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Grady-White’s Fisherman 236 is foremost a great fishing boat, bred of Grady’s saltwater DNA yet more feature-rich and family-friendly than any competitive 23-foot center console. The 236 has unmatched sport fishing essentials—oversize cockpit, rod and tackle storage, plus huge capacity fish boxes and a standard livewell. The family will love two built-in swim platforms, the oversized enclosed head, and comfortable bow seating with optional forward facing fold away backrests.
Grady-White Fisherman 236 - Boat Review
A family-friendly multitasker
By Capt. Dave LearNovember 3, 2016 Specs:
Length: 23'7" Beam: 8'6" Draft: 18.5" Fuel: 115 gal. Water: 10 gal. Deadrise: 20 degrees Weight: 3,900 lb. Max HP: 300 Price: $97,995 w/ Yamaha F300 Grady-White Boats: gradywhite.com
Weather: Sunny, 92 degrees Location: Neuse River, North Carolina Wind: Light and variable Sea State: Light chop Test Load: Three adults, 86 gallons of fuel, 10 gallons of water
I’d tested Grady-White boats before, and I also had fond memories of fishing near Oriental, North Carolina. So when the opportunity came to combine both, I jumped at the chance. This time, I would get to run and fish aboard the new Fisherman 236, joined by local fishing guide Capt. Scott Wood.
The run across the broad Neuse River just after daybreak was exhilarating, and the trademark SeaV2 hull with the variable deadrise of the Grady-White sliced through the rolling waves without hesitation. After reaching a remote section of shoreline, Wood shut off the big four-stroke and handed out rods as we started a slow drift along a bank with nervous mullet flipping all around.
Twin platforms aft add to the overall length and offer conven- ient entry and gear storage.
The boat earned top marks for fishability right off the bat. The forward casting deck has a fill-in section, and the outer insulated 89-quart boxes enhance the usable footprint. I was working a big popper, taking full advantage of the ample casting or trolling room, when a 51-pound red drum inhaled the surface plug.
After releasing the big fish, I surveyed the Grady and quickly located a number of key features, including toe rails, rod holders on the gunwales, horizontal racks for six combos, and a 160-quart transom box to port with a 15½-gallon livewell finished in bait-calming blue just inboard of the swing-away transom door, all standard issue.
The transom houses a sizable livewell, as well as a 160-quart insulated fish box.
Thick coaming bolsters surround the cockpit of the Fisherman 236, and a comfortable leaning post serves as the standard helm seating. An upgraded version includes more rod storage, a companion tool rack and a second 25-gallon livewell.
The aft foldaway bench-style seat is also standard. It deploys easily, offering a good spot to relax during long-distance runs. A jump seat on the forward console lifts for access to a handy drink cooler. A tall compartment to starboard opens into the ventilated head with Porta Potti. And for family beach outings or a cruise to the local waterfront restaurant, a full cushion package with foldaway backrests (an available option) turns the bow into a lounging area.
A full-length windshield on the large console affords top protection from the elements.
The helm is large, yet it leaves plenty of room to move fore and aft effortlessly. The instrument and electronics panels are easy to scan and reach, while the angled footrest provides more operator comfort. The 236 feels much bigger than its actual length. The seamless, integrated twin swim-platform extensions are not counted in the boat’s overall length, but they help to span bigger waves, and the adjacent storage compartments easily accommodate a beach anchor and dock lines, while the telescoping boarding ladder to starboard simplifies re-entry.
The test boat came rigged with a Yamaha F300 four-stroke outboard, which had torque to spare. The hole shot was impressive, and the handling effortless with hydraulic steering. With three-quarters of a tank of fuel, plus three guys and a normal load on board, the boat cruised at 28.5 mph doing 3,000 rpm whilesipping a miserly 10.6 gph. Our top speed was 46.3 mph with a fuel burn of 26.4 gph, similar to factory performance tests (46.6 mph/26.2 gph), which don’t show much of a drop (43.2 mph top speed) with the standard 250 hp outboard.
The bow compartments offer insulated storage and convert into comfortable loungers.
