Grady-White Continues Highest Ranked Customer Satisfaction Rankings In Every Study Conducted


Having already received recognitions of excellence in every study ever conducted in the marine industry, in 2008 at Miami International Boat Show, once again, Grady-White was highest ranked in the coastal fishing boat category when named "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Coastal Fishing Boats (17–30 feet), Seven Times in a Row."* What a great confirmation of Grady-White's continuing dominance in customer satisfaction!

"We are incredibly pleased and proud to receive this award this year," said Kris Carroll, Grady-White president, as she accepted this seventh trophy. "We never take this recognition for granted, and will continue to focus on making our customers exceedingly happy."

"Our team—not only our factory associates, but also our dealers and suppliers—has a great passion for and experiences a lot of joy in delivering something special in the lives of our boat owners that makes their families feel so fulfilled," Carroll continued.

Bimini 306 Highlighting the 2006 model year was the remake of the Bimini 306, Grady-White's 30' center console originally introduced in 1998. Grady's design and engineering team approached the 306 task with enormous enthusiasm and began a dialog with 306 owners, dealers and interested associates. The result was very popular, with innovative changes in almost every area of the boat. One of the standout features of the new 306 was a completely redesigned "Command Seating" helm area: deluxe helm and companion seats and a sports-car-like feel at the helm. There is even an automotive-style console glove box. The 306 also features a sturdy hard T-top complete with optional easy-to-use 15' telescoping outriggers. Grady incorporated the company's patented aft bench seat and a super rigging station and livewell arrangement in the aft area of the leaning post.

2006 also saw the revamp of one of Grady-White's most versatile models, the fishing-and-family-friendly Gulfstream 232. Available with single or twin engines, the 2006 232 gives its owners enormous versatility and value. The 232 is a widebodied walkaround cabin, perfectly suited and comfortable for hunting big game offshore among much larger boats. Plus, partly because of the newly redesigned cabin complete with plenty of napping room, a nice stove plus ample galley storage and optional head, the 232 really makes a nice coastal family boat.

In late 2006, Grady-White went "Five for Five," once again receiving NMMA's highest award for customer satisfaction, the CSI award. And Grady-White continued its unbroken record of top recognitions for customer satisfaction. Tournament 275

In December 2006 and January 2007 at the New York National Boat Show, Grady-White redefined the family cruiser by introducing the Tournament 275, a remarkably versatile 27-foot multipurpose family boat especially for coastal and big water use. The 275 was instantly popular because it is one of the first boats available that combined the amenities of an open inland cruiser with a saltwater-tough Grady-White hull. Click here for more information on the Tournament 275.

The Tournament 275 was the 21st model available to customers in the 2007 model year, once again ensuring that Grady-White offer the most complete line in coastal boating.

Many people don't immediately think of Grady as a center console boat builder, but as the 2008 model year began in August 2007, Grady-White literally and figuratively lengthened its lead with the world's most complete line of center consoles 18'-33' by introducing its eighth center console available for 2008, the fantastic 33' Canyon 336.

Grady-White's 2008 33-foot Canyon 336 upped the ante on Canyon 336 innovation and continues the high standards and attention to detail that deliver the long-term value and genuine satisfaction that customers embrace. The 336 offers the fisherman a big, beamy easy-to-fish cockpit and rigging station and one of the best and most comfortable helm area seating arrangements anywhere. What's more, the lockable console features a roomy stand-up head enclosure with a nice deep sink and a freshwater shower. An optional microwave oven heats food and beverages. There is even a berth that extends forward, providing additional storage space or a place for a tired fisherman to get a little rest. Click here to find out more about the Canyon 336.

* Grady-White received the highest numerical score among coastal fishing boats (17-30 feet) in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2001-2003, 2005-2008 Boat Competitive Information StudiesSM. 2008 study based on responses from 9,718 consumers measuring 13 coastal fishing boat brands and owner opinions of 2006 and 2007 model year boats registered June 2006-May 2007. Includes off-shore coastal boats 17-30 feel with/without cabins, mostly outboard, some sterndrive power. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed September-October 2007. Your experiences may vary. www.jdpower.com