Grady-White’s Canyon 336 is a big, solid and well-equipped offshore fishing machine, stressing a comfortable ride, stability, and heavy-duty construction.
- Recessed cockpit freshwater shower
- 316 grade stainless steel through-bolted deck hardware
- Aft 291-qt. insulated fishbox
- Integrated outboard mounting system with swim platform and ladder
- 6 rod holders
- Fusion UD750 compatible with most Apple and Android products with built-in Bluetooth
- Fold away aft bench seat with cushion
- Lockable console with head area, shower, sink and VacuFlush head
- Fiberglass T-top with painted aluminum frame, radio box and storage net
- Deluxe lean bar with knife and plier holders, livewell and 6 painted rod holders
|Length Overall||33' 6'' / 10.21 m|
Currently no test numbers
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A No-Compromise Fishing Machine
The Canyon 336 is all about fishing with well-thought engineering and time tested features that Grady-White is famous for. This is a true 360-degree fishing platform with a wide open 80 sq. ft. of cockpit. The rigging station is huge. It comes standard with a 45 gallon (170 L) livewell and can be optioned with a second 45 gallon livewell.
There is a cutting board, freshwater sink, heavy-duty drawers for holding tackle and six (6) rod holders. The transom houses a cavernous 291-quart insulated fishbox that has an option to be refrigerated. Gunwale mounted rod holders are standard while top mounted outriggers are optional.
Moving forward is easy
thanks to the wide 11’7” (3.53 m) beam and wide side decks around the console. Toe rails and lockable horizontal rod storage are within the gunwales.
Forward of the console the boat again opens up with easy access to the bow. There is a walkway between the two (2) 165-quart insulated bow fishboxes located port and starboard. This is a design we rarely see and means easy access to the anchor and ground tackle from a comfortable standing position. The anchor is recessed below. An optional bow insert is available to make this a very large, elevated casting platform.
Grady-White’s attention to detail here is evident as everything on the bow area locks down to provide a smooth, snag-free fishing platform. The bow cleats and navigation lights are sturdy, popping down out of the way when lines are out. The low profile grab rails are out of the way for fishing, yet easy at hand when seated.
The Canyon 336’s console is nothing short of enormous. The three-wide Command Elite helm seats are large and extravagantly comfortable for those long runs offshore. Each seat has adjustable arm rests and individual flip up bolsters and all three are horizontally adjustable.
A fold-down stainless steel footrest adds another level of comfort. The "command center" is anchored by Grady-White’s standard electro-mechanically operated electronics enclosure that stows electronics safely away at the push of a switch. The usable area for electronics measures 37 ½” x 11 ½” (11.29 m x 3.37 m), large enough for a serious electronics array and two large screens or three small ones. The switch panel is convenient and easily reached from the helm seat. Grab rails and drink holders round out the convenience features.
Space Down Below.
Stepping down into the console through the side door leads to a surprising amount of below-decks space. There is standing headroom and while this is not an overnighter, the compartment does not feel claustrophobic. Grady-White opted to not put the traditional cooler beneath the front console seat, but instead utilizes that space for a berth which can be a welcome spot for young guests to rest or a place for Pop to nap while waiting for the fish to bite.
The aft end of the berth is convenient for sitting but it will take some wiggling for a large angler to get into this berth.
Overhead dome lighting
keeps everything well lit and 6 vertical rod holders are lockable. Air conditioning is an option. For the true hardcore fisherman who are not really interested in accommodations, this space could be used for massive storage.
A Bountiful Hardtop
The hardtop on the Canyon 336 is standard
, powder-coated, muti-functional, and massive. The hardtop has rod holders, mesh PFD storage, spreader lights, an electronics box, and two molded-in speakers for the stereo. The painted framing eliminates maintenance headaches with natural aluminum and adds a visually pleasing touch. There are molded-in flat pads on the top for outriggers and other equipment. Along the sides are hand holds, and of course the support structures themselves are necessary hand holds on a vessel such as this.
A Wide Beam
Stepping aboard the Canyon 336, the wide 11’7” (3.53 m) beam is immediately evident and appreciated. The Canyon 336 flaunts her width all over the boat and it is probably the most distinguishing feature of the Canyon 336.