As expected of Grady-White boats, the 236 is built solid. Hulls are hand-rolled to ensure the right resin-to-glass ratio for uniform layering. The stringer system and transom are constructed using all-composite materials, with a beefy aluminum brace molded into the transom for additional strength. Only high-grade 316L stainless-steel hardware is used, and each boat undergoes rigorous quality-control testing before being shipped to dealers. All these details and the exceptional fit and finish translate into a soft, smooth ride, even when seas get snotty, along with years of trouble-free operation and great resale value. Oh, and Grady-Whites don’t come in just classic white anymore. Customers can choose among six gelcoat colors or one overall color, if paint is desired.
If you’re in the market for a capable fishing boat that doubles nicely as the family aquatic station wagon, take the new Fisherman 236 out for a romp on a nasty day. Buyer beware: Monster redfish on topwater plugs are not guaranteed. But they certainly help to seal the deal.
With the F300, this Grady has power to spare, an impressive hole shot, tops at nearly 47 mph and offers great fuel efficiency at cruising speed.
Grady-White introduces an all-new center console right in the sweet spot at 23' and incorporating their SeaV® hull design technology, classically rugged and durable, with an exceptional ride. The Fisherman 236 is a true bluewater angler fishing boat, but her family-friendly amenities set her up for comfort, entertaining, and skiing. She comes standard with a Yamaha F250 horsepower four-stroke engine, with the option of a F300 horsepower model, which we were provided on our test boat. With generous storage space and convertible seating arrangements, this Center Console fisher offers the utility, versatility and durability Grady-White has become known for.Key Features
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.Engine Options Std. Power Not Available Tested Power 1 x 300-hp Yamaha F 300 4-stroke Opt. Power 1 x 250-hp Yamaha 4-stroke
All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.Performance Chart Acceleration Times & Test Conditions Time To Plane 3.8 sec. 0 to 30 8.4 sec. Ratio N/A Props 15 1/2"x17" Load 2 persons, full fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear Climate 85 deg., 70 humid.; wind: 0-10 mph; seas: calm Captain's Report The 2017 Grady-White Fisherman 236.Grady-White's all new Fisherman 236 has an LOA of 23'7" (7.18 m) and beam of 8'6" (2.59). Overview
This all-new center console provides seating and comfort while incorporating the multifunction capabilities of swimming, water skiing, snorkeling, and the pure pleasure of enjoying a multipurpose utility boat. Her stability and solid build are immediately apparent upon stepping aboard and even more so once underway. With her signature profile and trademark Grady-White coloring, she brings features and characteristics that make a versatile boat for both anglers and families.The Fisherman 236 underway with the optional Yamaha F 300 horsepower engine. Features Inspection Construction.
Any review of a Grady-White would be incomplete without a discussion of its construction. Since 1989, each Grady-White hull has been exclusively designed by C. Raymond Hunt and Associates. Known for their solid build and durability, this brand new model incorporates foam floatation and a Continuous Variable V (Sea V2) hull.Composite stringers and transoms used
in the boat’s hull. Her stringers and below deck structures have proved themselves over years to be among the most reliable in the industry.The Fisherman 236 with lines out. Note the signature Grady-White shear line. Fishing Features.
Fishing is the primary mission of the Fisherman 236. She has four gunwale rod holders, two on each side and a retractable transom seat to open up the aft cockpit, which has 25” of depth. Toe rails to port and starboard, below the three in-wall rod storage racks (six total), provide footing for leverage.Three rod racks located under each gunwale for storage. Note toe rail beneath.
In the transom, she has a 160-quart insulated fishbox, which can also serve as a cooler, along with a standard 15.5 gallon, insulated raw water lighted livewell, with a full column distribution inlet and overboard drain.Transom fish box that doubles as a cooler.The lighted livewell on the transom is standard.The Fisherman 236 showing the optional T-top. Note her Carolina bow flare.
The Fisherman 236 is offered with an optional T-top, and this comes with the additional option of either 15-foot mounted crank or radial outriggers, along with four rod holders, extended windshield, radio box, dome light, spreader light, and a radar flat. The integrated design of the optional painted T-top with full-height windshield gives noticeably better visibility than conventional piping designs.Family Features.
