Grady-White’s 23-foot Dual Console Freedom 235 Reshapes Category With Fresh Features, Exceptional Detail, And Superb, Safe Performance
Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Grady-White’s new model Freedom 235 has better engineered features, more options, and more detail in construction and finish than any other 23-foot dual console. When you look at this boat from Grady, it’s evident what sets it apart. From your first step into the cockpit, you see big-boat amenities: luxurious seating, signature fishing and fun features, and an impressive, roomy overall layout. Plus, maybe best of all, there’s an oversized enclosed head compartment. Here is a Grady-White that delivers very high value and stays true to the company’s 60-plus-year heritage.
The long list of Grady firsts aboard the 235 begins at the stern. Standard features include built-in swim platform extensions port and starboard that double as convenient boarding platforms, and there is starboard side deck level storage as well. The starboard platform features a sturdy, deep water four-step swim ladder. A transom door is an access luxury aboard any 23-foot boat, and Grady-White’s version of this door is super safe, secure, and heavy-duty with positive locking hardware. The transom has a built-in 160-quart insulated box, all ready for fishing or refreshments – whatever your choice for the day’s fun. A recessed freshwater cockpit shower is standard. For swimming, diving, and tow sports, as well as fishing, the stern area of the Freedom 235 is a new hallmark.
The Freedom 235 from the stern shows just how roomy the cockpit, helm, and companion areas are.
Note the elegant, plush seating and the easy access door to the head in the port side console.
Aft cockpit space is beamy so there’s more room for any activity than in other 23-foot dual consoles. Grady-White’s patented aft bench seat folds away when things get busy. And for tow sport enthusiasts, there’s a super easy-to-use optional ski pylon that tucks quickly into the transom when you’re ready to fish or cruise.
Starboard side in the cockpit, an optional wet bar faces inboard, located just behind the helm seat. This refreshment center has a sink, running water, drink holders, and comes complete with a removable 35-quart Yeti® cooler below.
At the helm and companion areas in the cockpit, the seating is ultra-comfortable with plenty of options. Standard helm seating is a vertically adjustable deluxe chair, and the helm chair can be upgraded. Standard companion seating is likewise a deluxe chair, but Grady-White’s patented lounge chair with tilting backrest or a clever electromechanically extendable luxurious lounge seat are optionally available.
Forward of the companion seating are the controls for the optional stereo and plenty of storage areas, as well as the oversized enclosed head compartment with stowage that extends into the bow section for keeping rods, skis, or swim toys. The bow anchor locker is easily accessible under the bow seat. There’s enough seating room for up to six people on the thick, comfy port and starboard bow cushions.
Grady-White’s new Freedom 235 dual console is full of big-boat function and features including a roomy head and luxurious seating options. It's also available with an optional hardtop (shown) or Bimini canvas.
The Freedom 235 is available in one of six hull gelcoat colors or two paint colors. Every model features the remarkable performance of a SeaV2® hull that provides a softer, drier, more stable ride, meaning you can enjoy more days on the water more often.
Find your Freedom 235 at www.gradywhite.com today.
LOA w/Swim Platforms 25'7" (7.80 m)
Hull Draft 20" (0.51 m)
Transom Deadrise 20 degrees (SeaV2® progression)
Maximum HP 300 (224 kW)
Fuel Capacity - 115 gal (435 l)
This article first appeared in the Winter Issue (Jan/Feb) 2019 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.
tags: New Boat Models