Grady-White is a privately held builder operating out of Greenville, N.C., that makes center consoles, dual consoles, express boats and walkaround cabins. Owner and CEO Eddie Smith bought the company in 1968. It is run by president Kris Carroll.

Grady-White debuts iPad app

Grady-White Boats has launched Captain Grady — a digital iPad app that includes operation guides with videos and step-by-step instructions. The app, also coming soon to iPhones, is designed to give visually detailed and simple instructions or refreshers to a specific model of boat where and when boaters need it.

Grady-White Boats adds Michigan dealer

Grand Pointe Marina will represent Grady-White Boats from the company’s locations on the Grand River in Lansing, Mich., and in Sterling Heights, Detroit.

Eddie with his father, George, whom he credits for his business success.

An entrepreneur with a vision

Absorbing his father’s business acumen, Grady-White’s Eddie Smith turned a failing builder into a sportfishing stalwart.

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