Grady-White Adventure 218

History guides this reimagined classic walkaround. by John Woolridge When the legendary Eddie Smith purchased Grady-White Boats in 1968 from Glen Grady and Don White, who founded the company in 1959, he clearly had in mind the needs of families who loved boating and sportfishing in the sometimes wild, open waters of the Carolina coasts. […]

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Is a Dual Console Really a Fishing Boat?

Dual console boats, like the Freedom 255 from Grady-White, are well-suited to both catching fish and family fun. Courtesy Grady-White I’ve talked to many hard core anglers who think anything other than a center console fishing boat is a glorified day boat. Creature comforts? Ha! Those are for the weak. Real fishermen can brave the […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Walkarounds

With their enclosed berths, walkarounds offer plenty of storage for tackle and gear, as well as a place to escape the elements or take a nap. Courtesy Grady-White Walkaround boats are utility vehicles, combining deep-V hulls and high freeboard to handle rough waters offshore, varying levels of interior cabin space for protection from the elements […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Dual Consoles

Dual-consoles combine saltwater fishing features with family-friendly layouts and comforts for days when angling takes a back seat. Courtesy Grady-White Dual-console boats were once more popular for cruising than serious fishing. Then manufacturers introduced new models with more rod holders, extra storage, insulated fish boxes, advanced electronics and full offshore rigging—everything the serious angler needs—with […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Center-Consoles

Offshore center-console ­fishing boats ride atop a variety of hulls. Courtesy Regulator The center-console is unbeatable when it comes to effective big-water fishing. The basic concept emerged decades ago, providing 360 degrees of access to the rail, making the timeless design a natural for fishing. Today’s models are more advanced in construction and utility, representing […]

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2023 Fishing Boat Buyer’s Guide

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2023 Grady-White Freedom 325

The design and the build ­inspire owner confidence. Courtesy Grady-White Boats What boat combines elegance, panache and sociability in equal measure with versatility, fishability and seaworthiness? Check out the Grady-White Freedom 325. Designed as the ultimate dayboat, this Carolina-built dual-console model houses a bright and comfortable portside head with a VacuFlush commode, sink, cedar-lined hanging […]

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Why a Bigger Boat Isn’t Always Better

Bigger is often better, but there are caveats. Courtesy HCB Yachts If you go to a boat show, it’s impossible not to fantasize about moving up to a bigger boat. The imagination takes over and your brain only envisions the good stuff, like being able to overnight at the fishing grounds or the ability to […]

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Grady-White Adventure 218 – 2022 FLIBS Preview

Grady-White Adventure 218 Grady-White boasts its new Adventure 218 has the widest beam (8′ 6″) in the 21-foot class. Designers packed a lot into the Adventure 218 (23′ 3″ LOA) while maintaining the walkaround concept. Highlights include a cushioned helm, fish boxes behind the helm seats, and two integrated swim platforms aft. For family water […]

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Boat

Boat ownership provides opportunities for great experiences and memories for yourself, your family, and your friends. It’s a pathway to wild and open spaces, an opportunity to see and visit places you cannot get to by car. Maybe its your first boat, maybe it’s the next in a lifetime series of boats, maybe it’s your […]

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Grady-White Adventure 218

The Adventure 218 provides 360 degrees of fishability. Courtesy Grady-White Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. The new Adventure 218 from Grady-White represents an all new design of the iconic walkaround, first introduced in the 70s. […]

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First Look: ALL NEW Grady-White Adventure 218

Nearly 50 years after introducing one of the first walkaround cabin boats at the 1974 New York Boat Show, Grady-White continues to improve on this signature design with the introduction of the Grady-White Adventure 218. As seen in the new Adventure 218, today’s Grady-White walkaround is roomy, versatile, and luxurious–or as G-W describes it, an “RV […]

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Flats Boat vs. Bay Boat vs. Hybrid

From flats to blue water, these boats have you covered. Courtesy Grady-White Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Coastal anglers typically have a lot of variety when it comes to fishing grounds. Some love the flats and backwaters, skinny waters […]

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Grady-White Introduces Adventure 218 Walkaround Cabin Boat

PHOTO COURTESY OF GRADY-WHITE The new Adventure 218 from Grady-White offers an inspired reimagining of the brand’s popular walkaround cabin boat first debuted in 1974. At 21-feet, the Adventure 218 honors its heritage, maintaining beloved aspects of the walkaround concept, while reimagining space and versatility and adding modernized details and design. “Grady-White has many loyal […]

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