Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer Photos

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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

Grady's 251 — with fore and aft casting decks — provided a superstable and balanced platform for four adult anglers.
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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

Grady used a removable tabletop as a deck insert so two to three anglers have room to move and cast.
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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

Rod holders in the forward-seating bulkhead open the console walkways.Chris Woodward
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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

The trolling motor mounts to a swivel base to keep it from impeding the bow ladder.Chris Woodward
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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

Capt. Richard Andrews nets one of many hybrid striped bass caught aboard Grady's new 251 Coastal Explorer.Doug Olander
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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

On a glass-calm Pamlico River, the 251 makes a quick run to the fishing grounds, topping out fully loaded at about 45 mph.
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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

Aft transom seating lifts to reveal a 12 3/4-gallon livewell and storage.
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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

The author nabbed a few of the hybrid striped bass too!
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Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer

The 251's console face can fit a 12-inch electronics display. Hydraulic tilt steering comes standard.