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Grady-White Fisherman 216 First Glance

The new center console delivers relaxation and fishability in a stylish-yet-compact design.

Grady-White 216 Fisherman

The Grady-White Fisherman 216 was built as a fishing boat, but it offers features attractive to families.

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Although Grady designed the 216 as a fishing boat first, the company also created a comfortable platform for nonanglers. From its newly designed aft seating with swing-away backrests to its oversize head compartment, this new center console delivers relaxation in a compact, stylish package.

For anglers, the boat features two 20-gallon insulated fish boxes under the bow seating; gunwale, leaning-post and under-gunwale rod holders; a 25-gallon livewell and tackle drawers in the optional deluxe leaning post; and a helm face that can handle a 12-inch electronics display.

 

Grady-White 216 Fisherman

The aft seating features swing-away backrests.

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The 23-plus-footer (length overall, with swim platforms included) offers 80-gallon standard fuel capacity. It can carry up to a 250 hp outboard and measures 25 inches to the gunwale in the aft cockpit.

Anglers can option up for a fiberglass T-top with an integrated windshield, electronics box and more rod holders.

“It’s all about fishing and family aboard the Fisherman 216,” says Christian Carraway, design ­engineer. “Grady-White’s fishing-savvy ­engineering is seamlessly incorporated into a boat that doubles as a great family boat with perfection in every detail.”

 

Grady-White 216 Fisherman

The 216 comes with gunwale, leaning-post and under-gunwale rod holders; a 25-gallon livewell and tackle drawers in the optional deluxe leaning post.

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Grady-White 216 Fisherman

Anglers will find two 20-gallon fish boxes under the bow seating.

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Specifications

LOA: 23 ft. 3 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.
Dry Weight: 3,125 lb. (w/o engine)
Draft: 1 ft. 4 in.
Transom Deadrise: 19 deg.
MSRP: $74,950 (w/ Yamaha F200)

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