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IN THIS ISSUE: Tournaments and Events | Club News | Letters and Photos | Grady Fest 2010 | New Express 360 Hardtop Enclosure

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relations crew, or are interested in media articles about Grady-White boats, the website is there for you 24/7. But did you know just how rich a resource is here for you? See for yourself how many fun-filled pages there are and how much information there is to tap at gradywhite.com. The menu bar at the top of the landing page carries forward throughout the site so you can maneuver

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Access tons of customer resources and fun-filled pages at www.gradywhite.com.

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Tournaments & Events

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Dealer sponsored fun for the Grady community.

ERIC CANNIZZARRO caught the overall largest fish, a 32.2-lb. striped bass, during Port of Egypt Marine’s 19th Annual Grady-White Owners’ Tournament.

THERE WAS A GREAT GROUP OF KIDS fishing Tri-State Marine’s 14th Annual Owners’ Tournament and Family Fun Day.

Port of Egypt Marine, Southold, NY, spon-

Kristen Cannizzarro brought in a 2.55-lb.

Express 265, The Betty, took both first

sored its 19th Annual Grady-White Owners’

porgy; and Marie Hiltinun caught a 4.5-lb.

and second place in the striped bass

Tournament on September 3. Young Eric

fluke. There also were impressive catches

division. Joe Beige and crew captured

Cannizzarro caught the overall largest fish

in the Youth Division. Lukas Iacono caught

third place striped bass on Joe’s Marlin

with a 32.2-lb. striped bass. Other winners

the largest bluefish at 6.4-lb.; Rose Hall

300, Bad Influence. Linda Schumacher

in the Men’s Division were Adam Smith,

caught a 2.05-lb. porgy; Morgan Iacono

captured first place in bluefish on

8.2-lb. bluefish; Rich Boll, 2.45-lb. porgy;

won with a 6.3-lb. bass; and Kyle Boll got

the Spellmans tournament boat, a

and Tony Musumeci, 5.6-lb. fluke. In the

a 3.15-lb. fluke. The Most Unusual catches

Bimini 306. Second place was taken by

Women’s Division, Seva Mahramas won the

were by Brandon Quartarro with a 2.4-lb.

Jeff Schou on board his Sailfish 282,

striped bass category with a 23.9-lb. fish;

stingray; Matt Cafarella caught a 1.05-lb.

Gray Goose, with third place going to Pete

skate; and Lukas Iacono brought up a spi-

McEvoy’s Marlin 300, Permanent Waves.

der crab. The tired anglers danced through

Long Island’s oldest fishing club, The

LINDA SCHUMACHER cap-

tured first place in bluefish in the Spellmans Marine Second Annual South Shore Long Island Grady-White Owners’ Tournament. Here she is with Spellmans’ Chris Bellinzoni on the dealership’s Bimini 306.

the evening at the awards party that fea-

Freeport Tuna Club, entered five Grady-

tured lots of lobster and captain’s prizes.

Whites, decking four of the six prize slots!

Twenty boats competed while braving

Tri-State Marine, Deale, MD, held its

rough weather and difficult conditions on

14th Annual Owners’ Tournament and

October 10 for the Spellmans Marine and

Family Fun Day on August 1. Eight of the

Spellmans at Al Grover’s Second Annual

13 winning catches were made on Grady-

South Shore Long Island Grady-White

Whites. Kids’ Division largest fish overall,

Owners’ Tournament. More than 70

a 4.23-lb. rockfish, was caught by Ryan

anglers, family members and friends

Kaler; Nicholas Howard’s 1.3-lb. croaker

attended the weigh-in at the Kismet Inn on

topped the Youth Division; and honors for

Fire Island, NY, enjoying a buffet, award

both the Largest Fish on a Grady-White

prizes and raffles while taking in the

and Largest Fish by a Chesapeake Bay

awards presentation and cheering on the

Grady-White Club member went to Tyler

winners. Tim Sherman and his crew on

Zink for his 6.45-lb. rockfish.

