Builder positions new 21 foot model as premium family fishing boat
Greenville, North Carolina-based Grady-White Boats has extended its center console lineup with the announcement of an all-new 21-foot model.
The Grady-White Fisherman 216 is positioned as a smaller premium coastal center console with unique seating and access innovations that give it family appeal and all-day comfort. Major features include new transom swing-away port and starboard aft seat backrests that pivot out of the way to provide unhindered access to the swim and dockside boarding platforms, said to be a first in the boating industry. Seat cushions are safety-equipped with a rubber non-skid surface on their underside, providing sure footing for tackle-loaded fishermen, wet swimmers, beach explorers and picnickers. There’s also an enclosed head compartment, complete with standard portable head, indirect LED lighting, and plenty of extra lockable storage for rods, tackle, beach gear.
Two 81-quart insulated fish boxes are located under the bow seating, complete with optional patent pending fold away forward facing bolstered adjustable backrests. The console is available with a sturdy fiberglass T-top including integrated windshield, radio box, storage net, dome light, spreader light, and four rod holders plus radar flat. The optional T-top replaces the standard console windshield.
Standard helm seating is a lean bar with backrest, flip-up bolster, footrest, tackle trays, lockable storage, and four rod holders. The available deluxe lean bar adds a 25 gallon live well.
Rated to handle outboards to 250 horsepower, the Grady-White Fisherman 216 will reach top speeds in excess of 45 mph at wide-open throttle, giving it serious offshore credibility.