Grady-White owners festival returns to Florida

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About 400 Grady-White boat owners and enthusiasts will gather next week at Fish Tale Marina in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., for the fourth time in five years.

Grady Fest starts March 21 with the largest anticipated crowd in the festival’s four-year history and runs through March 23.

March 22 begins with a boat parade, followed by sessions on sun safety, destination planning, boat handling, mechanics and maintenance, fishing, electronics, dining aboard and boat customization ideas.

Sunday morning will see the largest raft-up ever of Grady-White boats, with as many as 100 tied together.

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