Northeast Grady-White owners know factory representative Bing Fishman from decades of dealer tournaments and events. After 42 years with Grady-White, Bing was feted in October at a retirement celebration held in Groton, CT. The entire Grady family wishes him and wife, Betty Ann, the best. Love ya, Bing!

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Express 360 Integrated Hardtop Enclosure Option: A New Level of Comfort Introducing an integrated hardtop option available for Grady-White’s flagship cabin model, the 36' Express 360, offering even greater weather protection in this handsome, incredibly capable big water boat! Now boaters everywhere can enjoy an extended season of boating activities thanks to this enclosure and the 360’s temperature control system that functions like the heat pump in your home, warming the hardtop enclosure (and the cabin) in cool weather and providing air conditioning in the heat. “This new integrated hardtop enclosure is really an exciting, game-changing

option for this size boat, because it extends the boating season and makes boating more pleasurable than ever,” says Joey Weller, vice president of sales and marketing for Grady-White Boats. “The area around the helm is where everybody aboard naturally gathers, and this feature assures everyone is comfortable. Plus, we put the emphasis on safety. You won’t find better sightlines and visibility through the safety glass.”

Give your Grady-White dealer a call for all the details about this great new Express 360 option. This integrated

hardtop enclosure will really add to your family’s enjoyment!

New Canyon 366 Draws Raves! Grady-White’s breakthrough 36' center console Canyon 366 draws rave reviews from everyone who steps aboard. We hear words like “versatile,” “familyfriendly,” and “the best of both worlds,” confirming that the new Canyon 366 is in fact a different center console that offers unmatched fishing function and the 360º access of traditional center consoles plus a roomy console interior with the level of amenities and creature comforts you’d might expect in a cabin style boat. “You’ll first notice our T-top enclosure, a real evolution in center console

comfort and protection from the elements for those around the helm,” says Grady-White’s Joey Weller. “And with the fantastic console interior, you get a really nice family boat without sacrificing one iota of fishing function.” Inside the lockable console you’ll quickly see why this Canyon model is so special. The console interior features a roomy stand-up shower area including a “hidden” head with standard VacuFlush®, plus a galley with a refrigerator and nice deep stainless sink. A nearby area converts to a freshwater shower with just a pull of a

heavy-duty shower curtain. An optional microwave oven heats food and beverages. There’s a clever mirror that can hide an optional TV/DVD player, and a great quality sound system with MP3 and auxiliary sound connection. There is a berth with enough room for two that extends forward, with storage along the side, providing a place for a tired fisherman or a youngster to get some rest. A tinted rounded skylight and new-style side window give an airy, open feeling. “Consider the trademark SeaV2® ride, the new highly efficient power

option, and Grady-White’s hallmark safety features and incredible structure. Then add in all the design innovations inspired by our customers and dealers,” says Weller. “Together with specifications like a 420-gallon fuel capacity, you have to conclude that the 366 is a super boat dedicated to fishermen with families.” Visit your Grady-White dealer to learn about the new Canyon 366 or any of our 25 models from 18-36 feet. There has never been a better time to buy!

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The Grady Life: Owners’ Clubs

Here are highlights from recent Grady owners’ clubs events and outings. If you have Grady club information to share or are interested in information about Grady clubs in your area, e-mail anchorline@gradywhite.com. Go to www.gradywhite.com for links to club websites. The Chesapeake Bay Grady-White Club, sponsored by Tri-State Marine, Deale, MD, had a busy summer. In May, after a year of planning, Gary Reedy led four boats into the Chesapeake, then onto the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway to Coinjock, NC, and from there to Hatteras. They were joined by car trav-

JEANNETTE HAYDEN AND ANNE DEVINE at the weigh in for the CBGWC Seventh Annual Grady Lady Tournament.

