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Basic Boat Info

Make: Grady-White
Model:Freedom 285
Year: 2021
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt & Associates
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 28 ft
Length Overall:
Waterline Length: 8.53
Beam: 9.5 ft
Bridge Clearance: 8.25 ft
Dry Weight: 6,500 lb

Engines/ Speed

Engines: 2
  • Make: Yamaha
  • Fuel: unleaded
  • Engine Power: 600 hp


500 South Main Street
Freeport, NY, US
Grady-White Options in this boat
  • Bow thruster
  • Engine paint - Yamaha factory-painted engine(s), pearlescent white
  • Lighting - underwater blue LED (3)
  • Refrigerator - stainless steel (requires wet bar) (replaces storage drawers)
  • Steering - Helm Master EX® w/Full Maneuverability
  • SureShade® electrically retractable hardtop shade w/Sunbrella® canvas (oyster)
  • Wet bar - Deluxe wet bar w/Corian® countertop, sink, storage drawers (3) & trash compartment
Custom options by certified dealer
  • Garmin 8616 XSV GPS/Radar/Sounder
  • Fantom 18 " radar
  • GT51M-TM transducer
  • Vhf, SAT Weather antenna, USB card reader, NMEA 2000
  • FRESH water Vacuflush toilet
  • Custom black bow + helm + aft curtain with port side zipper entry plus aft screen
  • Light on hard top
  • Custom snap-in cockpit carpet in Teak & Holly styling
Specifications, Standard Equipment
Beam Amidships
9'6" (2.89 m)
Center Line Length w/o Engines
28' (8.53 m)
Bridge Clearance
8'3" (2.51 m)
Cockpit Depth
27" (0.69 m)
Hull Draft
22" (0.56 m)
Transom Deadrise
19 degrees (SeaV2® progression)
Maximum HP
600 (448 kW)
Fuel Capacity - Standard
214 gal. (810 l)
Weight w/o Engines
6500 lb. (2948 kg) STANDARD FEATURES

2 automatic bilge pumps (2600 GPH total) (9842 LPH)

Basic flotation

Bow grab rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steel

An iPad and iPhone displaying the Captain Grady app
Captain Grady® - digital boat systems & operations guide for iPad & iPhone

Cockpit toe rails

Composite stringer system & transom - water impervious

Nonskid fiberglass liner

Freedom 285 cockpit layout with seating and side and transom doors
Self-bailing cockpit w/cockpit drains (4)

Stainless steel through-hull fittings

Cockpit & Deck

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100% hand laid SeaV² hull & deck

Freedom 285 Grady-White dual console with 12 volt outlet
Accessory outlet - 12V

Accessory outlet - 5V duplex USB port

Anchor windlass w/remote switches at helm & windlass

Freedom 285 Grady-White dual console with battery switches and batteries
Batteries (2) w/battery select switches (one per engine)

Cleats - flush mount (pull up)

Cockpit bolsters

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console recessed cockpit freshwater shower
Cockpit freshwater shower (recessed)

Cockpit lights - blue LED

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console cockpit side door on port side
Cockpit side door - port w/boarding ladder

Companion grab rail

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console compass above helm

Convenience package - battery charger (1) & dockside power w/galvanic isolator

Cutting board

Deck hardware - 316 grade stainless steel through-bolted

Drink holders - stainless steel (17)

Engine flush system w/hose attachment aft (one per engine)

Factory engine pre-rigging

Fish/ice box - 118-qt. starboard forward insulated box w/ob drain

Fish/ice box - 185-qt. (175.1 l) aft insulated box w/light & ob drain

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console helm overall with flush mount electronics area and controls
Flush mount electronics area

Footrests - helm & companion

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console hardtop color to match hull color
Hardtop w/painted aluminum frame, storage net, LED spreader lights, tri-colored (red, blue, white) LED recessed lights (4), side mounted rod holders (4), outrigger plates & front & side curtains (black or ivory)

Head - lockable port console w/dome light, bulk storage, mirror w/shelf, composite cherry & holly sole, sink & marine head w/electric flush, 10-gallon (38 l) holding tank w/macerator, overboard discharge & deck pump out

