Grady-White recently announced the launch of the Fisherman 216, a 21-foot centre console offering the company’s classic styling. Like all Grady-Whites, the 216 is available in one of six hull gelcoat colours or two paint colours.
The Greenville, North Carolina-based fibreglass boat builder says its new model features transom swing-away port and starboard aft seat backrests, which pivot out of the way for entry and exit via the swim and dockside boarding platforms. “The aft jump seats are deeply cushioned on their topsides, and are over two feet wide for roomy, super-comfortable seating enhanced by the cushioned backrests,” describes Shelley Tubaugh, Grady-White Vice President of Marketing.
The 216’s all-day comforts include an oversized enclosed head compartment, complete with standard portable head, indirect LED lighting and plenty of lockable storage for rods, tackle, beach gear.
Known for catering to the needs of anglers, Grady-White’s fishing design expertise is evident throughout the 216. A room-to-move-around cockpit with plenty of rod and tackle storage. Two 81-quart insulated fish boxes are under the bow seating. Bow seating is long and wide enough to stretch out on, and is available with optional, patent pending fold-away forward facing bolstered adjustable backrests.
The console is available with a sturdy fibreglass T-top including integrated windshield, radio box, storage net, dome light, spreader light, and four rod holders plus radar flat. The optional T-top replaces the standard console windshield.
At the helm, standard is a lean bar with backrest, flip-up bolster, footrest, tackle trays, lockable storage, and four rod holders. The available deluxe lean bar adds a 25-gallon livewell with uniquely Grady-White engineering that really keeps bait lively. The helm itself offers a large electronics area with plenty of room for flush-mount equipment and monitor screens as large as 12 inches.
Seat cushions are safety-equipped with a rubber non-skid surface on their underside. This non-skid provides sure footing for tackle-loaded fishermen, wet swimmers, beach explorers and picnickers.
Center Line Length: (w/o engine): 21′ 3″ (6.48 m) (swim platforms not included)
LOA: w/Swim Platforms: 23’6″ (7.16 m)
Beam Amidships: 8′ 6″ (2.59 m)
Bridge Clearance: 6′ 7″ (2 m), w/T-top: 7′ 7″ (2.31 m)
Cockpit Depth: 25″ (0.64 m)
Hull Draft: 16″
Transom Deadrise: 19 degrees (SeaV2 progression)
Maximum HP: 250 (187 kW)
Fuel Capacity – Standard: 303L/80 gal.
Established in 1959, Grady-White builds boats from 18 to 37 feet in length.