New 2013 Grady-White Boats
The term Grady-Built means there's no other sportfishing boat built like a Grady White. Period. Grady White boats are products of a unique combination of North Carolina's saltwater heritage, a culture of long-term private ownership, a dedication to safety, and a keen knowledge of sportfishing gained over years of experience. Your Grady White boat is built to last for years of enjoyment and commands an excellent resale value.
"Good enough" just isn't good enough for a Grady White boat. We build security into our boats we hope our owners never have to put to the test. The importance of self-bailing cockpits is impressed on Grady White craftsmen by North Carolina capes named "Lookout" and "Fear." SeaV2 hull designs are inspired by solid walls of white water across inlets like Hatteras and Oregon. And the attention to order and detail comes from fishing our boats from Canada to Australia. Grady-Built security gives our boat owners the peace of mind that is a huge factor in the pure enjoyment of time spent on big water.
Private Ownership: Continuity and Focus
Eddie Smith, Jr., has owned Grady White Boats since 1968. Our president, Kris Carroll, joined the company in 1975. Our company's only focus is offshore sportfishing boats. Grady White is fiercely dedicated to safety, performance and dependability with a fervor that simply can't be matched by a subsidiary of a conglomerate. We employ some of the best boat builders in the world, and the long-term relationships with our employees and dealerships support continuous product improvement.
Dedication to Fisheries Resources and Coastal Environment
Eddie Smith has led Grady White to be recognized as the boating industry's leader in recreational fishing and coastal environment issues. Eddie himself has been recognized for lifetime achievement by the American Sportfishing Association, and has also been honored by the International Game Fish Association and many others for his commitment. Many of the managers and other employees at Grady White are similarly dedicated to the long-term health of fisheries and coastal areas. A Grady White boat is truly a symbol of dedication to the best kind of future for our children, our fisheries and our waterways.
One of the most successful boatbuilding companies in the world, Grady White Boats has a legendary reputation for designing and producing outstanding fiberglass boats. Since 1959, Grady White boats have been built in Greenville, NC. And since purchasing the company in 1968, owner and CEO Eddie Smith steadily has done what he does best: inspire his crew to work hard to provide customers the best quality, reliability, safety, performance and long lasting value. In large part Grady White boat's success is due to developing close relationships with its customers and dealerships, asking questions of and carefully listening to boat owners, and incorporating features they've requested to create fun products that make many happy memories. The quest for being "the ultimate in boating satisfaction" is the basis for the management style promoted by current Grady White president, Kris Carroll.
Though Grady White boat's commitment to excellence never changes, the company constantly refines its boats as technology develops. That's one reason why in 2007 Grady White was ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Coastal Fishing Boats Six Times in a Row"*�each time to date that J.D. Power and Associates has conducted studies in this marine market segment.
Eddie Smith believes that boating, sportfishing and outdoor activities are great gifts for our society. The history of Grady White reflects nearly fifty years of appreciation and respect for these gifts, and the company is a steadfast advocate of fisheries conservation and education, and waterways management.
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