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IN THIS ISSUE: Club News | Dealer News & Events | Letters & Photos | What's New

What Magic Moments Have You Enjoyed on Your Grady-White? There are some special events in life that bring a grin to your face whenever you think back on them. When the memory is of a great time on the water aboard a Grady-White, your magic moments put smiles on the faces of your fellow Grady owners and certainly the folks at the Grady plant, too, as we see photographs and read the stories sent in from our boat owners around the world. Tell us about your Grady adventures! Game Two of the 2010 baseball World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers found several hundred boats packed around McCovey Cove outside AT&T Park, including a 2008 Marlin 300 owned by the Dave Gallegioni family. “It was fun! We watched the game on the big screen at the park and via our TV on

board,” writes Gallegioni. “We are San Francisco natives and diehard Giants fans. We were also there for the championship games against the Phillies.” The 300 is an upgrade from the family’s 1992 Grady Explorer 24 they had owned for 18 years. “One of the most memorable days I had with the 24 occurred while we

were drifting for rockfish in the waters by the Farallon Islands about 27 miles off San Francisco, commonly known as part of the ‘Red Triangle,’” remembers

Gallegioni. “We had an exciting encounter with a 15-foot great white shark that was intent on capturing a seal for dinner. The seal swam toward our boat and the shark’s dorsal fin struck the bow area. Needless to say, we unanimously opted to relocate our fishing spot.” continued on page 2…


2010 World Series games aboard the Gallegioni family's 2008 Marlin 300.

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Magic Moments …continued from page 1 He continues, “We primarily use the 300 for deep sea fishing several miles off the Golden Gate Bridge. These waterways are among the most hazardous in Northern California due to rough water in the area known to locals as the ‘Potato Patch.’ We need a vessel that we can rely on being safe and seaworthy. Based on our experi-

ence with the Explorer 24, we knew we wanted to upgrade to a larger Grady-White.” Dave Gallegioni and crew could count on a good time off the ballpark, but the chance encounter experienced by David Bradman and his buddy, Eduardo Herrera, off Miami, Florida, aboard a 2003 Bimini 306, was a bit of

serendipity. A boat full of Sport Fishing magazine staff members came along just as Herrera was raising a nice sailfish caught on light tackle and 15-pound test line. A photographer on board captured the moment before the billfish was released. The 306 is Bradman’s second Grady-White center console; he also

keeps an Advance 247 in the Keys. “I am extremely happy with the way Gradys handle rough weather conditions. I frequently fish offshore, and appreciate the stability and dryness of the boats as well as the fishability. I feel fully confident in their safety.” He enjoys drift fishing wrecks for grouper and snapper, and anchoring for yellowtail. King mackerel also is a favorite quarry, often off the Fowey Rocks Lighthouse. David Bradman enjoys his Grady-Whites year-round; even if you live in a climate where winter keeps you ashore, you can enjoy the thought of warm and wonderfully great Grady times past and look forward to the next adventures. Don’t forget to tell us all about them! DAVID BRADMAN AND EDUARDO HERRERA

happened to bring up this sailfish off Miami aboard Bradman’s 2003 Bimini 306, just as Sport Fishing magazine representatives passed by and snapped a picture before the release.

Winter Boat Show Wonderland! We’re looking forward to seeing lots of Grady-White owners and enthusiasts at the winter boat shows, now through early March! Our factory associates attend these shows, along with local dealer representatives, in Atlanta, New York, Seattle, Miami, and Boston plus over thirty others including international locales. Your local boat show and your dealer’s showroom are perfect places to find out which of the 26 models of Grady-White boats is just right for you. And with our winter sales event buying incentives, each show will be a great

time and powerful opportunity to “Get the Grady!” Make plans now to come with family and friends to check out the fantastic new 2011 boats like the incredible Canyon 366, one of 10 Grady-White center consoles…the Chesapeake 290 walkaround…our all-new Freedom 255, one of six “fishing and family” style dual consoles…plus many others. See for a complete boat show listing and for contact information about your local dealer. Don’t wait! Visit your dealer today to find out more!

