Length: 22’8” Beam: 8’6” Max Horsepower: 300 Base Price: $90,000
Grady White Boats is a well-respected company that has been around for 55 years. Quality and excellence in design has led them to be ranked highest in customer satisfaction for coastal fishing boats (17-30 feet) seven times in a row by J.D. Power and Associates. The Fisherman 230 is a center-console fishing boat that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning of boaters. As with all of the quality boats in this article, standard features are just too numerous to fully list in the space provided, but here area few to get you started. The 100% hand-laid hull and deck comes equipped with two fish lockers, rod storage racks, numerous storage compartments, drink holders, comfortable seats, pressurized wash system and every fitting you can see (as well as those you can’t) is stainless steel. There is a removable cooler, stainless steel steering wheel, portable head and a full stereo system with MP3 and Bluetooth. The front deck is perfect for fly-casting to coho salmon in a kelp bed and the cockpit is self-draining should conditions get a little wet.