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Grady-White 281 Coastal Explorer: Perfect Blend of Amenities & Fishability

Florida Sportsman Managing Editor Steve Dougherty joins Shelley Tubaugh, VP of Marketing for Grady-White Boats, to discuss the new 281 CE during the 2023 Miami International Boat Show. A step up from the 251 CE, the 281 Coastal Explorer CC boasts a modified SeaV² hull that is packed with ingenuity, including a new standard portside electric fold-down platform with stowable ladder and the newly designed aft bench seat with three different configurations. From fishing the shallows, and the deepest offshore canyons, to riding in luxury and style to and from the sandbar, this incredibly versatile boat will be a delight for the entire family without sacrificing extreme fishability.

Grady-White 281 Coastal Explorer CC Specs

  • Beam Amidships: 9'4"
  • Center Line Length w/o Engines: 27'7"
  • Bridge Clearance: 7'11"
  • Cockpit Depth: 22"
  • Hull Draft: 19"
  • Transom Deadrise: 16 degrees (SeaV2® progression)
  • Maximum HP: 600
  • Fuel Capacity (Standard): 160 gal
  • Weight w/o Engines: 5650 lbs

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