GRADY-WHITE’S NEW CANYON 326 EMERGES AS A MODERN CENTER CONSOLE WITH SLEEK STYLE, INNOVATIVE DESIGN, AND ULTIMATE COMFORT

Grady White Canyon 326

May 28, 2019

Engineered for the boat buyer searching for a spacious well-appointed center console, the new Canyon 326, integrates three ultra-plush seats under the T-top and offers a sleek sporty appearance with all the luxuries and amenities expected in a Grady-White. This new 32-foot center console is packed with all the standard equipment that enhances fishability and includes the comforts that make it an outstanding boat for family cruising and entertainment too, all on the award winning SeaV2®hull design.

Grady-White’s more than 60 years of design ingenuity is evident in the exceptional features of the 326, starting with an expanded beam that sits the helm on center with three deluxe contoured captain’s chairs including easily convertible, flip-up bolsters and footrests. Standard built-in swim platforms on both the port and starboard sides, along with a transom and a port-side door, make getting on and off at the dock or from the water quick and easy and helps land the big catch too.

“This boat fills a niche in our model line. It’s perfect for the owner that wants more room than the 306 but isn’t ready to jump to the 336,” notes Joey Weller, Grady-White Vice President of Sales. “Its numerous built-in features, the latest in innovative design, style and comfort combined with a variety of options makes the 326 a great addition to our already extensive line up.”

The Canyon 326 incorporates Grady-White’s integrated, full-height, scratch-resistant windshield for expansive visibility and a clean profile. The console includes a sizable flush mount electronics area, compass, factory Yamaha engine pre-rigging, hydraulic tilt with power assist steering, windlass remote 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 flat and outrigger plates.      

Complete with dual outboard Yamaha 300s or 350s, the 326 gets anglers to the fishing grounds swiftly in comfort and style. Once there, take advantage of the 32-gallon full column, recirculating, lighted raw water livewell and three insulated fish boxes, two 180-quart boxes port and starboard and one 318-quart box in the transom area. You can add an optional 38-gallon livewell for even more baitfish capacity. There’s no shortage of rod holders either, with four in the cockpit, four in the bow and horizontal storage for three under the gunwale and vertical storage for four in the console, and four in the T-top, four on the lean bar and one rod holder on the transom, totaling 24 in all. 

Early morning fishing easily transitions to afternoon excursions with ample room for family and friends. Those in the cockpit will enjoy Grady-White’s patented fold-away aft bench seat, while those in the bow can relax on the plush seating with port and starboard cushioned fish boxes with fold-away forward-facing bolstered backrests. There’s another comfortable seat with room for two more on the forward console. There’s even a new bow shade option for those long afternoons enjoying the sand and the sea.

“When we set out to design this boat, innovation, high functionality and luxurious comfort were at the forefront,” noted Christian Carraway, Grady-White Design Engineer. “The all new Canyon 326 includes the abundant stand-out features found in every Grady-White, including our exclusive and unrivaled SeaV²®hull. Even on weather-challenged days, the boat has a phenomenal ride and handles with smooth precision, giving the captain and crew more great days on the water. With performance and fishing features taken care of, we turned to the creature comforts, and included 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. We work hard at the details in everything we do, down to even making sure the interior console’s recessed lighting has an easy-to-reach switch right by the door.”

This boat is chock full of conveniences with fresh and raw water washdowns at the front and back, as well as clear access to the anchor through a bow-walkthrough and a standard anchor windlass. 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 is also an easy access engine flushing system to make maintenance a breeze.

Well-equipped with standard features, there’s room to take it up a notch, as the 326 offers key options to amp up the luxury, including bow thruster, battery charger and dockside power, a grill, a refrigerator, SureShade® electrically retractable shade with Sunbrella® canvas, outrigger kit, a casting platform with cushion and table option. A retractable ski pylon can make this even more watersport-friendly for the whole family. To see all the standard features and the complete list of options, visit gradywhite.com.

Founded in 1959, Grady-White Boats builds 28 models from 18 to 45 feet at its 500,000 sq. ft. facility in Greenville, NC. The company has been under continuous private ownership since 1968 by Eddie Smith, NMMA Hall of Fame member. Grady-White has been awarded every third-party customer satisfaction award ever presented in the marine industry, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association Customer Satisfaction Index award for all 17 years the recognition has been granted. The company was awarded Highest Ranked Customer Satisfaction in the Coastal Fishing boats segment by J.D. Power Associates for all nine years that studies were conducted in the marine industry. 

Grady-White welcomes visitors to the company’s award-winning factory to see first-hand the process they use to create the very best fishing and family-oriented boats, and to meet the dedicated craftspeople that build them.   

Canyon 326 – 32′ Center Console
 
Beam Amidships: 10’9″ (3.28 m)
Center Line Length w/o Engines: 31’2″ (9.50 m) (swim platforms not included)
LOA w/Swim Platforms: 33’1″ (10.08 m)
Bridge Clearance: 9’5″ (2.87 m)
Cockpit Depth: 26″ (.66 m)
Hull Draft: 24″ (.61 m)
Transom Deadrise: 20 degrees (SeaV²® progression)
Maximum HP: 700 (522 kW)
Fuel Capacity – Standard: 327 gal. (1238 l)
Weight w/o Engines: 8,500 lb. (3856 kg)

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