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Grady-White Canyon 386 (2024-)

3 x 450-hp Yamaha Four-Stroke

Brief Summary

Long known for its many fishing boats’ prowess in the pursuit of offshore action, the Grady-White Canyon 386 lives up to her namesake and takes it to new heights as she also provides the kind of amenities making for exciting family fun while out for a day on the water.

Test Results

500 3.7 3.2 3.2 1.15 1 424.4 368.7 63
1000 7.1 6.2 5.9 1.2 1.04 442.8 384.8 68
1500 9.8 8.5 9.3 1.05 0.91 387.5 336.7 68.5
2000 11 9.6 14.7 0.75 0.65 276.8 240.5 75
2500 17.2 14.9 21.5 0.8 0.7 295.2 256.5 79.5
3000 27.1 23.5 27.1 1 0.87 369 320.7 82.5
3500 33.2 28.8 33.2 1 0.87 369 320.7 84
4000 39.7 34.5 49.6 0.8 0.7 295.2 256.5 85
4500 44.6 38.8 63.7 0.7 0.61 258.3 224.5 84.5
5000 50.1 43.5 83.4 0.6 0.52 221.4 192.4 88.5
5500 55.1 47.8 91.8 0.6 0.52 221.4 192.4 90
6000 61.4 53.3 122.7 0.5 0.43 184.5 160.3 93


Length Overall 36' 6"
11.13 m w/o engines
Beam 13' 2"
4.01 m
Dry Weight 14,950 lbs
6,781 kg w/o engines
Draft 28"
71.12 cm
Deadrise/Transom 20 deg
Fuel Capacity 410 gallons
1552 L
Water Capacity 44 gallons
167 L

Engine Options

Std. Power 3 x 450-hp Yamaha Four-Stroke

Captain's Report

by Capt. Ken Kreisler

Canyon 386 — Muscular Luxury

Grady-White Canyon 386 running

With triple outboard power, and running on Grady-White’s sea-proven SeaV²® hull, the Canyon 386 is a formidable competitor on the tournament fishing circuit.


Mention the name Grady-White in any boating conversation or observation and whoever is listening will immediately have a positive reaction. From Maine to the Carolinas; from Florida and the Gulf Coast; to anywhere where big fish ply offshore waters, this iconic boat builder is known for never cutting corners anywhere with its builds. And the Canyon 386 Center Console sets the bar to new heights in this popular size group.

Major Features

  • Bow thruster
  • Seakeeper 5 gyro
  • 5kW diesel generator w/23-gallon (87 L) fuel tank
  • 100% handlaid SeaV² hull & deck
  • Casting platform insert w/cushion
  • Port & starboard cockpit side doors w/boarding ladder
  • A 291-qt. aft insulated fish box w/lights & overboard drain & refrigerator/freezer w/digitally controlled thermostat
  • Console interior featuring 10,000 BTU air conditioning w/2 outlets 
  • Starboard side galley w/Corian® countertop, stainless steel sink, storage, wood cabinets w/glass shelves & microwave
  • Ventilated enclosed lockable stand-up head area, shower, storage drawer, sink w/Corian® counter surface, VacuFlush® head w/freshwater supply, 10-gallon (37.85 L) holding tank, overboard discharge & deck pump out
  • Rigging station w/Corian countertop, freshwater sink, trash bin, knife and plier holder, storage with drain 
  • Yamaha Siren Marine Vessel Monitoring System
  • Hydraulic trim tabs w/indicator & retractor
  • 35-gallon (132 L) port/starboard, aft transom insulated raw water livewells w/lights, full column distribution inlets, & overboard drains 
  • T-top w/integrated painted aluminum frame, radio box, hatch, storage net, 3-LED spreader lights, 4-blue, white LED recessed lights, outrigger plates, 6-aft mounted rod holders, SureShade® electrically retractable shade with Sunbrella® canvas & wing curtains 

Options to Consider

  • CE certification package (European Conformity), & International AC electrical conversion - 220V (50Hz)
  • Grill
  • Hull colors including Celestial Blue, Coastal Fog, Ocean Mist, or Sea Glass gel coat
  • Outrigger kit includes 18-ft. GEMLUX® carbon fiber outriggers w/polished stainless steel base
  • Electrically adjustable fiberglass bow table package converts to forward platform w/cushion

Boat Inspection

One step aboard the Grady-White Canyon 386 shows how much time went into the design, engineering and construction along with attention to detail and fit and finish of this boat. Taking full advantage of her 13' 2" (4 m) beam and 36' 6" (11 m) LOA means she has the kind of room for optimizing deck space, providing all the necessary fishing amenities and presenting a comfortable and usable cabin.

Grady-White Canyon 386 running

From bow to stern, the Grady-White 386 Canyon provides more than generous space for serious fishing activities as well as entertaining family and friends out for a day of fun.


The business end of the Grady-White Canyon 386 has been designed to optimize fishing action. To that end, she has convenient boarding doors to either side, allowing the crew to slide a big catch onto the aft deck and making it safe and easy for everyone to get on and off. Fuel fills are on port and starboard sides for a stress-free decision while pulling into the fuel dock. The diesel fill for the generator is located to starboard, on the outboard side of the transom, just below the shore power connection and forward of the engine.

