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Grady-White 191 Coastal Explorer

Hybrid bay-boat center console

November 30, 2015
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When Grady‘s 251 Coastal Explorer debuted last year, it redefined the bay boat. With the 191 CE, the company has packed most of the same details into a smaller package. Both Coastal Explorers also sport the ­company’s trademark SeaV2 hull.

The 191’s forward casting deck doubles as a sun pad with the addition of optional cushions. Beneath the platform, Grady divided the storage space to accommodate an anchor and a 37-gallon insulated fish box. Forward of the console, a molded seat lifts for access to either a 17-gallon insulated cooler or an optional livewell.

The aft bench seating folds to enlarge the casting deck, which covers a 12-gallon insulated box that can be outfitted as a livewell. Vertical rod holders are located beside the forward console seat and in the gunwales.

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The Coastal Explorer’s low gunwales make releasing fish easy. An aft boarding ladder makes the boat well suited for anglers who prefer to wade-fish the flats or roam the beaches. The 191 can carry 52 gallons of fuel and is rated for up to 200 horsepower.

SPECIFICATIONS: LOA 19 ft. 4 in.; BEAM 8 ft. 2 in.; WEIGHT 2,360 lb.; DRAFT 14 in. (hull); TRANSOM DEADRISE 14.5 deg.; MSRP $58,350 (base boat w/ Yamaha F150)

Grady-White 191 Coastal Explorer Courtesy of Grady-White
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