Grady-White Canyon 271

A Thing of Beauty

FSF Staff May 29, 2012

The expertly crafted Canyon 271, Grady-White’s latest center console entry, remarkably showcases their many years of boat building experience. A quick glance reflects their thorough appreciation of clean sport fish design and a closer inspection confirms that this boat is Grady‑White through and through. A wish list of customer request-inspired features appeal to even the saltiest anglers and Grady’s safe and seaworthy, great-riding continuously variable SeaV2® hull can’t be overlooked. All in all, this sleek platform shines at every level.

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Grady-White Canyon 271

The Canyon 271 design allows room for a huge, 389-quart lounge-style insulated box forward of the console with a divided dry storage area. Additionally, the box is covered with a cushioned top and seat back that provides spacious seating for long runs. Grady-White’s forward-facing patented fold away aft transom bench is perhaps the best seat on the boat and stows away in a snap for a great, roomy cockpit when the fishing gets hot. While the deluxe lean bar offers seating for two and ultimate helm control and visibility, it also doubles as a fishing center with a 42-gallon insulated raw water livewell aft of the helm area complete with a painted blue interior, light, acrylic window, full column distribution and overboard drain. Toss in knife and tool holders with a lockable tackle drawer, a second tackle locker with trays and even more net storage, plus four rod holders and you won’t have to leave anything at the dock. Grady-White, 252.752.2111, gradywhite.com

Boat Specs

L.O.A 26’10″
Beam 9’6″
Draft 23″
Deadrise 20°
Fuel Capacity 202 gal.
Weight 5,790 lb.
Max HP 600
MSRP $148,000* (w/Twin 200s)
*Model shown with optional features

Yamaha F300

With a worldwide reputation as the most reliable outboard on the water, Yamaha’s next generation of saltwater-grade powerhouses push technology even further. The lightest motor in its class—over 200 pounds lighter than the V8 300 it replaced— the new V6 F300 boasts improved fuel economy and performance thanks to incredible design advancements. Plasma-fused sleeveless cylinders shed substantial weight, while the 4.2 liter big-bore breathes easier thanks to newly designed and wider throttle, intake and exhaust valves. Additional weight-saving attributes include a composite oil pan and 70 amp alternator that sheds 6 pounds over the 45 amp predecessor. Paired with a Command Link Plus digital display and users have ultimate control for maximum efficiency and performance. Stronger, lighter and faster, Yamaha’s V6 F300 will take you places you never thought possible. Fish beware! Yahama, yamahaoutboards.com

Engine Specs

HP at Prop 300 HP @ 5500 RPM
Full Throttle 5000-6000 RPM
Cylinders DOHC V6
Displacement 4.2 L (254 ci)
Alternator 70 amp
Gear Ratio 1.75:1
Dry Weight 562 lb.
Shaft Length 25″/30″
Recommended Fuel 89 Octane
MSRP $25,500 (approx.)

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