eling members at a 7-bedroom oceanfront home across from Teachs Lair Marina–14 folks in all. Offshore fishing (complete with close encounter with an eight-foot shark!), plus surf and sound fishing were on the agenda. Sightseeing in Avon, putt-putt in Frisco, and a day

ferry over to Ocracoke kept others busy, and the sunsets were beautiful. June saw the Seventh Annual Grady Ladies Fishing Tournament. A tough bite this year–only 10 fish brought to the weigh station after fishing both the upper and middle Chesapeake and the Eastern bays. Top prize went to Jeannette Hayden for her 3.53-lb. rockfish; Maryanne Gomme took second with her 3.13-lb. rockfish. Wendy Hoop caught the largest perch and Lindsey Blum the largest spot. Rounding out the season was Grady Palooza II in August at the Knapps Narrows Marina and Inn. Despite beginning with small craft warnings, as the weather settled 19 boats and 64 members enjoyed the refreshing water and a rum punch happy hour. Frequent thunderstorms did not dampen party spirits. Coast Guard safety inspections on Saturday morning were followed by a catered dinner in the evening, and continued sporadic rain on Sunday kept everyone rafted up at the docks which gave everyone a chance to check out each other’s

Brenda Phipps caught yellowtail and yellowfin aboard 272, Already Gone, during the Gulfstream Grady Club Bahamas trip.

Gradys, sample recipes and exchange boating tips. Next year’s Palooza will be held August 20-22, again at Knapps Narrows. A big welcome to the Delmarva GradyWhite Club, sponsored by Taylor Marine Center, Milford, DE, and Taylor Marine II, Ocean City, MD. Twenty-one owners of Gradys ranging from a 1972 Sportsman to the latest Express 330 attended the initial meeting. Officers are Frank Ortolani, president; Mel Fortney, vice president; David Green, treasurer; and Dirk Van Rees, secretary. Those interested in the club may contact Karen@taylormarinecenter.com.

The Gulfstream Grady Group crossed the seas to the Bahamas in June. Nineteen boats cruised to Sunrise Resort & Marina in Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island for fishing and snorkeling. Story Teller captured the offshore award with a 30-lb. kingfish. Yellowfin, blackfin and skipjack tuna plus dolphin and barracuda also were prevailing species. Reef fishing provided consistent action, and Off Duty II pulled in a 13-lb. mutton for best of category. Yellowtail snapper rounded out the table fare. Some group members enjoyed fantastic snorkeling at Peterson Cay. Robert Robbins reports that the resort had “great accommodations, great food and spirits, and wonderfully attentive staff.” Mariner Marine of Riviera Beach, FL sponsors this club.

THE CAPE COD & ISLANDS GRADY GROUP, sponsored by Cataumet Boats, had a fun day in the sun July 12 on Bassett’s Island.

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September. Ten boats and 32 members made the trip. The water was “flat as a flipper” to and from the event. The quest for wily Pacific salmon resulted with top honors going to Chris Carabini with an 11.5-lb. king, second place to Daniel Denny with a 5-lb. humpie, and third to Larry Post who netted an over 3-lb. silver. Fishing was tough, as only hatchery salmon are legal. The fun was easy, and folks enjoyed the area’s fine restaurants and a group meal at Harbourside. Thanks to Terry McCartney and Jacobsen’s Marine of Seattle, WA, for club support. LOOK AT THE GREAT LAKE ERIE WALLEYE and the winning team of participants in this past summer’s Lake Erie

Grady-White Club Tournament!

The Lake Erie Grady-White Club reports the results of their June Grady-White Tournament. Blessed with fantastic weather, the walleye fishing was strong for most competitors and the waters off Lorain and Vermilion, OH, held some of the bigger migrating fish. Those with boats by the Lake Erie Islands had great fishing volume but not size. There were a number of first timers participating to compete for bragging rights. Tournament Champion was Bill Rauterhaus with 85.25 in.; second place was Jason Brooks, 77.75 in.; and third, Rick Raup, 73.875 in.. Bill Rauterhaus caught longest walleye at 29 in.; and longest perch, Mike Manion, 11 in.. Paul Kolesar provided excellent fish measuring skills and was a great steak griller! Beaver Park Marina of Lorain, OH, sponsors this club.