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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 Go to for links to club websites. The Lake Erie Grady-White Owners Club literally blew off the fishing for their September 25 perch tournament because of gale force winds and small craft advisories. As hard as that was for the hard-core fishing group (Mike Manion reports, “It was like telling a bunch of race horses in the starting gate to go back to the barn.”) the turnout was fantastic for the afternoon festivities and the prize purse became part of the random captain’s drawing. Shameful begging was witnessed as the captains determined the crew distributions. The raffle prizes included a

Grady-White duffle bag filled with championship Lake Erie walleye lures and trolling gear, a beach bag with choice wines, and a tote bag with a Grady grillin’ apron and barbecue tools. Those will look cool on the dock! Thanks go to Bill Schaeffer and the crew of sponsor Beaver Park Marina for their support. The entire stable of eager fishing people, guys and gals alike, anxiously await the June 2011 walleye tournament to settle the score on who is the true club champion.

The weather nixed fishing in the LAKE ERIE GRADY-WHITE CLUB fall perch tournament but members had a great time anyway divvying up the prize pot and enjoying the camaraderie.

The Tampa Bay Grady-White Club had a “great little boating trip” to Boca Grande on the west coast of Florida. The Innlet accommodations were ideal, with a horseshoe cluster of rooms perfect for conversation after a day of sightseeing. Bonnie Hargrett reports, “We had fun driving golf carts along miles of paths and side streets, visited the lighthouse museum, and toured the Boca Grande Hotel which has just completed a major renovation. With no chain stores or stoplights, Boca

A group from the TAMPA BAY GRADY-WHITE CLUB enjoyed a “great little trip” to Boca Grande at the end of October.

offers total R&R.” Participants were Bill and Judy Eckerle, Norm Englert, Nancy Maier, John and Dixie Buick, Paul and Bonnie Hargrett, and Greg and Wynemia Arterburn plus their new addition, Grady, a cairn terrier. Club President David Yates visited briefly in between transporting scouts to a camping expedition on Caya Costa. This club is sponsored by Quality Boats of Clearwater, FL.

Several members of the TARPON COAST GR ADY-WHITE CLUB , sponsored by Ingman Marine of Port Charlotte, FL, tested their seamanship skills by enrolling in a Coast Guard captain’s license course. All graduated with flying colors! The new captains are (left to right) John Wolfinger, Ron Bembry, Burt Wahlburg, Bruce Cunningham, Dan Clark, Instructor Capt. Paul Memmer (also a Grady owner), Frank Muller, Alan Hall, Jim Goumas and Bob Mayes.

NORTHWEST GRADY-WHITE CLUB members participated in a Salmon

Derby out of Edmonds, WA, along with other customers of Jacobsen’s Marine, Seattle.

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Dealer News & Events Grady-White dealers sponsor hundreds of events every year—seminars, tournaments, trips, cookouts, sightseeing voyages and much more. See for events in your area. Cannons Marina, Longboat Key, FL, celebrated 55 years in business in October 2010. Cannons is the oldest family owned and operated business on Longboat Key, and has been a Grady-White dealer since 1978. “Little did I know, as a young boy in 1955, that we would have the longevity we have today,” said owner David Miller. “I owe it to team members like Benny Parrish, marina manager, and Tom Tomao, service manager, who both have been with us for 28 years, and to Jim Gallagher, assistant marina manager, who has been with us for 24 years. Our success is built upon our reputation for quality, a 100% commitment to customer service, and our competitiveness.” Jacobsen’s Marine, Seattle, WA, had a great turnout for its fall Salmon Derby out of Edmonds Yacht Club early November: 25 Grady-White boats with 75 entrants. The sun was shining but the fish were shy, with only six blackmouth (young king salmon) recorded and none exceeding the weight of the

past tournament record of 14 lb., 3 oz. for the special cash bonus. Participants still had a grand time! Among the successful were, at first place, Larry Post of Bellevue, with a 10-lb., 12 oz. fish caught at the west side of Possession Bar; second place David Panteleeff of Seattle, 9-lb., 14 oz.; and Tom Regney of Snohomish, 8-lb., 8-oz., third. Kid’s division honors went to Rebecca Skomessa of Bothell, 9-lb., 6-oz. MarineMax of Gulf Shores, AL, held its First Annual Owners’ Tournament October 22-23. Seven Grady-Whites competed in a fleet of 20 boats. Overall winners were Captain Jeff Smith and crew including Michelle Schoultz, Shannon Bosarge, Chuck Dixon and John Watters, fishing a 2005 Marlin 300, The Godfather. Dr. Bill Brooks on an Express 305 brought in the limit of very large red snapper, including the largest of the tournament. Jimmy and Carolyn Chapman, owners of Advance 257, Swell Ride, were also recognized for bringing in their limit of snapper.