Freedom 285 cockpit layout with hydraulic trim tabs
Hydraulic trim tabs w/indicator & retractor

Integrated outboard mounting system w/swim platform & ladder

International lighting

Livewell - 32-gallon (121.1 l) aft insulated raw water livewell w/light, full column distribution inlet & ob drain (1100 GPH pump) (4164 LPH)

Rod holders - cockpit (4), transom (1)

Rod storage racks - horizontal (3)

Rubrail - high density PVC w/stainless steel insert

Freedom 285 dual console port side cockpit companion bench seat and extendable lounge seat
Seating - Deluxe companion bench seat w/aft facing electromechanically extendable lounge seat & Corian® countertop

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console helm bench with extendable lounge seat aft facing
Seating - Deluxe electromechanically adjustable helm seating w/electromechanically extendable aft lounge seat & Corian® countertop

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Seating - foldaway aft bench seat w/cushion

Seating - port & starboard bow cushioned seating

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console helm overall with flush mount electronics area and controls
Steering - Helm Master EX® Digital Electric Steering

Freedom 285 Grady-White dual console steering wheel at helm
Steering wheel - 316 grade stainless steel w/knob

Grady-White Freedom 285 28-foot dual console stereo on helm
Stereo system w/waterproof touch screen display, AM/FM tuner & Wi-Fi & Bluetooth® connectivity; speakers w/LED lights - bow (2), hardtop (2), cockpit (2)

Stern eyes - 316 grade stainless steel

Storage - forward anchor locker w/rode storage

Freedom 285 Grady-White dual console starboard console storage area
Storage - lockable starboard console compartment w/light

Storage - port bow storage box

Table - fiberglass bow table

Transducer mounting flats

Transom door - fiberglass

Washdown - pressurized raw water w/hose

Water tank - 20-gallon (75.7 l) freshwater

Grady-White Freedom 285 28 foot dual console windshield that opens in middle and has windshield wiper
Windshield - walk-through tempered glass w/stainless steel header & windbreak door

Freedom 285 Grady-White dual console windshield wiper
Windshield wiper w/washer (starboard) Review by Capt.. Steve Larivee
Captain's Report
By Capt. Steve Larivee

A great performer for Grady-White just became better with a refreshed version of the Freedom 285.
With the dual console lineup of Grady-White boats being 9 models strong, there was no better model to re-engineer than the Freedom 285. In addition to building new models, this is a company that constantly strives to improve and revamp its existing boats to enhance the boating experience we so love. Lessons learned and the voice of the customer were combined to make this popular dual console better than ever.

This version is more ergonomic throughout and that manifests itself right upon boarding with the folding cockpit step that retracts into the bulwarks. Elsewhere storage has been enhanced to accommodate a boat-load of gear for however many people will be joining in on the trip. This includes rod storage for 5 rods in the deck, four in rocket launchers in the hardtop supports, horizontal storage for 3 under the gunwale and lockable storage for 2 more in the head compartment.

The completely self-draining cockpit starts out as an open platform suitable for everything from small gatherings to working fish. High freeboard adds to the safety factor and toe-rails are at deck level. At the stern, there’s a working area that includes a 185-qt (175.07 L) fish locker with lighting and a 32-gallon (121.13 L) raw water livewell. This extends three-quarters of the way across the deck, so as to leave space for a walkthrough to starboard that leads through a fiberglass door to the swim platform. Just behind and centered is an optional retractable ski-tow pylon.

The stern fishbox is insulated – so if it’s not filled with the catch of the day, fill it with ice, drinks and food.

The 32-gallon (121.13 L) livewell is colored blue and includes rounded edges to reduce the shock on live bait.

Battery switches are right inside the cockpit entrance. Notice the shore power plug. It’s part of an optional convenience package.
When it’s time for socializing, a flip-bench seat comes out from the transom just ahead of the storage and livewell “pod”, and Grady-White has a knack for making these types of seats among the easiest to deploy and stow in the industry. We’ve seen this on other Grady-White models and are glad it’s retained here.

