2018 Grady-White Freedom 235 Freeport, NY
Posted on May 11, 2018 / 568
2018 Grady-White Freedom 235
Builder | Manufacturer : Grady-White
Condition : New
Year : 2018
Length : 23ft
Model : Freedom 235
Hull Warranty : 5 year
Engine Make : Yamaha
Engine Model : F300 CLP
Engine/s Year : 2018
Total Power : 300hp
Max Speed : 46 kn
Cruising Speed : 28 kn
Range : 310 nmi
Bridge Clearance : 7.75
LOA : 23'
Length on Deck : 23.6
Beam : 8.5
Displacement : 4050
Hull Type/Shape : Sea-V2
Dead Rise : 20
2018 Grady-White Freedom 235

Innovative with Big Boat Features-Fresh Model with Versatility

Exceptional quality, luxurious seating, and an oversized enclosed head. A Grady first: built-in swim platform extensions port and starboard, and stern auxiliary anchor storage. Every inch a Grady-White family fishing boat with safety, reliability and performance!

Equipped with standards plus options: Yamaha F300 CLP, Deluxe Companion seating w/electromechanically extendable lounge seat, Deluxe II horizontally and vertically adjustable helm chair, marine head w/electric flush & 10-gallon holding tank, Anchor windlass w/bow roller, Livewell – 15.5-gallon aft insulated raw water livewell w/light, full column distribution inlet & ob drain (800 GPH pump), Wet bar w/sink, drink holders (2) & 35-qt. removable Yeti® cooler, Ski pylon, Cockpit bolsters, Bow cover (ivory), Hardtop aft, front & side curtains (ivory), Hardtop w/storage net, side-mounted rod holders(4), LED spreader lights, tri-colored (red, blue, white) recessed lights (4), radar flat & outrigger plates, Hardtop painted top mounted rod holders (4).  Complete premium delivery experience for your ultimate joy.

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Manufacturer Provided Description

Grady-Whites Freedom 235 has so many big boat features along with exceptional quality, luxurious seating, and an oversized enclosed head. A Grady first: built-in swim platform extensions port and starboard, and stern auxiliary anchor storage. Every inch a Grady-White family fishing boat with safety, reliability and performance!

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Brief Summary

Grady-White has introduced the all new Freedom 235, which utilizes the Sea V2 Hunt & Associates hull shape used on all Grady-White boats. The Freedom 235 is set up not only for fishing, but for seating comfort, entertaining, skiing and family entertaining as well. She comes standard with a Yamaha F250 horsepower 4-stroke engine, with the option of a F300 horsepower model, which we were provided on our test boat. With convertible seating arrangements, a large head compartment, and generous storage space, the Freedom 235, with her bowrider configuration, provides seating for ten, along with a multitude of functions and features which make her a versatile competitor in the popular dual console category.

Key Features

  • Blue LED cockpit lights
  • Cockpit freshwater shower
  • 160-qt. aft insulated Fish/ice box with overboard drain
  • 89-qt. starboard bow insulated fish/icebox with overboard drain
  • Lockable console area with dome light, portable head, mirror, storage and teak and holly sole
  • 6 horizontal rod storage racks
  • Deluxe I helm and companion chairs
  • Port and starboard bow box cushions
  • Aft port swim platform storage
  • Aft port and starboard extensions with starboard ladder

Specifications Length Overall 23′ 7”
7.18 m Beam 8′ 6”
2.59 m Dry Weight 4,050 lb.
1,837 kg Tested Weight 5,700 lbs.
2,585 kg Draft 20”
0.51 m – Draft Up N/A – Draft Down N/A – Air Draft N/A Deadrise/Transom 20-deg. Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance 7′ 9”
2.36 m Weight Capacity N/A Person Capacity 10 Fuel Capacity 115 gal.
435 L Water Capacity 20 gal.
76 L Length on Trailer N/A Height on Trailer N/A Trailer Weight N/A Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine) N/A

Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder’s website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options Std. Power Not Available Tested Power 1 x 300-hp Yamaha F 300 4-stroke Opt. Power 1 x 250-hp Yamaha 4-stroke
1 x 300-hp Yamaha 4-stroke Test Results – Change Measurement Unit RPMMPHKnotsGPHMPGNMPGStat. MileNMdBa 500 3.0 2.6 0.6 5.0 4.4 518 450 65 1000 6.0 5.2 1.3 4.8 4.2 497 432 70 1500 8.0 7.0 2.1 3.8 3.3 394 343 75 2000 10.5 9.1 3.6 3.0 2.6 306 266 81 2500 12.0 10.4 5.3 2.3 2.0 237 206 85 3000 15.0 13.0 7.1 2.1 1.8 219 190 88 3500 20.0 17.4 8.9 2.3 2.0 234 203 91 4000 30.0 26.1 12.4 2.4 2.1 251 219 94 4500 35.0 30.4 15.7 2.2 1.9 231 201 95 5000 40.0 34.8 20.2 2.0 1.7 205 178 95 5500 41.5 36.1 22.8 1.8 1.6 189 164 97 5900 44.5 38.7 26.1 1.7 1.5 176 153 99 RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA 500 450 834 4.80 2.27 2.13 65 1000 432 800 9.70 4.73 2.04 70 1500 343 634 12.90 7.95 1.62 75 2000 266 492 16.90 13.44 1.26 81 2500 206 381 19.30 19.87 0.97 85 3000 190 352 24.10 26.88 0.90 88 3500 203 377 32.20 33.50 0.96 91 4000 219 404 48.30 46.75 1.03 94 4500 201 372 56.30 59.24 0.95 95 5000 178 330 64.40 76.47 0.84 95 5500 164 304 66.80 86.12 0.77 97 5900 153 283 71.60 98.80 0.72 99

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

Performance Chart   Acceleration Times & Test Conditions Time To Plane 3.8 sec. 0 to 30 9.0 sec. Ratio N/A Props 15 1/2 x 17 Load 2 persons, full fuel, full water, 50 lbs. of gear Climate 85 deg., 70

Review from Boats.com by Lenny Rudow

Grady-White Freedom 235 Review

The 2017 Grady-White Freedom 235 breathes new life into one of Grady-Whites hot-selling models.

By Lenny Rudow January 18, 2017

No matter how well a boat sells after a few years the manufacturer generally redesigns the model to bring it up to date, and we shouldnât expect anything different when it comes to the Grady-White Freedom 225âor, should we? Instead of the usual face-lift, despite this modelâs popularity Grady-White has come out with an all-new Freedom 235 for 2017. Letâs take a peek.

Why choose a dual console boat in the first place? While it isnât ideal for fishing it still gets the job done, and dual consoles tend to function well for watersports and family day-cruising. Plus, modern versions have lots of conveniences, like a head in the port-side console, and bow fillers that turn the entire bow cockpit into a âplaypenâ (For more insight into this design, see Dual Console Boats: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly).

Any way you look at it, however, the dual consoleâs popularity is proof enough that for many boaters, itâs an ideal design. And the Freedom 235 joins a long list of dual-console offerings ranging from the Freedom 192 all the way up to a 37-footer. This extensive experience with larger dual console models allows Grady-White to walk some of the big-boat features down the line, and incorporate them into the new boat. Like the Freedom 285, for example, the port-side console in the 235 houses a roomy head compartment with a dome light, mirror, and teak-and-holly sole. And as they did with the Freedom 275, Gradyâs engineers found ways to boost interior cockpit volume. In this case, however, they didnât just slim down the gunwales and push out the inwales, they also increased the boatâs beam from 8â0â to 8â6â. Put these two factors together, and the Freedom 235 feels significantly roomier in both the fore and aft cockpits than the 225 does. Other features that have been incorporated from elsewhere in the line include multiple slots and pockets and 12V outlets for convenient cell phone stowage and charging, a transom gate, and an extremely large helm flat for flush-mounting electronics.

Without question, the greatest strength of the dual console design is versatility. You can use a boat like this for fishing one day, and family cruising the next.