Captain Jeff Smith and crew including Michelle Schoultz, Shannon Bosarge, Chuck Dixon and John Watters took top fishing honors in MARINEMAX GULF SHORES , AL’s First Annual Owners’ Tournament.

Outdoor World Ltd., St. Johns, Antigua, sponsored the Third Annual Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament and Seafood Festival September 25. The day definitely was one for the youth as three of the major prizes went to 16-year-old Danielle Mazely for largest wahoo, best female angler and best youth with her catch of a 57.25-lb fish. Fellow crew member Stephen Shoul brought in a 19.25-lb. wahoo for

youngest angler honors, and so Team Yamaha aboard a Canyon 306 came away with four of eight trophies. The weigh-in and prize giving were live-streamed on Dealer representative Benjamin Smith summed up, “There is no doubt we lived up to our motto, ‘Enjoy the fishing, enjoy the lime.’” This tournament celebrates the over 40year contribution Francis Nunes made to Antigua and Barbuda sportfishing.

David Miller and the staff of CANNONS MARINA , Longboat Key, FL, are all smiles about the dealership’s 55th anniversary.

Greg Schuler weighed in an 8-lb., 5-oz. blackmouth salmon in the JACOBSEN’S MARINE Salmon Derby, caught aboard his Sailfish 272.

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Sixteen-year-old Danielle Mazely won largest wahoo, best female and best youth categories for her 57.25-lb. fish caught during the Third Annual Francis Nunes Tournament in Antigua, fishing on OUTDOOR WORLD’s Canyon 306. There was a fine group fishing the Youth Division in the 20th Annual Grady-White Fishing Tournament held by PORT OF EYGPT MARINE , Southold, NY, this past summer. POE celebrates 50 years in business.

Taylor Marine Center hosted over 80 in September for their annual fishing seminar in Milford, DE. The morning session featured Harry Aiken, a tournament winner for decades and a former long distance casting champion, who shared techniques and even a few locations for inshore fishing opportunities. Captain Josh Farr out of Ocean City, MD, led the afternoon with discussions about hard-charging deep sea applications for tuna, marlin, dolphin and shark. Josh’s boat won recognition for the most fish boated in a recent White Marlin Open, and he discussed trolling techniques and rigging.

TAYLOR MARINE CENTER saw 80 attendees at their annual

fishing seminar.

GAME AND LEISURE BOATS has relocated to a new center in Runaway

Bay, Queensland, Australia, and the office/showroom includes a dedicated room for Grady-White sales.

Every August CATAUMET BOATS AND OUTERMOST HARBOR MARINE throw a customer appreciation party in Chatham, MA. Live music, a cookout, face painting and raffle prizes were some of the highlights enjoyed this past year by the 300 Outermost Harbor/ Cataumet Boats guests.


Gear! CUTTER & BUCK'S PERFORMANCE MOCK will keep you cool and dry with its moisture-wicking finish and 60% cotton and 40% micro polyester fabric. The shirt has an open bottom with a drop-tail hem, 1x1 ribbed mock collar and sleeve cuffs. Includes the Grady-White logo embroidered on the left chest.

Shop online at! Greg Boyd of Ft. Myers, FL, and Rich Grisham of Naples show a bit of enthusiasm for the fishing during a FISH TALE SALES & SERVICE club trip to the Bahamas last summer. Nice dolphin there, Greg!

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Letters & Photos

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

Safe Platform Dear Anchorline: What an adventure the first journey on our Adventure 208 turned out to be! The boat started up right away and we were off from Havre de Grace at 4:45 P.M. The sun was still out so we were very comfortable in our full enclosure, making 20 knots down the Chesapeake Bay towards open water. Our speed reduced to 12-15 knots as the seas were at three feet. (I then considered the remark I’d made to my son, Eric, regarding the helm windshield wiper, “Why did they put one in?”) We both were feeling really good about the stability of our new boat. When we approached off of Baltimore Harbor, we knew had purchased a really sturdy, seaworthy vessel. Waves were now three to five feet, and the winds at 30 knots. (The windshield wiper came in very handy.) Our total transit was 42 nautical miles and we made it in less than three hours. What a ride! Our new 208 more than met our expectations–they were exceeded. I would not ordinarily take out a vessel in such conditions but I am glad to know that the boat is a very safe platform. She is resting comfortably at her new home on Spa Creek, Annapolis. Graham Kastendike Cockeysville, MD

GRAHAM KASTENDIKE'S ADVENTURE 208 provided a safe ride even in

less-than-ideal conditions. Just another reason to get the Grady!