Ahead and to starboard is an aft-facing seat. With the touch of a button, this seat’s base extends out into the cockpit and converts into an aft-facing chaise lounge. To the opposite side of the walkthrough, the electromechanical adjustable aft-facing seat is repeated, or it can be swapped out for an optional wetbar that includes storage beneath a sink. A sliding section of the Corian counter closes off the sink when not in use. The under-sink storage can also accommodate an optional refrigerated drawer. In either case, a storage drawer and pull-out trash receptacle are just ahead.

The cockpit is well suited for socializing with the transom bench seat and aft facing seat just ahead.

Go with the standard extendable port side seat, or opt for this wet bar with a sink.

An optional refrigerator can be added in lieu of the three drawers.
Above is the upgraded hardtop offering protection from the elements. Four rocket-launcher-style rod holders are along the trailing edge. These will be removed if the electrically-retractable SureShade is chosen to bring the shaded area further aft into the cockpit. LED spreader lights are fitted fore and aft. Speakers are strategically placed for optimum sound. Reinforced receivers can accommodate optional outriggers. The hardtop also includes zippered life jacket storage. As an added option, consider matching a hull color to the underside of the hardtop.

Having a standard hardtop is a huge feature on this boat. Other builders would make it an option, which everyone would surely get.
An extendable SureShade brings the shade over the entire cockpit.

Optional outriggers can be added as the hardtop is already reinforced to accommodate them.
Ahead and to port is the observer’s seat and its seat-and-a-half width adds to the comfort level. A recess in the bulwarks includes LED lighted beverage holders and USB connectivity. A grab handle is forward alongside the door to the head.

The port console houses the head and it’s a study in excellent fit and finish. Teak trims the side storage compartment and makes up the decking. Rod holders are fitted and extend under the forward bench seat. The toilet is electric-flush. A sink is under-mounted to the Corian counter.

At the backside of the door, there’s a round mirror trimmed in teak with a cleat serving double duty as a hanger and grab handle to close the door. A teak trimmed shelf is just beneath. Of course, the perimeter of the entry is gasketed to eliminate any vibration when the 285 is underway.

The head is well-fitted and includes an electric flush toilet and teak highlights. Rod storage extends forward under the port bow seating.

Even the inside of the head door get a fair amount of attention.
The helm is mounted to starboard and, as Grady-White chooses not to be in the electronics business, the panel is open and ready to accommodate any brand an owner desires. Being redesigned for this model year, the panel will now accommodate larger flush mounted displays. The compass is center-mounted to the top of the panel. Yamaha’s diagnostic screen is to the starboard side of the panel, just above the rocker switch panel. To port are dual beverage holders with a Fusion Stereo just below. The helm is mounted to a tilt base and the wheel includes rubber insert strips to the front and back making it easier to grip with wet hands. A stainless steering knob is also fitted. An optional bow thruster is offered. An extended pod to starboard houses the engine controls. A recess to the side bulkhead includes beverage holders and a rocker switch that actuates the helm seat’s fore and aft adjustment. A Helm Master joystick can be added to increase the ease of maneuverability in close quarters. It also includes Set Point for holding position at the touch of a button.

We really appreciate the choice of steering wheel on Grady-White boats. The rubber grip is a welcome addition, as is the steering knob.

Notice the windshield that has been made higher and wider for improved visibility. This model has the Helm Master joystick next to the wheel.

With a larger helm console, the panel can now accommodate larger displays. This is a 17” (43.18 cm) Garmin sharing space with the Yamaha engine monitor and a Garmin VHF.

The bow thruster is optional. We also appreciate added storage at the helm, especially when it’s lockable.
As we make our way forward, the walkthrough can be closed off with a lower air dam, and the upper stainless-steel framed walkthrough windshield making climate control much more achievable. The stainless-steel framed windshield has been made taller and wider for improved visibility. A windshield wiper is fitted to the starboard side.

Bow seating is in the usual V-shaped configuration with two lounges, one to each side. Storage is underneath the port seat that runs to the head to accommodate the lockable rod storage there. The seat to starboard includes a 118-qt (111.67 L) ice/fish box with overboard drainage. Grab rails are just inside the caprails for both seats. Aft-facing speakers are mounted to the forward cushions.

