Grady-White Canyon 306
By Tom Richardson on August 15, 2017
Grady-White has redesigned its popular Canyon 306 center console with many important improvements, including a reconfigured console helm and bow seating area with optional forward-facing foldaway bolstered backrests. When the backrests are folded away, the configuration allows for improved bow access and a roomy casting platform (with optional insert).
Aft of the companion seat is a 47-gallon lighted live well equipped with an 1,100 gph pump, full-column aeration, blue interior and viewing window. The well drains overboard for easy clean up, and incorporates a freshwater sink with faucet, rigging station, tackle drawers, rod holders and an insulated bait locker.
The helm can easily accommodate two 16″ displays, with room for dedicated depthsounder, autopilot controls and radio. Throttles are up front and center, easy to use. The fiberglass T-top features a mammoth radio box, rod holders, radial-mounted outriggers, net storage, LED tri-color down lights, molded-in sound system speakers, plus molded-in spreader lights fore and aft.
The bow anchor, windlass and anchor locker detailing is another very convenient and well-thought-out feature. Anchoring and re-anchoring the Canyon 306 is a snap with a powerful touch-of-the-button windlass, and a sturdy plow anchor designed to extend through the bow chute. The anchor and rode rest in an easy-accessible locker. The overboard-draining locker means less maintenance, too.
The console features a stand-up head with standard marine toilet, shower system, and a deep sink. Fishermen can also use the head area for bulk storage. Big drawers, plus net storage, keep items easy to locate.
Gunwale rod storage can accept fly rods or a full trolling set of 50-pound-class tackle. Rods can be positioned with reels forward or aft. Also, there is a 304-quart fishbox aft in the cockpit.
Beam: 10′ 7″
Length 30′ 6″
Bridge Clearance: 9′ 4″
Max power: 700 hp
Fuel: 290 gals.
Transom deadrise: 19.5 degrees
Weight w/o engines: 6,950 lbs.