The boat does not flinch
even with a large person stepping on the gunwale. The cockpit area is large and easy for several adults to maneuver. Moving past the console on many center consoles can be tight, but with the width of the Canyon 336 it is no problem. This is especially handy when fighting a large tuna or billfish and using the full 360-degree fish-ability that a center console is meant for.
Not only does it maximize deck space, make the huge center console possible, and create significant storage, but it also results in tremendous stability.
Pulling that big keeper into the boat is no problem with the wide starboard side transom door and broad, integrated engine bracket. Once aboard, a freshwater cockpit shower is within quick and uncomplicated reach. The transom is used by the enormous fishbox and a small bin for frozen bait or garbage. A fold-down bench seat provides easy and comfortable seating when needed. Fresh and saltwater hose mounts are located to port, as is the battery switch panel.
A New Wrinkle -- Color!
After decades of manufacturing its boats in just one hull color, Grady-White has decided to offer five new optional hull colors. They are Fog Blue and Sand gel coat, or Harbor Blue, Sea Grass, or Vista Blue paint.
All of these colors will work well with Grady-White's traditional cream-colored upholstery.
Much has been made of this design and the fact that Grady-White hired naval architect C. Raymond Hunt Associates to create its hulls back in 1992. This is the firm credited with "inventing" the deep-V hull back in the early days of offshore racing in fiberglass boats. Hull design has come a long way since then and the Canyon 336's bottom shape is intended to produce not only a comfortable ride in a chop, but also to be efficient and stable.
The mix of these three elements are what is described as the SeaV2 hull shape, part of what has made Grady-White such a respected name in offshore fishing boats. The SeaV2 hull is known as a solid ride that holds plane at low speeds and when climbing a swell. The continuously variable-V hull is steep at the bow and warps toward the transom to flatter sections.
2 x 300-hp.
We have not tested the Canyon 336 but the folks at Grady-White have, so we will pass along their information. When powered with two 300-hp Yamahas and with a tested weight of 12,989 lbs. (5,891 kg) and a 15-3/4 x 15 SWS II SDS prop, the boat had a top speed of 44.8 mph at 6000 rpm, according to the builder. Best cruise was at 4100 rpm where the boat went 29.9 mph, says the company.
2 x 350-hp.
Grady-White's data on performance of the Canyon 336 when powered by twin 350 Yamaha outboards is even more impressive, with a boat weight of 12,638 lbs. (5,732 kg). Top speed is reported to have been 51.7 mph at 6000 rpm. Best cruise was at 3500 rpm where the boat went 29.0 mph.
3 x 300-hp.
According to Grady-White, the Canyon 336 when powered by triple 300 Yamaha outboards and 15 1/4" X 19" SWS II SDS prop had a weight of 13,580 lbs. (6,159 kg). Top speed is reported to have been 55.8 mph at 5900 rpm. Best cruise was at 3300 rpm where the boat went 29.4 mph, according to Grady-White.
Many buyers of large center console boats are looking for a vessel to take them long distances, allowing them to fish areas far offshore that aren’t easy to reach. There are inherent risks in this brand of fishing, including weather changes and the time and distance to get back to port, to say nothing sloppy conditions when the wind is contrary to the current.
Beam Pays Off Again.
The Canyon 336's relatively high freeboard forward and its considerably wide beam and the resulting lateral stability makes this vessel better able to handle challenging conditions. The cockpit has six self-bailing scuppers and the transom door opens out as it should in blue water open boats. This door for fast de-watering is the best insurance possible against the free surface effect in a swamped boat.
An industry trend for many builders in this segment is to focus their boats on “tournament fishing” and high-speed performance. They want to be the ones to get the boat to the fish first. From race boat inspired hull designs to quad engine applications, many of these competitors emphasize their speed over comfort, fishing features, economy, and good sea-keeping design. Grady-White has not taken that route.
Rather, the Canyon 336 is a full-fishing-featured, well-built vessel with good performance and considerable range. For those anglers looking for a reliable blue water open boat, we think that the Grady-White Canyon 336 should be on their short list.