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2020 Grady-White Canyon 326

The Canyon 326 was made to satisfy everybody.

Grady-White Canyon 326 running shot
The Canyon 326 mixes a rugged ride with numerous fishing amenities.Courtesy Grady-White Boats

We think half the people who buy fishing boats just like the macho looks and the surrounding luxury of them. Grady-White gets that, but don’t ever think boats such as the Canyon 326 are not tournament-ready angling -machines. Here’s how Grady-White made the 326 to satisfy everybody.

Grady-White Canyon 326 bow seating
Forward seating options include a lounge on the front of the console and a pair of forward lounges complete with foldaway seatbacks enabling comfortable forward-facing reclining underway.Courtesy Grady-White Boats

The helm is wide, protected by an even wider hardtop, and that’s supported by a color-matched superstructure that hugs the helm tightly, opening walkways fore and aft for passage. Triple bucket seats with footrests, armrests and -flip-up -bolsters accommodate any size rider, and they're protected from the weather by an aircraft-quality acrylic windshield. -Forward seating options include a lounge on the front of the console and a pair of forward lounges complete with foldaway seatbacks enabling comfortable forward-facing reclining underway. In the cockpit, a double couch folds out of the transom to convert coaming bolsters into seating in a flash. Want shade? Press a button and out slides Grady’s Sure Shade to protect the cockpit. Technology is king, and Grady adds USB charge ports and LED lighting plus plenty of space for dealer-installed, optional Garmin GPSMap systems.

Grady-White Canyon 326 helm
Technology is king, and Grady adds USB charge ports and LED lighting plus plenty of space for dealer-installed, optional Garmin GPSMap systems.Courtesy Grady-White Boats

Even more crew-pleasing features are inside the console—such as a large -changing room, flushing head and -freshwater shower. Topside behind the triple bucket seats are a freshwater sink, cooler and electric refrigerator.

So far, sunset cruisers, beachcombers and sightseers are happy, but here’s where Grady-White sets the hook on fishermen.

Grady-White Canyon 326 console
Inside the console there is a large ­changing room, flushing head and ­freshwater shower.Courtesy Grady-White Boats

There are eight gunwale rod holders on each side, a shotgun rod holder in the transom, plenty of undergunwale storage, rocket launchers, and even four tuna-stick stands in the console for locking those extra-expensive machines away. And the hardtop is ready to be rigged with the -optional outriggers.

Grady-White Canyon 326 transom
Live bait is kept in a standard 32-gallon livewell on the transom.Courtesy Grady-White Boats

Live bait is kept in a standard 32-gallon livewell on the transom, and the icebox on the leaning post station can be converted into a 38-gallon baitwell too. Tackle-box storage under the livewell makes the -console station a prep area for fishing rigs, and the freshwater sink assists.

High Points

⋅Windlass -access has raw and fresh water for washing down the anchor and rode.

⋅The transom fish box is deep and long for wahoo, mahi and kings.

⋅The dive-door -ladder tucks away for travel.

Grady-White Canyon 326 performance data
Grady-White Canyon 326 Certified Test ResultsBoating Magazine

Specs

LOA: 33′1″

Beam: 10′9″

Draft (max): 2′0″

Dry Weight: 8,500 lb. (without engines)

Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified

Fuel Capacity: 327 gal.

Price: $283,695

How We Tested

Engines: Twin Yamaha F300

Drive/Props: SWS II 15.5″ x 17″ 3-blade stainless steel

Gear Ratio: 1.75:1

Fuel Load: 160 gal.

Crew Weight: 400 lb.

More Information

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