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The test boat had a pull out shower
by the stern.

you into the boat. It's really smart! You
can just hold the hardtop and step in
fairly easily. Also, in the interior hull
sides is storage for three fishing rods per
side for a total of six. There are rod
holders in the gunwales and with the
optional hardtop, you get two rod
holders per side.

from wind and weather and we see that
as a great design for Canadian use.
There's a picnic table option to mount
in the bow space or in the cockpit.
Another option for fishermen and day
trippers is the starboard side sink and
bait prep station although our test boat
did not have this feature.

coMPanion Side
accoMModationS
The companion side seating is generous
and might seat two side-by-side facing
forward. Behind that is an aft-facing seat
that has storage inside and this seat
slides out to make a sun lounge, or
pushes in to clear more cockpit space
for fishing. An appreciated touch is the
spring-loaded plexiglass place to hold a
notebook or similar items when running
and there are three spots for loose items
there as well as a stainless-steel grab bar.
For all day comfort, our test boat was
equipped with an enclosed head that includes the MSD, mirror, towel rack and
ventilation port. It's big enough to be
comfortable and also offers handy storage space. The door is a large section of
the port side console. While we are seeing a lot of centre console boats on the
market these days, the Freedom 235
Dual Console offers a lot of comfort

boW
The bow seating area has good depth for
a secure feeling, inboard mounted hand
rails and there's a mount for the table.
The seat lids are gasketed and equipped
with gas struts to stay open while you
get things out. There is an anchor locker
and drink holders of course. Helm
Great Grady-White flip-up bolster
seat is also equipped with fold up armrests and it adjusts for reach as well as
height. The helm is equipped with a tilt
steering wheel and it is a stainless-steel
type with a sport knob like you see on so
many serious fishing boats. The test
boat had Lenco lighted trim tabs that
help keep the boat on plane at lower
speeds and these can level it in a side
wind. There is a nicely laid-out switch
panel, a drink holder and storage in the
side panel. There's also a secret drawer
at the helm for little valuables like your
wallet; another nice touch.

The classic sport fish steering wheel
with knob can tilt well up for standing
operation.

There are power points on port and
starboard for charging your devices.
The Ritchie compass is dead ahead of
the wheel where it should be and there
is a Fusion stereo remote control at the
helm while the main system is located
on the companion side. We should
mention that the test boat had the optional blue hull colour which we
thought was very attractive and the hull
colour is continued on the underside of
the hard top. This looks great and it reduces glare on a sunny day as well,
compared to a white underside. The
hardtop had four overhead lights and
an overhead PFD storage mesh bag
too. The hardtop is not necessary, but
we really like it.
To go with that, our test boat had the
full factory canvas package which fits
beautifully and shows the expected high
quality that Grady-White is known for.
PerforMance
Grady-White specifies the Freedom
235 Dual Console with the Yamaha F
300 outboard engine, Yamaha Command Link controls and SeaStar steer-

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At the Helm: An Entertaining Thought on Creating a Culture of Safety
Club Review: Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
Special Feature: Safety at Sea
Power Review: Regal 33 Express
Sail Review: Bavaria C45
Power Review: Grady-White 235 DC
The Port Hole: April 2020
Special Feature: Planning a Cruise with PORTS Cruising Guide
Crossing The Line: Head to Canada’s New Year-round Boating Paradise
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Club Review: Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
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