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2024 Grady-White 281 Coastal Explorer
  • Location: In Deale, MD
  • Length: 27′ 7″
  • Type: Coastal Explorer
  • Engine: Twin Yamaha F-300
  • Power: 600 HP
  • Beam: 9′ 4″
  • Fuel Cap.: 160 Gal.
  • Color: Celestial Blue
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About this Boat:

The 281 CE is packed with Grady's latest functional, aesthetic, and ergonomic innovations that load this boat with fishability and luxury. It is equally perfect as a serious fishing machine as it is a sandbar chariot. An added bonus, customers will be excited to choose from a single or dual engine option. 

A battle-ready fishing platform with loads of rod holders, livewell options, casting platforms, and big fishboxes ready to be filled, the 281 CE is the first model to include a new standard portside electric fold down dive platform with ladder - just one of Grady's newest innovations being introduced on this boat. 

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Included Features:


2 automatic bilge pumps (total 2600 GPH) (9842 LPH)

Basic flotation

Bow grab rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steel

Composite stringer system & transom - water impervious

Fire extinguisher holder

Nonskid fiberglass liner

Self-bailing cockpit w/cockpit drains (2)

Stainless steel through-hull fittings

Stern grab rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steel


Cockpit & Deck

100% hand laid SeaV² hull & deck

Anchor windlass w/rode, line, and remote switches at helm & windlass

Batteries (2) w/battery select switch (1) & battery charger (1)

Casting platform insert w/cushion

Cleats - flush mount (pull up)

Cockpit lights - blue LED

Deck hardware - 316 grade stainless steel through-bolted

Drink holders - stainless steel (8)

Engine flush system w/hose attachment aft (one per engine)

Factory engine pre-rigging

Fish box - 70-qt (66.2 l) forward port & starboard insulated fish box w/ob drain (2)

Forward bolsters

Hydraulic trim tabs w/indicator & auto retract

International lighting

Livewell - 18-gallon (68 l) aft insulated raw water livewell w/light & ob drain (500 GPH pump) (1893 LPH)

Rod holders - aft (4), amidships (4)

Rod storage racks - horizontal (2)

Rubrail - high density PVC w/stainless steel insert

Seating - aft bench seat w/port & starboard swing-open walk-through backrests

Seating - port & starboard bow cushioned seating w/electromechanically adjustable backrests

Sport Deck – electromechanically folding platform w/boarding ladder

Stereo system w/waterproof touch screen display, AM/FM tuner, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth® connectivity; speakers w/LED lights - bow (2), cockpit (2), T-top (2)

Stern eyes - 316 grade stainless steel

Storage - port & starboard under seat drop in boxes

Storage - port boarding ladder storage

Storage - forward anchor locker w/rode storage

Storage - lockable storage drawers (2)

Water tank - 18-gallon (68.1 l) fresh water


Accessory outlet - 5V duplex USB port

Accessory outlet - 12V (1)


Console grab rail

Cooler - 296-qt (280.1 l) cooler under forward console seat w/removable divider

Drink holders - stainless steel (2)

Footrest - molded console footrest

Flush mount electronics area

Head - lockable console w/lighting, bulk storage, composite cherry & holly sole & marine head w/electric flush, 10-gallon (38 l) holding tank w/macerator, overboard discharge & deck pump out

Seating - molded forward console lounge seat w/cushion & backrest

Steering - Helm Master® EX w/Integrated Digital Electric Steering (does not include joystick)

Steering wheel - 316 grade stainless steel w/knob

T-top (fiberglass) w/painted aluminum frame, storage net, LED spreader lights, rod holders (4), tri-colored (red, blue, white) LED recessed lights (3), radar flat & outrigger plates

Window - tinted frameless glass

Windshield - scratch resistant acrylic integrated w/T-top

Windshield wiper w/washer

Deluxe Lean Bar

Knife & pliers holders

Livewell - 38-gal. (144 l) insulated raw water livewell w/light, full column distribution inlet & ob drain (1100 GPH pump) (4164 LPH)

Painted rod holders (4)

Rigging station - freshwater shower (recessed), cutting board & bait locker

Seating - backrest w/split flip-up bolster

Storage - lockable storage drawer

Storage - lockable w/tackle trays (6)

Storage - port net storage area

Washdown - pressurized raw water w/hose

Price does NOT include the following:
  • Taxes and registration
  • Prep and rigging
  • Transportation

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