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Grady-White’s Redesigned Freedom 285 Delivers Both Comfort And Innovation

Published: Monday, January 13, 2020

Make every day on the water more special with Grady-White’s redesigned 28-foot dual console, the Freedom 285! If you’re looking for the best family boat with the versatility to enjoy water sports, leisure activities, fishing, and cruising to dinner along the waterfront, look no further. When Grady’s engineers set out to redesign this already exceptional boat, they did so with an eye on comfort and convenience. Building upon Grady’s superior riding SeaV²® hull, the redesigned 285 sports a new hardtop and a taller and wider windshield, offering added protection and comfort at the helm.

Grady-White’s redesigned Freedom 285 is sure to turn heads as you cruise along the waterfront!
This 28-foot dual console delivers the ultimate boating experience with world-class quality, reliability, and performance. Available in seven gelcoat and two painted hull color options.

But they didn’t stop there. This boat is a captain’s dream. A redesigned helm station incorporates larger flush mount electronics, switches that are closer to the driver, a top mounted compass, a larger footrest, and improved wheel and throttle ergonomics. Accompanied by a luxurious driver’s seat with electric forward and aft adjustment, and a flip-up bolster, you’ll be looking for any excuse to take this beauty out for a day of fun.

Your family and friends will be just as enamored with the 285 as you, while they relax in the comfort of port and starboard electromechanically extendable lounge seats or bask in the roomy bow seating area, complete with a standard fiberglass table and an optional bow insert with filler cushions that create a sun pad. Looking for a little shade? From the optional SureShade®, an electrically retractable shade that extends over the cockpit, to the all-new optional easy up bow shade that offers sun protection for those in the front of the boat, Grady has everyone covered.

With more than ample space for socializing and fun, the Freedom 285 is fully outfitted for a day of recreation starting with the optional, retractable ski pole that can be conveniently put away when skiing and tubing ends. Abundant storage space for fishing rods, skis, tubes, towels, and other gear keeps the deck clean and allows more room for family and friends. Design enhancements include a roomy, updated head compartment complete with indirect lighting, sink, and pull out faucet. The addition of an optional wet bar with sink and optional refrigerator in the cockpit further enhances entertainment capabilities. Features preserved from the original design include the patented foldaway aft bench seat, freshwater washdown, fiberglass transom door, and integrated outboard mounting system with swim platform and ladder.

Looking for fishability? This boat is superbly engineered with nine rod holders and storage for an additional six rods under the gunnel and in the head compartment. Other fishing amenities include dedicated storage for two tackle trays, two generously sized fish/ice boxes, and an insulated livewell with light.

Grady-White’s redesigned Freedom 285, like all Grady-White boats, is built on their legendary SeaV² hull. Offering not only the softest, driest, most stable ride of any 28-foot boat on the market, it also overdelivers on comfort and performance – making it the perfect boat choice for your family.

Visit gradywhite.com today and build your new 285!

 

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This article first appeared in the Winter Issue (Jan/Feb) 2020 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.


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