FIVE-YEAR-OLD WALKER HENDRICKS is at the wheel of grandparents Lloyd and Susan

Hendricks’ 1996 Grady with his dad, Christian Hendricks, on Lake Wateree in Fairfield County, SC. Back in 2004, Walker’s older brother J. Christian Hendricks, now seven, was also pictured in the Anchorline when a wee babe aboard the same boat.

ROB BRIDGE caught a nice 17-lb. hatchery coho salmon out of Sekiu, WA,

doing some fall fishing aboard Jeff and Tamara Melvin’s Gulfstream 232.

SLEEP OVER WITH GRANDMA! Cher and Dan Clark’s grandkids visited them in Punta

Gorda, FL, and Izzy and Jadin really enjoyed being aboard Express 330, Lady Godiver.

TOM BRIDGES caught this barracuda while

offshore from Fort Myers, FL, on Marlin 300, Bear Down, owned by parents Allen and Vicki Bridges. This is the family’s second Grady-White.

THE TIMOTHY MURPHY FAMILY “immensely enjoys” their Journey 258 on

Lake Pleasant in the Adirondacks of upstate New York.

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Who’s Your Grady Buddy?

If you want to share a photo of your furry Grady friends e-mail us at or write to Anchorline, P.O. Box 1527, Greenville, NC 27835.

LC KEEPS WATCH aboard Jill and Gerry Cottrell’s Seafarer 228 on Lake

St. Clair, MI. This is their second Grady.


Grady-White boat,” write Don and Helen Kamienski of Roebling, NJ, owners of a 1994 Seafarer. Congratulations and best wishes!

TESSIE THE YELLOW LAB takes in the sites of Lake Tahoe, NV, with

Dr. Jeff Wachs aboard his Sailfish 282.

LEXI IS SPORTING A CUTE DOGGIE PFD for her rides in Barnegat Bay,

New Jersey, aboard the Dot Gibson family’s Tournament 192.

What's new at You have your dream Grady in mind, and want to know “How much will this cost me?” Your local Grady-White dealer can answer that question. One great way to get rolling is to pull up the boat model of your choice, including options available, by going to’s “Quote Your Grady” pages. Either enter through the home page, or select “Find A Boat” in the menu bar to follow simple steps that let you “build” your dream Grady-White. You will be prompted to enter your name and zip code so your specifications can be forwarded online to the dealer nearest you, who will be in touch. Try it today!

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Dear Grady-White Owner: Winter is here! That means boat show season, and a welcome opportunity to meet many of you at your local show. This year, through March 6, our dealers are offering factory sales incentives for our huge winter EDDIE SMITH AND KRIS CARROLL sales event. Paired with Yamaha's credits and extended warranties, this event is a powerful buying opportunity and a very good time to get the Grady-White you've always wanted now so you can be out on the water next boating season. When you are at the show, stop by and introduce yourself. Stop by your dealer showroom anytime and ask how you can take advantage of our winter sales event! Happy Boating!

Kris Carroll, president

Eddie Smith, Jr., chairman, ceo

WINTER SALES EVENT! Winter Sales Event!

Now through early March, Grady-White Boats and Yamaha Motor turn your local Grady dealership into a winter wonderland with incentives worth cash towards the purchase of any new Grady-White–no matter what model or what year–with two-year extended warranties available on selected four stroke engines. Go to your local show or visit your dealer showroom!

Now through March 6, Grady-White Boats and Yamaha turn your local Grady dealership into a winter wonderland with incentives worth cash towards the purchase of any new Grady-White–no matter what model or what year–with credits and two-year extended warranties available on select engines.

Don't wait–call or visit your local dealer today for complete details!

Grady-White Boats Winter 2011 Anchorline (vol. 31 no. 1)  
Grady-White Boats Winter 2011 Anchorline (vol. 31 no. 1)  

In This Issue of the Anchorline: Club News, Dealer News & Events, Letters & Photos andWhat's New.