ALTHOUGH GRADY DESIGNED the 216 as a fishing boat first, the company also created a comfortable platform for nonanglers. From its newly designed aft seating with swing-away backrests to its oversize head compartment, this new center console delivers relaxation in a compact, stylish package.
For anglers, the boat features two 20-gallon insulated fish boxes under the bow seating; gunwale, leaning-post and under-gunwale rod holders; a 25-gallon livewell and tackle drawers in the optional deluxe leaning post; and a helm face that can handle a 12-inch electronics display.
The 23¼-footer (length overall, with swim platforms included) offers 80-gallon standard fuel capacity. It can carry up to a 250 hp outboard and measures 25 inches to the gunwale in the aft cockpit.
Anglers can option up for a fiberglass T-top with an integrated windshield, electronics box and more rod holders.
“It’s all about fishing and family aboard the Fisherman 216,” says Christian Carraway, design engineer. “Grady-White’s fishing-savvy engineering is seamlessly incorporated into a boat that doubles as a great family boat with perfection in every detail.”