Victoria, British Columbia, was the destination for the Northwest Grady-White Club Salmon Derby, held out of Coast Harbourside Hotel and Marina in

LARRY POST AND CHRIS CARABINI took third and

first place respectively in the Northwest Grady-White Club Salmon Derby held out of Victoria, British Columbia.

Thirty-one Tampa Bay Grady-White Club members, family and friends headed to Palm Island Resort, Cape Haze, FL, October 2 for a long weekend of relaxation. Five Gradys transported most while several arrived by ferry to this secluded, peaceful spot with a beautiful white beach, lovely sunsets and wonderful weather. Some fished the pass, some gathered shells, and others chose to just relax by one of the pools or read. All enjoyed potluck dinners, a lunch by boat to Cabbage Key, and a dinner at the resort’s Rum Bay Restaurant. One of the best parts of the resort is there are no cars so transportation on the island is by golf carts only. Naturally there were a few races! Quality Boats of Clearwater, FL, sponsors this club.

All American Grady Fest ‘10 Fort Myers Beach, FL March 19-21, 2010

Festival fun and savvy seminars under the Big Top in Fort Myers Beach, Florida! The Fish Tale Grady Club is hosting Grady Fest 2010 and invites every Grady owner and enthusiast for a casual weekend celebrating all things Grady. Festival Chairman George Pacharis encourages you to register now and come to Fort Myers Beach and Fish Tale Marina during the weekend of March 19-21 when “We can almost guarantee balmy warm weather, so make this a mini vacation!” The main event will be held Saturday, March 20, with guest speakers including Grady-White, Yamaha, Garmin, Raytheon and others on hand, plus additional marine vendors, local chefs and more. There will be lots of door prizes, Grady gadgets, entertainment, and a silent auction. Plans also include docktails at Fish Tale Marina for Friday afternoon, March 19, and a Sunday brunch on March 21. Many Florida Grady dealers will be on site offering in-water demos. The Grady Fest cost of $20 per person includes Saturday lunch and a commemorative Grady-White t-shirt. You are encouraged to make lodging and marina reservations now. For registration forms and additional information visit www.gradyfest.com or contact George Pacharis by emailing info@gradyfest.com.

NINETEEN BOATS DOCKED at Knapps Narrows Marina for the

Chesapeake Bay Grady-White Club’s Grady Palooza II.

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Letters & Photos

What’s happening? Have an interesting story or photo? E-mail us at anchorline@gradywhite.com or write to Anchorline, P.O. Box 1527, Greenville, NC 27835.

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Dear Anchorline: We caught a pair of dolphin off Juno Beach, FL, last summer in our 2006 Marlin 300 purchased from Mariner Marine, Riviera Beach. The female hit a trolled line and while Norman brought it in, Julie reeled in the other lines and left one rod with a ballyhoo dangling from a rod holder. A bull dolphin following the female saw the lure and hit it while Norman was gaffing the first fish. Norman got the first one into the fish box, grabbed the dangled rod and luckily the male was still on!

Dear Anchorline: In August, our family went on a weeklong trip in our Sailfish 282, Great White, to Port Hardy, BC, at the northern end of Vancouver Island. Port Hardy is about an eight-hour run from our homeport of Sechelt, BC. Our 282 performed great, especially in the 35-knot winds that we experienced on the trip home. We caught a number of large Chinook salmon, including a 48pound monster that is the largest one that I have caught in 40 years of fishing. Thanks Grady-White, for a memory of a lifetime.

NORMAN AND JULIE HIRSCH caught this pair of dolphin off Juno Beach in July, in their 2006 Marlin 300.

Norman and Julie Hirsch North Palm Beach, FL

Alan Blattler Gibsons, BC, Canada

Love My Grady Dear Anchorline: I wanted to personally thank you for the time you spent with me on my factory tour. I really enjoyed seeing what a wonderful facility you have. I can see how you build such nice boats out of a spectacular factory. I love my Sailfish 282 and it has caught many pacific coast fish out of San Diego–dorado (mahi mahi), yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, albacore, halibut and even a nice thresher shark. Here’s a picture of my wife, Tracy, and our baby, Ella Grace, and me.

