Grady-White Canyon 326 Center Console
By Tom Richardson on January 7, 2020
Grady-White’s sleek new Canyon 326 center console is packed with standard fishing-focused features and creature comforts that also make it an outstanding boat for family cruising and entertaining.
Based on the award-winning SeaV2 hull design, the 326’s helm features three deluxe, contoured captain’s chairs with flip-up bolsters and footrests. Built-in swim platforms on either side of the engines, along with a transom door and a portside door, make it easy to board from the dock or water—or land a big fish.
The Canyon 326 incorporates Grady’s integrated, full-height, scratch-resistant windshield for expansive visibility and a clean profile. The console includes a large area for flush-mount electronics, a compass, factory Yamaha engine pre-rigging, hydraulic tilt with power-assist steering, windlass switches, and optional Helm Master with Set Point. The fiberglass T-top with painted aluminum frame includes a radio box, storage net, LED recessed lights, fore/aft spreader lights, four rod holders, radar-mounting base, and outrigger plates.
In the fishing department, the 326 features a 32-gallon, recirculating, lighted raw-water live well and three insulated fishboxes, two 180-quart boxes port and starboard, and a 318-quart fishbox in the transom area. An optional 38-gallon live well can be added. Rod holders include four in the cockpit, four in the bow, horizontal storage for three under the gunwale, vertical storage for four along the console, four in the T-top, four on the lean bar, and one on the transom, totaling 24 in all.
The cockpit features Grady-White’s patented fold-away aft bench seat, while the bow features plush seating atop the port and starboard fishboxes with fold-away forward-facing bolstered backrests. There’s another comfortable seat with room for two on the console face. A bow shade is optional.
Creature comforts include a lockable console with stand-up cherry-accented head compartment, stainless steel sink with pull-out faucet, Corian counter, a lighted mirror, and ample storage. The console’s recessed lighting has an easy-to-reach switch next to the door.
Fresh and raw-water washdowns can be found in both the bow and stern. 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’s also an easy-access engine-flush system.
Key options include a bow thruster, battery charger, grill, refrigerator, SureShade electrically retractable shade with Sunbrella canvas, outrigger kit, casting platform with cushion and table option, and a retractable ski pylon.
Canyon 326 Specifications
Centerline length: 31′ 2″
Beam: 10′ 9″
Bridge clearance: 9′ 5″
Hull Draft: 24″
Transom deadrise: 20 degrees
Max power: 700 hp
Fuel: 327 gals.
Weight w/o engines: 8,500 lbs.
Base price: $286,395