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Grady-White Canyon 271

The totally new Canyon 271, Grady-White’s latest center console entry, showcases their many years of boat building experience with a host of inspired features and appointments to suit the entire family. Add to that Grady’s safe and seaworthy, great-riding continuously variable SeaV2® hull, and this 27-foot package cannot be beat.


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Grady-White Canyon 271

Like every Grady-White 20 feet and up, this platform is equipped with a head—in this case a ventilated, stand-up area with standard head. This area also doubles as lockable storage for rods, tackle and equipment. The Canyon 271 design also provides room for a huge, 389-quart lounge-style insulated box forward of the console with a divided dry storage area.

Making long runs enjoyable, Grady-White has created a deluxe lean bar for the Canyon 271 with forward-facing cushioned seating, fold-down bolster, footrests and supportive seat back. The wheel and easy to see flush-mount electronics area are ergonomically positioned, plus throttles, controls and switches are all at your fingertips. The lean bar doubles as a tackle center with 42-gallon insulated raw water livewell aft of the helm area complete with painted blue interior, LED lighting, acrylic window, full column water distribution and overboard drain.

Over the years Grady-White has been recognized for top-ranking excellence in customer satisfaction including eight consecutive J.D. Power and Associates top rankings and nine consecutive National Marine Manufacturers Association CSI Awards. See what all the excitement is about at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show. Grady-White Boats, 252.752.2111,

Boat Specs

L.O.A 26’10”
Beam 9’6″
Fuel Capacity 202 gal.
Draft 23″
Weight 5,790 lb.
Max HP 600
MSRP (w/twin 300s) $161,375*
*Model shown with optional features

Kenwood Marine KMR-700U

One of the largest manufacturers of audio and video entertainment solutions, Kenwood is proud to introduce their impressively designed KMR-700U marine receiver. Providing user-friendly USB connectivity with a built-in iPod or iPhone storage dock, this innovative device delivers impeccable on-the-water acoustics. On the flip down faceplate there is a 4-line LCD display that’s visible in bright sunlight and provides source, music title, album title and artist name. Hidden behind the watertight front panel there’s an internal compartment that protects your electronics from the harsh marine environment. Furthermore, the internal amplifier is outfitted with a host of sound controls for impressive fine-tuning and equalization. Kenwood,