Grady-White Canyon 386 transom with livewells and a fish box

The transom features a pair of 35-gallon livewells to either side and a 291-quart fish box. That hatch just forward of Grady-White’s patented aft folding bench seat, provides access to the mechanical locker.

Grady-White Canyon 386 space to access SeaKeeper 5 gyro, Fischer-Panda diesel genset, as well as other maintenance items including sea cocks.

With enough space provided, there is plenty of access to the SeaKeeper 5 gyro, Fischer-Panda diesel genset, as well as other maintenance items including sea cocks.

Also located here are port and starboard tackle storage in fold-out compartments built right into the transom, hot and cold water washdowns, and a replaceable cutting board on top of the starboard livewell hatch.  

Moving forward, into the aft end of the helm area, is a large rigging station console housing many usable and convenient accessories.

Grady-White Canyon 386 sink, electric grill, trash bucket, storage drawers, six rod holders

From left to right of the Corian-topped counter is a sink, electric grill, and dedicated space for a trash bucket. Take special note of the sturdy stainless grab rail, large storage drawers below, and the six rod holders on the back of the helm seats with tool and knife storage between them.


With the well-resourced business end located aft, the helm definitely occupies the centerpiece of the Grady-White Canyon 386. Again, the design and engineering of this important area is evident and while a quick once-over will convince anyone of how much time the builder spent it its layout, a closer inspection will assure any prospective owner of a well thought out plan to bring safe, hands-on control to the operator.

Grady-White Canyon 386 helm

Large, easy to access nav screens take center focus while the rest of the helm offers stainless steel tactile buttons, and Yamaha digital gauges, controls and joystick, all within easy reach. Note the sturdy stainless grab on the port side of the helm console.

Grady-White Canyon 386 helm seats

Four across, very comfortable helm seats allow the driver to have company while underway.

Grady-White Canyon 386 walkway room

As observed from aft, there is plenty of walkway room to get from the bow to the stern.

The T-top, integrated into the console, offers wrap-around glass windows surrounding the helm and, as found everywhere aboard, sturdy and handy grabrails. Overhead storage includes a zippered nylon pouch in which to place PFDs and there is an electric opening vent forward to allow for more airflow. In case the weather goes south, there is an optional canvas enclosure for the helm area. The aft end of the T-top has six rod holders and houses the electric SureShade, easily deployed to cover the aft end of the cockpit from an all-day sun.


With her being able to do double duty as both a serious fishing platform and the kind of center console capable of delivering an exciting day out on the water for family and friends at a special anchorage, docking and dining, or just cruising, the bow area received special attention from the Grady-White designers.

Grady-White Canyon 386 large double wide lounge

Contoured, with lumbar support, the large double wide lounge offers a great way to take in the sights while underway There are a pair of storage drawers at the front of the lounge and take note the stainless grabs to either side.

Grady-White Canyon 386 seating and storage space

Additional seating is provided by lounges to either side with electrically operated backrests. There is a large storage space beneath each of these seats. Remove the cushions, place the backrests down, and the entire bow area becomes a casting platform. Note the recessed bow rails.


With a reengineered deck mold freeing up more space aboard, Grady-White was able to provide a usable and practical cabin for the Canyon 386 and those away times when an opportunity for an overnight stay presents itself. 

Grady-White Canyon 386 cabin

Entering the cabin from the sliding door to the left of the helm reveals a comfortable, usable space with galley and head.

Grady-White Canyon 386 headroom

With almost 18-inches of more beam than most other center consoles in her size, and 6-feet, 5-inches of headroom to the skylight, the Canyon 386 provides lots of room for dining and sleeping aboard. The table stows to allow for a large berth.

Grady-White Canyon 386 galley

The galley features a microwave, sink, storage space, and a pull out refrigerator. The fully enclosed head is right next door.

Grady-White Canyon 386 electrical panel, ac controls, flatscreen tv

The electrical panel and air conditioning controls are also located here as well as a 23-inch flatscreen television. Take note of the vertical rod holders with a convenient bungie to hold them in place.


Grady-White has packed a lot into the Canyon 386 and in doing so, she deserves a close look at all she has to offer as both a serious fishing boat and one which can provide a day of excitement and on-water activities for the family and guests.

Equipped with a trio of 450-hp, Yamaha V8 outboards, our test boat, spinning 16 3/8 x 21 XTO SDS props, with three people on board and 25% fuel, hit a WOT of 62.1 mph at 6000 rpm. While local conditions may dictate different values, for cruising, on our test day, at 3500 rpm, she posted 33.2 mph giving her a range of 369 statute miles at that rate of speed and leaving a 10% reserve of her 410-gallon fuel tank. And of course, there’s Grady-White’s strict attention to construction details and its SeaV² hull, with the moderate deadrise at the stern, steadily increasing as it transitiones to the bow. Adding to the ability to provide this kind of performance in various sea conditions Grady-White boats are known for, are the bow flare and two strakes and a chine, this for a soft ride and lift stability.

The Grady-White Canyon 386 is a special center console boat offering, and delivering, all this builder stands for. If you are in the market for a boat of this profile, it should occupy a top spot on your short list of must-sees. Once you take the wheel, you will not be disappointed.

Grady-White Canyon 386 running

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