Grady-White calls its Freedom 275 the “ultimate transformer” because it supports a variety of family fun. It is a Grady, so fishing looms large, and features for the angler include a 29-gallon livewell and two fish/ice boxes, one 165 quarts in the transom and another 96 quarts below the starboard bow seat. The aft cockpit seat folds up to make room for angling action, and to provide access to the livewell—topped with a cutting board for bait prep—and the aft fish box.
But this boat is designed to be an all-around dayboat, and the Freedom 275′s bow area features forward-facing settees, with room for six at the table. Angled backrests against the consoles make for comfortable reclining. A companion seat at the port console is standard, with an aft-facing electromechanically extendable lounge seat. The port console houses a head with a locking hatch, composite cherry and holly sole, and electric-flush commode. Rod racks in the head compartment extend below the portside bow seat.
At the helm is an upgraded Command Elite seat, a deluxe horizontally and vertically adjustable chair. Or upgrade to a plush cushioned bench seat with flip-up bolster, and the optional deluxe wet bar featuring a Corian countertop, sink, fire-extinguisher holder, three storage drawers and a trash compartment. An optional refrigerator can replace the drawers.
Overhead is the standard hardtop, on its painted aluminum frame. It features a storage net, two speakers, LED spreader lights, four tri-colored (red, blue and white) LED recessed lights, four side-mounted rod holders, a radar flat and outrigger plates. For more sun protection, deploy the optional SureShade retractable shade with Sunbrella canvas. If water-sports are on the agenda, Grady offers an optional ski pylon that fully recesses into the transom when stored. The integrated swim ladder with transom door eases reboarding. Power options include twin Yamaha F150 or F200 outboards, available with the suite of Yamaha Helm Master EX features, including joystick control. The Grady SeaV2 hull gives the Freedom 275 a ride that is always soft, dry and stable.
- Perfect blend of angling amenities and dayboat features makes this a great all-around family boat for coastal waters.
- Anchor-locker hatch is covered in nonskid and features a through-the-hull chute for easier anchor deployment.
- Helm with hardtop features plenty of space for the biggest displays, and is an ideal location for the optional Yamaha Helm Master EX joystick.
Draft (max): 1′8″
Dry Weight: 4,972 lb. (without power)
Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity: 184 gal.
Available Power: Twin outboards to 400 hp total
Price: $177,500 (with twin Yamaha F150 outboards)
Grady-White Boats – Greenville, North Carolina; 252-752-2111; gradywhite.com