Grady-White

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 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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Grady-White CEO wins conservation award

Grady-White Boats owner and CEO Eddie Smith was named the winner of the Rybovich Lifetime Conservation Award Nov. 1 at the Billfish Foundation’s annual gala in Fort Lauderdale. The award, named after legendary boatbuilder and conservationist John Rybovich, is the foundation’s highest honor, presented to members of the sportfishing community who have excelled in their…more

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