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• Cuddy cabin
• Sleeps 2
• RAYNAV 580 Loran C
• Raytheon V400 Color Sounder
• Hummingbird fish finder
• Richie Compass
• Tachometers, Volt, Trim guages
• Hard top
• Flat Bed Trailer
• Side curtains
• Bimini for cockpit
Grady-White boats was founded in 1958 by partners Glen Grady and Don White, who owned the company until current owner Eddie Smith Jr. bought it in 1968. Firmly rooted in the rugged Carolina tradition of offshore fishing, this company’s boats have earned a reputation among coastal fisherman as well built, durable, well suited to their task and, dare we say it, a little bit pricey. And though used Grady-White Offshore 24 models are among the highest priced boats of this size and type, they remain in high demand. They’re great for bays and coasts, providing minimal accommodations without sacrificing their true mission in life, which is fishing.
The Offshore 24 series includes four models, first introduced in 1979 and remaining in production until 1991. The models varied only in propulsion options rather than in any significant design modifications. The first was the Offshore 240, a cutaway transom outboard model. In 1984, the company added the Offshore 241, a stern-drive model, along with the Offshore 242, a solid transom model powered by single or twin OMC Seadrive units. After Seadrives were discontinued, this model became the Offshore 242G, the same solid-transom configuration with a fixed outboard bracket. All models shared the same walkaround cuddy cabin accommodation plan.
By today’s standards, Grady-White construction methods are not considered high-tech, but their boats are built with above-average fit and finish. The hulls and decks are built with hand-laid layers of fiberglass cloth for a uniform structure with high strength and durability.
The boat consists of three main components: the hull, an inner liner and the deck mold. The hull is longitudinally strengthened by plywood stringers encased in fiberglass. The liner is a cored composite (plywood core in some areas, balsa in others) and is bonded to the hull and longitudinal stringers with fiberglass tabbing.
The deck, also a plywood or balsa cored composite, is attached to the hull in a shoebox fashion with stainless steel screws. A 93-gallon welded aluminum fuel tank is installed beneath the cockpit deck and between the two main longitudinal stringers.