Looking to fill a niche in its product line, Grady-White Boats has introduced the Canyon 326 that combines fishability and comforts for family cruising and entertaining.
The center-console boat has an expanded beam that features three contoured captain’s chairs with flip-up bolsters and footrests. Standard built-in swim platforms on both the port and starboard sides, along with a transom and a port-side door, make getting on and off at the dock or from the water quick and easy and helps land the big catch too.
“This boat fills a niche in our model line. It’s perfect for the owner that wants more room than the 306 but isn’t ready to jump to the 336,” said Joey Weller, vice president of sales for Grady-White, in a press release. “Its numerous built-in features, the latest in innovative design, style and comfort combined with a variety of options makes the 326 a great addition to our already extensive line up.”
Protecting the electronics area is an integrated, scratch-resistant windshield. The console includes an electronics area, compass, hydraulic tilt with power-assist steering wheel and a windlass remote switch. The fiberglass T-top with painted aluminum frame includes a radio box, storage net, LED recessed lights, spreader lights, four rod holders, radar flat and outrigger plates.
The Canyon 326 is available with twin Yamaha 300 or Yamaha 350 outboards. With a 327-gallon fuel capacity, the Canyon 326 has plenty of range to get to your favorite fishing grounds.
Anglers will love the 32-gallon full column, recirculating raw water livewell that is lighted. Grady-White included three insulated fish boxes with two 180-quart boxes to port and starboard and one 318-quart box in the transom. Buyers can add an optional 38-gallon livewell for more baitfish capacity.
This boat is full of conveniences with fresh and raw water washdowns at the front and back, as well as clear access to the anchor through a bow-walkthrough and a standard anchor windlass. The deluxe lean bar features a rigging station with freshwater sink and faucet, lockable storage drawers and tackle trays as well as built-in removable trash can storage. There is also an easy access engine flushing system to make maintenance a breeze.
Grady-White touts the Canyon 326 can be quickly converted for excursions with family and friends. Seating includes a foldaway aft bench seat, port and starboard fish boxes in the bow are cushioned with foldaway backrests. Additional seating for two is available on the forward console.
“When we set out to design this boat, innovation, high functionality and luxurious comfort were at the forefront,” said Christian Carraway, Grady-White’s design engineer. “The all new Canyon 326 includes the abundant stand-out features found in every Grady-White, including our exclusive and unrivaled SeaV²hull. Even on weather-challenged days, the boat has a phenomenal ride and handles with smooth precision, giving the captain and crew more great days on the water.”
Grady-White said the Canyon 326 will be offered with options including a bow thruster, battery charger and dockside power, a grill, a refrigerator and retractable shade. The Greenville, North Carolina, builder offers six models in the Canyon lineup from 27 to 45 feet.