New Boat: Grady-White Canyon 271 FS
By Tom Richardson on January 11, 2016
Grady-White’s new Canyon 271 FS (forward-seating) offers comfort and versatility with port and starboard bow seating atop a pair of 85-quart insulated, overboard draining fishboxes. A casting platform insert option heightens the boat’s fishability.
The cushioned bow seating features patent-pending forward-facing bolstered and adjustable backrests that fold away to open the bow for fishing and other activities. The platform insert comes with cushions to create a sundeck and also serves as a bow table when paired with the available hardware package. Forward console seating with a built-in, 67-quart cooler beneath is also standard. The Canyon 271’s redesigned anchor locker features a horizontal windlass, which conserves forward deck space.
The raised helm of the 271 FS features a side-access footrest and dedicated electronics area, as well as a scratch-resistant, wraparound acrylic windshield integrated with the standard T-top to create a protective enclosure that extends the boating season.
Other features include stainless steel cockpit drains and a new headliner in the ventilated stand-up console area with standard marine head. The deluxe leaning post features a rigging station with freshwater sink and 47-gallon live well. A 198-quart insulated fishbox is located in the transom.
Rigged with a 300 Yamaha 4-stroke, the 271 offers a cruise of 30 mph at 3300 rpm with a 14.5 gph. Top end is 56.2 mph at 6000 rpm with a 51.9 gph.
- Length 26′ 10″
- Beam 9′ 6″
- Bridge Clearance 8′ 2”
- Draft 23″
- Max power 600 hp
- Fuel 186 gals.
- Weight (w/o engines): 5,790 lbs.
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