The Fisherman 236 does not skimp on seating, and her bow rider layout has port and starboard reclined seating when the folding backrests are deployed into place. When not in use, to allow freedom of movement, they each retract against the gunwale. The port and starboard lounge seats are connected forward by an additional cushion, creating a U-shaped benchseat, which, when the padded insert is put into place, creates a sunpad. In addition, a table can be mounted in place creating a space for enjoying lunch and snacks at the bow. A traditional seat is positioned forward against the console with insulated storage beneath.Forward console seat showing self-bailing storage compartment for beverages or fish.
Within the console and accessed from the starboard side is the head compartment, which has standing headroom, LED lighting, and opening portlight with a screen in the window, a bulk storage compartment, and portable toilet.The Fisherman 236 head compartment with portable toilet and portlight.
Against the transom is a folding bench seat with backrest that, when fishing, can be conveniently retracted against the transom bulkhead, increasing freedom of movement about the aft cockpit, but when deployed, comfortably seats three. The Fisherman 236 has a capacity rating for 10 people, regardless of the optional seating arrangements ordered.Transom of the Fisherman 236. Note aft seat in the folded position and spring loaded ski pole in the center.
The substantial fiberglass transom door is on the starboard side and provides access to the extended swim platforms, which are easily accessed around the engine on both the port and starboard sides, with the four step swim ladder to starboard for ease of entry into the water for swimming or skiing. The optional integrated, spring-loaded ski pole quickly stows between the livewell and fishbox.The transom door is strong.
There are two storage lockers in each side of the swim platform area, ideal for snorkel gear and an auxiliary stern anchor, which is useful when anchoring the boat astern to the beach to hold her into position or as an auxiliary bow anchor. No boat should ever be anchored by the stern offshore.Telescoping four-step swim ladder from starboard platform.Swim platform storage compartment for an auxiliary anchor. Helm Features.
The helm of the Fisherman 236 has a lean bar with two seats, comfortably placing her operator within reach of the controls. The console consists of the adjustable stainless steel wheel for the hydraulic tilt steering, compass, a Yamaha EVC diagnostics display, Fusion stereo, hydraulic trim tab controls, and all DC switches for the boat’s electric controls and lighting. There is room on the console for two flush-mounted, dealer-installed, 12” navigation displays. Two cup holders create an extra convenient holding space for items such as keys and a cell phone.The console of the Fisherman 236 has room for two navigation screens. Performance Review
Our test of the Fisherman 236 was conducted in Morehead City, North Carolina outside of the inlet in the Atlantic Ocean. The seas and winds were calm, and it was a warm and clear day in the high eighties. With the optional upgrade of the Yamaha F 300 horsepower four stroke engine and a 15 ½” by 17” propeller, we reached a top speed of 48.5 miles per hour at a full throttle 5700 RPMs. At this speed, we were burning 28.5 gallons per hour, with an economy of 1.7 miles per gallon.Best Cruise.
Dialing back to 3,500 RPMs, we achieved our best economy at 27 miles per hour, burning only 9.1 gallons per hour. This gave us a fuel economy of 3 miles per gallon and, keeping 10 percent of fuel in reserve, gave us a range of 307 statute miles.The Fisherman 236 on plane. Note the “bowrider” configuration with the optional back rests.
The time to plane for the Fisherman 236 was 4.6 seconds, and we reached 20 miles per hour in 5.6 seconds. Continuing to cruising speed of 30 miles per hour took an additional 3.8 seconds for a total of 9.4 seconds from the point of acceleration. We put the Fisherman 236 through a series of tight turns at full power, both coming out of a straight run and at take off, and she was both stable and responsive with no slippage. All in all, her operation, stability, and turning characteristics were what we would expect in a Hunt-designed hull.The Grady-White Fisherman 236 at anchor. Note the extra-long swim platform. Observations
With this all new model, Grady-White has brought to market a center console that is nimble and manageable while incorporating family-friendly features. Whether it be her primary mission of fishing or entertaining the family for a day on the water, the Fisherman 236 offers the ride and comfort for which Grady-White has come to be known. Her construction and sea keeping ability give this boat the rugged endurance of an offshore fisherman, while offering enjoyment for the whole family.Test Result Highlights