GINNY BLATTLER muscles

up the 48-lb. Chinook caught during her family’s week-long trip to Port Hardy, BC at the north end of Vancouver Island.

ELLA GRACE BERKEY REALLY TAKES TO BOATING WITH HER PARENTS , Tracy and John Berkey.

ELIZABETH, DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND JULIANA MOUSTAKAS , has loooooved riding on the family’s Canyon 336 since she was two months old. Here she is at four months, with her dad, at Andros Island in the heart of the Aegean Sea. The family fishes some, cruises mostly, and does a lot of scuba diving. Enjoy!

John Berkey Rancho Mirage, CA

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BUDDY WAS ONLY ONE YEAR OLD when the

SEVERAL GRADY OWNERS VOLUNTEERED THEIR BOATS AND TIME to support cancer awareness during the 22nd

Annual Swim Across the Channel 15.5-mile marathon held August 1 from Port Jefferson, NY, to Bridgeport, CT. Captains who served as swimmer and EMS/paramedic escorts or field guides included Kevin Blanco of Stratford, CT, Advance 257; Neil Epstein, Trumbull, Ct, Express 265; and Doug Chavenello, Fairfield, CT, Sailfish 282. Bill Szturma, Adventure 208, also from Stratford, served on the Swim Boat Committee. All the swimmers and boat captains marked their own or family and friends’ battles with the disease. The Swim generated over $350,000 for 36 services in the community that provide financial support for needs not covered by health insurance. Good work!

Tillman family of Mattituck, NY, purchased their 2004 Tournament 205 from Spellmans Marine. Six seasons later, he’s still loving the swim ladder! Here he is near Robin’s Island, Peconic Bay, LINY.

DAISY HAS FUN WITH WATER TOYS and her

family, The Brinks, off the coast of Mississippi aboard their Sailfish 282, Christina L.

Who’s Your Grady Buddy? If you want to share a photo of your furry Grady friends e-mail us at anchorline@gradywhite.com or write to Anchorline, P.O. Box 1527, Greenville, NC 27835.

WINN’S CIN, A SAILFISH 282, released a blue marlin off Ocracoke, NC, last spring. Aboard were Winn Butterworth, Cindy Butterworth, Wes Yandle, Dr. Kent Yandle and Justin Faison.

JAKE IS A SHIBA INU THAT ENJOYS FISHING ,

cruising and jumping off the Charlotte, NC, Dan Stroup family’s 2009 Sportsman 180.

Grady

captain, Robert Arnall, aboard a Bimini 306.

Gear!

WOMEN’S POLYESTER MICROFLEECE FULL-ZIP JACKET with drawcord waist, zip pockets and lined

WALKER AND SPENCER MACKINNON are having a ball at Wrightsville Beach, NC, enjoying the Portia and Mark MacKinnon family’s 2006 Tournament 205.

HOWIE RIDES OUT OF FORT MYERS, FL, with his

sleeves. Perfect for winter, spring and fall.

Shop online at www.gradywhite.com!

COLUMBIA’S QUARTER-ZIP PULLOVER is made from a quick-drying, non-pilling polyester stretch fleece to keep you warm and dry on and off your Grady! Elastic cuffs and an open bottom for easy movement.

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Dear Grady-White Owner: On behalf of the entire Grady-White family, we wish you the best of holidays and a Happy New Year! We hope to see you soon at your local winter boat show.

Kris Carroll, president

Eddie Smith, Jr., chairman, ceo

Seasons Greetings

Grady-White Boats December 2009 Anchorline (vol. 29 no. 3)  

In This Issue of the Anchorline: Tournaments & Events, Club News, Letters and Photos, Grady Fest 2010 and New Express 360 Hardtop Enclosure!

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