Grady-White Fisherman 236 First Glance

Fish hard or relax with family aboard this 23-foot center console.

Grady-White Fisherman 236

Grady-White Fisherman 236 fishing boat
The 236 is a 23-foot-7-inch center console can handle up to 300 horsepower in a single-engine configuration. Courtesy Grady-White Boats

Grady says its all-new Fisherman 236 center console brings together all the fishing features of a classic hardcore 23-footer while seamlessly integrating family comforts. The company started with a roomy cockpit, rod and tackle storage, a standard 15½-gallon livewell, and twin 22-gallon insulated fish boxes, and then added bow seating with foldaway backrests, a stand-up head inside the console, and swim-platform extensions port and starboard.

The standard helm seating comprises a leaning post with a backrest, flip-up bolster and rod storage. Choose the optional deluxe post for an additional 25 gallons of livewell capacity.

Aft, the cockpit features a foldaway bench seat; an optional ski pylon also tucks into the transom when it’s time to clear the decks for fishing. At the bow, Grady created seating for up to six people. The anchor locker can be equipped with a windlass, a valuable asset for fishing families.


The 236 offers 115 gallons of fuel capacity. Standard power choices include a single Yamaha F250 or F300. With the 300, the 236 reached a top speed of 46.6 mph, attaining 1.78 mpg according to Yamaha tests. At a 29.3 mph cruise, the 236 turned 3,700 rpm and achieved 3.02 mpg.


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