GREENVILLE, NC: For 2015, Grady-White’s newest model, the 19’4″ 191 CE Coastal Explorer, continues the momentum of the company’s highly successful 2014 introduction of the 24’7″ 251 CE Coastal Explorer, with a smaller yet as highly detailed version of this super functional, high performance breakthrough style of boat from Grady-White.
Grady’s second entry into the shallow draft market, this handsome, low profile 19-footer is designed primarily for inshore fishability, with plenty of family-friendly versatility. Here is a smart boat, rich with features, offering a shopping list of standard and optional assets that will quickly become the envy of any other offering in the so-called “bay boat” category.
This simply is not a “bay boat.” Grady-White’s Coastal Explorer models deliver the company’s incomparable SeaV2® hull ride, and thus are not appropriately categorized by the “bay boat” label that can indicate a rough ride. The performance of the 191 CE is more aptly described as that of a shallow water “sports car,” offering stellar confidence and capability even for light offshore use as well as a super smooth ride in rough inshore water conditions as compared to specialty-style bay boats–even much larger ones.
The distinctive low gunwales of the 191 CE Coastal Explorer allow very easy access to the water, and the stance of the boat is a great asset for catching fish and/or catch-and-release fishing for species including tarpon, redfish, sea trout, cobia, stripers, mackerel, bluefish, and all kinds of inshore bottom species. This low profile doubles in ease of utility for swimming, diving, tow sports (an optional ski package is available), exploring, picnicking or just cruising the water listening to the optional stereo system and sunning on the “casting platform” (an area that, with optional cushions, becomes a comfy sun pad when the fishing rods are stowed away). Under the platform, a hatch lifts to reveal a divided storage area with an anchor compartment and a 149-quart insulated fish box.
Seating forward and aft goes from bench style to lounge style with the addition of optional removable seat backs. This is a perfect boat for playing, relaxing and socializing. Forward of the console there is a molded seat with cushion, backrest and a 70-quart insulated cooler or an optional 17.5-gallon livewell below. Add rods and tackle in the adjacent vertical rod holders and you have a fishing boat that is truly without peer. There is something for everyone in the family on the 191 CE Coastal Explorer.
The helm itself is fitted with an ample flat area for your electronics, and an ergonomically located large stainless wheel. The standard helm lean bar with footrest and removable backrest is painted aluminum. An optional removable 72-quart cooler fits under the lean bar. The windshield is scratch resistant acrylic and is equipped with a handrail. Characteristic of every Grady-White, handholds are located where you naturally reach and stainless drink holders are all around the cockpit.
Aft, there’s bench seating port and starboard that doubles as a casting area and that can be equipped with removable backrests, as well as a 48-quart insulated box under the aft casting platform area. This box can be optionally outfitted as a 12- gallon livewell. A handy four-step swim ladder is standard and located aft on the port side of the boat.
The 191 CE is every inch a solid, proven center console backed by over 50 years of heritage and design success that only Grady-White can offer. Her loaded features will further add to satisfaction levels earned from a reputation for quality, reliability, safety and craftsmanship.
Beam Amidships: 8’2″ (2.49 m)
Bridge Clearance: 5’6″ (1.7 m)
Center Line Length: 19’4″ (5.89 m)
Cockpit Area: 37 sq. ft. (3.44 m2)
Cockpit Depth: 20″ (0.51 m)
Hull Draft: 14″ (0.4 m)
Maximum HP: 200 (149 kW)
Outboard Shaft Length: 25″ (0.64 m)
Passenger Capacity: 8
Standard Fuel Capacity: 52 gal. (197 l)
Transom Width: 7’11” (2.41 m)
Weight w/o Engine: 2360 lb. (1070 kg)
Established in 1959, Grady-White currently builds 30 models of versatile, saltwater-tough center console, dual console, express and walkaround cuddy cabin sportfishing and coastal family boats from 18 to 37 feet. Grady-White is historically renowned for and highest rated in customer satisfaction in its category by every third party study ever done in the marine industry. Marine Industry Hall of Fame member Eddie Smith and the Smith family have owned the company since 1968.
Visitors are welcome to tour the factory in Greenville, NC, and meet the passionate craftspeople who build the ultimate outboard powered family-and-sportfishing boats. See www.gradywhite.com to learn more about Grady-White.