Grady-White Canyon 271 Built for Offshore
July 27, 2011
It’s not easy to customize Grady-White’s new Canyon 271. The reason is that the company has already done most of the job. Grady-White has sophisticated customers, and their design/engineering team listens carefully to them.
Of course, the Canyon 271 also features Grady’s proven SeaV2 variable-deadrise hull, full floatation, and a self-bailing cockpit with all storage compartments plumbed overboard.
In this case, those customers asked first for a big-water-ready, 27-foot center console that would perform efficiently with Yamaha’s powerful but remarkably light and efficient 4.2-liter V6 4-stroke outboards. The second part of the task was to create an open bow for lots of fish-fighting room. But the boat still had to be comfortable for day cruising with family and friends.
Two new features speak to the second request. On deck is a large, cushioned seat forward of the console that provides lounge seating for 2 adults, with a 389-quart insulated storage box beneath. That box can hold plenty of fish, but it also features an ingenious divider that allows for the creation of a cavernous dry-storage locker in front, and a large cooler for drinks and food behind.
The other clever feature is a lighted, ventilated subconsole head compartment large enough to accommodate 2 people, with space left over for storage and easy access to the backside of the helm. Add in an optional T-top carefully designed for storage, lighting, fishing, and shelter on sunny and snotty days, plus a competent helm and a leanbar/tackle station with live well. The cockpit holds Grady-White’s ingenious fold-down rear seat, plus another live well and a fishbox in the transom.
Of course, the Canyon 271 also features Grady’s proven SeaV2 variable-deadrise hull, full floatation, and a self-bailing cockpit with all storage compartments plumbed overboard. According to company data, the optimum power choice is a pair of F300s, which provide efficiency of 2 mpg at 30 mph cruise. Add in an optional bow thruster for maneuvering in tight spaces and count on this boat to serve her people well in many ways for many years.
- LOA: 26’ 10”
- Beam: 9’ 6”
- Draft: 23” (engines up)
- Weight: 5,790 lbs.
- Max hp: 600
- Fuel: 202 gals.
- Water: 18 gals.
- Waste: 10 gals. (optional)
- Bridge clearance: 8’ 2” w/ optional T-top
- Base price: $161,375 w/ twin F300s
- Grady-White Boats
- Greenville, NC