The Perfect Dayboat? The All-New Dual Console Grady-White Freedom 325
Luxury, Comfort, Solid Fishing Heritage
Published: Monday, January 8, 2018
LOA w/Swim Platforms: 33'1" (10.08 m)
Hull Draft: 24" (0.61 m)
Transom Deadrise: 20 degrees (SeaV2® progression)
Maximum HP: 700 (522 kW)
Fuel Capacity - Standard: 288 gal. (1090 l)
If you are considering a safe, solid, premium luxury dual console with room for a crowd and comfort for all, one that’s chock-full of do-it-all versatility and ease of use, move the all-new 32-foot Grady-White Freedom 325 to the very top of your list. Why? Start with singular features including ready access to the portside head, and a starboard daybed console. Add in the unmatched saltwater performance of Grady’s exclusive SeaV2® hull. Then, consider the fishing-savvy heritage that Grady’s nearly-60-years of being at the top of the coastal sportfishing game uniquely brings. You may have truly found your family’s perfect choice.
Christian Carraway, Grady-White product designer, states, “Even a quick look at this boat shows that we’ve taken a real step ahead not only in practical ease of use — access to the head is just the most obvious example — but also in style. The hardtop is standard, as it is in all of our models over 30 feet. But this one is sleeker. First, it’s larger by comparison and comes complete with an overhead rail and flush mount electronics area, plenty of rod holders, LED lighting, and a self-contained, retractable SureShade® system. The windshield and its integration with the hardtop is a striking look. The windshield is more ‘wraparound,’ and offers a ventilation feature for greater air circulation even in rain and wind, yet buttons up tight when need be.”
The details make this boat the most comfortable and versatile in its size and class. Amenities like the standard portside boarding/diving door, and the deep and sumptuous cushioned seating and lounging areas in the bow, at the helm, and in the cockpit, make the 325 unbeatable for spending the day with family and friends. The built-in swim/boarding platform, along with a super-sturdy and safe transom door, enhance the in-water activities of your happy boating day, as do fine touches like the recessed cockpit shower and six-speaker stereo system. The roomy portside head and shower compartment with easy entry for anyone, the perfect-for-a-nap starboard console daybed, and the push-button adjustable lounge seating in the starboard cockpit make this the boat everyone wants to relax on.
To further amplify the comfort, there’s a console air conditioning option with helm outlets, and, for the ultimate in onboard entertaining, there’s an optional wet bar with refrigerator, and a grill, available to serve as an on-deck galley, making this boat all-day cruise worthy by any measure!
The 325 is a fisherman’s dream, too, ready for a full day offshore with signature Grady-White details like large bow storage boxes (a 180-quart starboard insulated box, and dry storage to port with rod pass-through from the head compartment), a 32-gallon livewell and 254-quart insulated fish box aft, and a patented fold-away aft bench seat that opens up the cockpit for action. All the fishing features are intuitively located — everything is right where it needs to be.
For every captain, the ergonomically designed helm with well-placed controls and switches, and room for large screen electronics, plus the fully adjustable deluxe helm chair, make for a great day on the water whether running offshore or cruising the waterways. Combine ride and handling superiority with the extraordinary safety and performance of a SeaV2® hull, powered by either 300 HP or 350 HP twin Yamaha four-stroke engines, and the new Freedom 325 will be your next boat that comes standard with the ultimate boating experience. Today’s technology-loving captains can add Yamaha’s Helm Master® with Set PointTM control system, for even more performance and handling capabilities.
Visit gradywhite.com for full specifications.
This article first appeared in the Winter Issue (Jan/Feb) 2018 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.
tags: New Boat Models