Grady-White 280 Marlin


Name: 280 Marlin
Length: 28
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 306 gals.
Model Years: 1989—1994
Draft: --
Beam: 10'7"
Water Capacity: 35 gals.
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: 32'7"
Flagship of the Grady-White fleet until she was replaced with 300 Marlin in 1995, the 280 Marlin is a good example of why the Grady-White name is synonymous with sportfishing excellence. This is a classic walkaround fishing boat, a workhorse design that has stood the test of time. (Indeed, there are more than a few industry pros who consider the 280 Marlin among of the best offshore boats her size ever produced.) Built on a solid fiberglass, Hunt-designed hull with a wide 10'7"" beam, the big, uncluttered cockpit of the 280 is her chief attribute. A livewell, fish box, and bait station were standard along with coaming pads and rod holders. Storage compartments are located beneath both helm chairs. There are berths for three in the cabin (including a big quarter berth that extends below the bridge deck) plus a standup head compartment with shower, excellent headroom, and a compact galley with fridge, stove and microwave. Front windows—a signature Grady-White design feature in this model era—allow natural lighting in the cabin. Note the 280’s tall windshield and wide walkways. Always in demand, twin 250hp outboards deliver a top speed of about 40 knots.


Broad-beam fishing machine with large cockpit, spacious cabin is among the biggest 28-foot walkarounds in the business.


Insulated fishbox, 40-gallon livewell, tackle drawers, bait station with sink, raw-water washdown, lockable electronics box, bow pulpit. Well-finished cabin has large V-berth, quarter berth, enclosed head with shower, fully equipped galley. Cockpit can handle full-size fighting chair.


Became Grady-White 300 Marline in 1995. Most were sold with optional hardtop.


About 40 knots max with twin 225s.

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