New Boat: Grady-White Freedom 235 DC
By Tom Richardson on June 7, 2016
Grady-White’s new Freedom 235 Dual Console features luxurious seating and a roomy overall layout for up to 10 people. It also boasts an oversized enclosed head compartment with clever extended storage space.
Standard features include new built-in swim platform extensions to port and starboard that double as convenient boarding platforms, along with starboard deck-level auxiliary anchor storage. The starboard platform features a sturdy, 4-step swim ladder and there’s easy access to the cockpit through the transom door—something you don’t find on many 23-footers. Additional deck-level storage is featured on the port side, forward of the platform extension. The transom has a built-in, 160-quart insulated box for holding fish or refreshments. The adjacent storage box can be plumbed as an optional 15 1/2-gallon live well. A recessed freshwater cockpit shower is standard.
The aft cockpit features a bench seat that folds away to provide more room. And for tow-sport enthusiasts, the optional ski pylon tucks quickly into the transom when not in use.
An optional wet bar faces inboard, just behind the helm seat. This refreshment center has a sink, running water, drink holders and comes complete with a removable 35-quart Yeti cooler below.
At the helm and companion areas, the seating is generous and comfortable with plenty of options. Standard helm seating is a vertically adjustable deluxe chair, and the helm chair can be upgraded to a plush, ultra-cushioned contoured seat with flip-up bolster.
Forward of the companion seat are the controls for the optional stereo and plenty of storage areas, as well as the head compartment with stowage that extends into the bow section, making it ideal for rods, skis or swim toys. The anchor locker is easily accessible from its location under the bow seat. There’s seating room for up to 6 people on the thick, comfy port and starboard bow cushions.
The Freedom 235 is available in 6 hull gelcoat colors or one paint color.
- Length 23′ 7″
- Beam 8′ 6″
- Dead rise 20 degrees
- Max power 300 hp
- Fuel 115 gals.
- Base price w/ Yamaha 250 CLP: $100,310