Grady-White unveiled a new center console, the Fisherman 236, that combines day-boating family amenities with “finely-tuned, highly functional fishing features,” according to the company.
The 236, which has a centerline length of 23 feet, 7 inches and a beam of 8 feet, 6 inches, is built with a roomy cockpit with rod and tackle storage, a standard livewell, plus huge insulated fishboxes fore and aft are just the beginning of the fishing features, the builder said.
Seating includes bow seats with available patent pending fold away forward facing bolstered adjustable backrests. There’s a stand-up head area inside the console. The boat rides the company’s Grady-white SeaV2 hull.
“Here’s the boat of choice when your first loves are fishing and family… and not necessarily in that order,” Grady-White design engineer Christian Carraway said in a statement. “First, it is a super, solid sport fishing boat with the function of that activity optimized beyond anything else in this size range.” Carraway said the boat is “incredibly versatile for family times, including practically any activity on or in the water.”
Standard features aboard the Fisherman 236 include new built-in swim platform extensions port and starboard that double as convenient boarding areas, with starboard side deck level auxiliary anchor storage. The starboard platform features a sturdy, four-step swim ladder. There is easy access via Grady-White’s heavy-duty transom door–super safe and secure with positive locking hardware that befits a bigger vessel. Additional deck level storage is featured on the port side, forward of the platform extension.
Aft cockpit space is beamy so there’s more room for any activity than in other 23-foot center consoles. Grady-White’s patented aft bench seat is standard, providing seating when needed and folding away when things get busy. 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.
Standard helm seating is a lean bar with backrest, flip-up bolster and rod storage as well as knife and pliers holders. Upgrades include a deluxe lean bar with additional livewell capacity. The helm itself is ergonomically arranged. Systems and controls are at the fingertips. Boats equipped with the optional T-top have a highly functional and full height windshield integrated from the console to the T-top.
The console’s oversized enclosed compartment is complete with standard portable head, LED lighting and plenty of extra storage. The bow anchor locker is available with an optional windlass. There’s seating room enough for up to six people on the thick port and starboard bow cushions, or passengers can enjoy the optional patent pending fold away forward facing bolstered adjustable backrests for a super comfortable seat in the bow.
The Fisherman 236 and all Grady-Whites are available in one of six hull gelcoat colors or one paint color.