Naturally, the larger footprint and increase in displacement also have an effect on performance. The 225 could get by with 200 horses and cruise at around 30 MPH while topping out in the lower 40âs, but the 235 uses a Yamaha F250 to attain the same results. If you feel the need for speed, you can opt for a 300 HP powerplant. Cruise jumps up into the mid 30âs, and top-end touches 46.4 MPH. We couldnât take the Freedom 235 out for a sea trial when we saw it (grrr⦠it was parked inside the convention center at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show) but since it rides on the standard-issue Grady-White SeaV2 variable-degree deadrise hull, anyone familiar with running a Grady-White of this size knows more or less how it will handle the seas.

Also familiar to those who have experience with Grady-Whites is the boatâs construction. Like all of their offerings, the glass is hand-laid, resin is temperature-controlled, stringers are glassed to the hull, and foam is sprayed into belowdecks cavities. Thereâs been plenty written about Grady-Whiteâs attention to detail, quality control, and 14-year run winning the NM

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Advantage: Grady-White. The company’s all-new model Freedom 235 has better engineered features, more options and more detail in construction and finish than other 23-foot dual consoles on the market. When you look at this completely brand new boat from Grady, itâs evident what sets this boat apart. From your first step into the cockpit, you see so many big-boat amenities: luxurious seating, signature fishing and fun features, and an impressive roomy overall layout. And take a look at the oversized enclosed head compartment with clever extended storage space! Here is a Grady-White that delivers very high value and stays true to the company’s 55-plus-year family fishing heritage.

Advantage: Grady-White. The companyâs all-new model Freedom 235 has better engineered features, more options and more detail in construction and finish than other 23-foot dual consoles on the market. When you look at this completely brand new boat from Grady, itâs evident what sets this boat apart. From your first step into the cockpit, you see so many big-boat amenities: luxurious seating, signature fishing and fun features, and an impressive roomy overall layout. And take a look at the oversized enclosed head compartment with clever extended storage space! Here is a Grady-White that delivers very high value and stays true to the companyâs 55-plus-year family fishing heritage.

 

The list of Grady firsts aboard the 235 begins at the stern. Standard features include new built-in swim platform extensions port and starboard that double as convenient boarding platforms, and there is starboard side deck level auxiliary anchor storage as well. The starboard platform features a sturdy, four-step swim ladder and there is easy access to the cockpit through the transom door. Not only is a transom door a bit of a luxury aboard a 23-foot boat, Grady-Whiteâs version of this door is super safe, secure and heavy-duty with positive locking hardware that befits a much bigger vessel. Additional deck level storage also is featured on the port side, forward of the platform extension. The transom has a built-in 160-quart insulated box, all ready for fishing or refreshmentsâwhatever your choice for the dayâs fun. The adjacent storage box can be plumbed for an optional 15.5-gallon livewell. A recessed freshwater cockpit shower is standard. For swimming, diving and tow sports, as well as fishing, the stern area of the Freedom 235 is a model of well-engineered functionality.

 

Aft cockpit space is beamy so thereâs more room for any activityâor just chillingâthan in other 23-foot dual consoles. Grady-Whiteâs patented aft bench seat is standard and provides more seating when needed, and folds away when things get busy. And for tow sport enthusiasts, thereâs a super easy-to-use optional ski pylon that tucks quickly into the transom when youâre ready to fish or cruise.

Starboard side in the cockpit, an optional wet bar faces inboard, located just behind the helm seat. This refreshment center has a sink, running water, drink holders and comes complete with a removable 35-qt. Yeti® cooler below.

   

At the helm and companion areas in the cockpit, the seating is generous and ultra 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. Standard companion seating is likewise a deluxe chair, but Grady-Whiteâs patented lounge chair with tilting backrest or a clever electromechanically extendable luxurious lounge seat is optionally available.

 

Forward of the companion seating are the controls for the optio

Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Equipment
Radio Compass Electric Bilge Pump Sea Water Pump Cockpit Shower Cockpit Cushions Cockpit Speakers Swimming Ladder

Electric Head

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