Grady-White released its Fisherman 236, a 23-foot center console with incorporated new fishing features. The boat integrates family-friendly features and options into the overall design scheme.
The boat is built with Grady White’s SeaV hull. Fishing features include a roomy cockpit with rod and tackle storage, a standard livewell and large insulated fishboxes fore and aft. Seating includes bow seats with available patent-pending foldaway forward-facing bolstered adjustable backrests and a stand-up head area inside the console normally found on bigger models.
“Here’s the boat of choice when your first loves are fishing and family…and not necessarily in that order. First, it is a super, solid sport fishing boat with the function of that activity optimized beyond anything else in this size range,” said Christian Carraway, Grady-White design engineer on the Fisherman 236 project. “Yet all that Grady-White fishing-savvy wisdom, engineering and design experience is seamlessly incorporated into a boat that’s incredibly versatile for family times, including practically any activity on or in the water. “Once again we have pushed the boundary of just how many big boat features could be incorporated. Refreshing new styling on the Fisherman 236 is innovative, yet stays true to core values and design integrity. The result is a sleek, forward-thinking center console with timeless Grady-White appeal. This is a Grady-White that delivers very high value and stays true to the company’s family fishing heritage,” he added.
Standard features include new built-in swim platform extensions port and starboard that double as convenient boarding areas, with starboard side deck level auxiliary anchor storage. The starboard platform features a four-step swim ladder. There is easy access via Grady-White’s transom door – built to be super safe and secure with positive locking hardware that befits a bigger vessel. Additional deck level storage is featured on the port side, forward of the platform extension.
Aft cockpit space offers more room for activities than in other 23-foot center consoles, according to Grady-White. Grady-White’s patented aft bench seat is standard, providing seating when needed and folding away when things get busy. For tow sport enthusiasts, there’s an optional ski pylon that tucks into the transom when you’re ready to fish.
Standard helm seating is a lean bar with backrest, flip up bolster and rod storage as well as knife and pliers holders. Upgrades include a deluxe lean bar with additional livewell capacity. The helm itself is ergonomically arranged. Boats equipped with the optional T-top have a highly functional and full height windshield integrated from the console to the T-top.
The console’s oversized enclosed compartment is complete with standard portable head, LED lighting and extra storage. The bow anchor locker is available with an optional windlass. There’s seating room enough for up to six people on the port and starboard bow cushions, or passengers can enjoy the optional patent pending fold away forward facing bolstered adjustable backrests.
The Fisherman 236 and all Grady-Whites are available in one of six hull gelcoat colors or one paint color.
For more information, visit www.gradywhite.com.