishing mode to entertainment, featuring tackle storage and a prep sink, and a galley for sandbar parties. When it’s time for a dinner cruise, slip down into the locking head compartment for a hot shower and change of clothes.

Grady-White Canyon 306 hardtop
Rod holders are found throughout. Courtesy Grady-White Boats

People choose Grady-White boats, like this Canyon 306, due to their versatile entertainment capabilities, fishing and diving qualifications, durability, performance and timeless style. 

Grady-White Canyon 306 head
The locking head compartment is nicely appointed. Courtesy Grady-White Boats

High Points

  • Signature livewell plenum ensures bait swim in well-oxygenated water from top to bottom of the well.
  • Luxurious seating is abundant, including patented foldaway backrests for the forward-facing bow seats and foldaway transom seat.
  • Cockpit and all storage and fish boxes gravity-drain overboard.
  • Popular side boarding door plus a transom door with stowable ladders add convenient, safe boarding and swimming.

Pricing and Specs

Draft:1’9″ (motor up)
Dry Weight:6,950 lb. (without engines)
Seat/Weight Capacity:Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity:290 gal.
Available Power:Yamaha outboards

Grady-White Boats – Greenville, North Carolina; 252-752-2111gradywhite.com