The bow table is standard and really adds to the functionality of this social zone.

Storage is under both bow seats. To port rod storage extends into the head compartment just behind. To starboard, an insulated box holds ice or fish.

Optional bow cushions convert the bow into a large sunpad.
A standard pedestal table adds functionality. As an option, filler cushions convert the area into a large sun pad. Of course, cushions can all be removed to create a non-skid casting deck. A forward section of seating flips up to allow closer access to the foredeck and the ground tackle as well as a lower hatch leading to the rode access.

An easily deployed bow shade can be fitted from the leading edge of the hardtop forward to two vertically mounted poles.
Ground Tackle
An elongated hatch opens on a gas assist strut to expose the recessed ground tackle. This compartment includes an electric windlass with safety cable. A cleat is mounted to the starboard side. The rode leads through a stainless-steel roller mounted through the stem. Push-button controls for the windlass are in the deck just to starboard and at the helm. Ahead are pull-up cleats to port and starboard, and a flip nav light is to center.

The windlass is standard. Controls are to the side. Notice how the hatch is finished on both sides.
Grady-White powers its boats with Yamaha outboards exclusively. For the Freedom 285, Grady offers twin 300-hp four-strokes. The 300’s will have her running at a top end of 54.6 mph (87.87 kph) and produce a best cruise of 29.5 mph (47.48 kph) with a 15.4 GPH (58.29 lph) fuel burn.

The outboards are mounted to an integrated mounting system that includes the swim platform and ladder. At the transom is a hose attachment for an engine flush system.

An optional convenience package includes a battery charger and dockside power.

Grady-White reports a top speed with a pair of 300-hp Yamaha Four Strokes at 54.6 MPH.
To find something wrong with a Grady-White is an experiment in futility. They just do so much right. Such was always the case with the Freedom 285, but they still managed to find ways to improve the model. Is that to say the previous models were flawed… certainly not. But even Julia Roberts was able to clean up in Pretty Woman. Point being, there’s always room for improvement, and Grady-White will always find it.

Boat Review by Lenny Rudow, January 2020
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 09:34
The Grady-White Freedom 285 has been redesigned and improved for 2020.

On the Grady-White Freedom 285, you'll find additional comfort, new styling, and better fishing abilities.
When you buy a new boat, you expect to get the latest and the greatest, so as boat models age manufacturers regularly do minor-league updates and facelifts. Unfortunately, these usually amount to little more than superficial changes that have little effect other than to let the manufacturer scream “New! New! New!” in its press releases. You wish boat builders would substantially improve their offerings, only calling a model “new” when it really deserves it? Enter, the Grady-White Freedom 285.

Grady-White has sold a ton of Freedom dual console models, which have proven exceptionally adaptable to a wide range of activities from cruising to watersports to fishing. And the 285 has been around for quite a while, so when they decided to rejuvenate the boat, the first thing they did was bring the styling up to date with other, newer Freedom models. Great. But styling doesn’t directly affect the way you use and enjoy your boat, right? And one of the key factors in enjoying your boat is how comfortable you are at the helm. So, Grady made the windshield both taller and higher. Then, they decided to go further and recreate the entire helm area, pushing the switches closer to the captain so he or she could reach them more easily, increasing the size of the footrest, and adding electric fore/aft helm seat adjustment. Anglers in particular will like that they also broadened the electronics flat to allow for larger MFDs.

These Freedom models are equipped for serious fishing.
In the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” category, you have major factors such as hull design. Grady-White’s SeaV2 variable-degree deadrise hull is one thing we’re glad they haven’t changed. Not only does it strike a nice balance between splitting waves and maintaining static stability, the Freedom 285 also posts some very respectable performance figures. Drop a pair of Yamaha F300s on the transom and cruise it at 3500 rpm and 37-mph, and you’ll be getting close to two mpg. Bump it up to 4500 rpm, and the cruising speed jumps to just over 40 mph. Nail the throttles, and the top-end busts past 55 mph. Good luck finding a dual console of this size that does better.

While the youthful among us will certainly like buzzing across the Bay at 55-plus mph, another important edge this sort of performance gives the boat is watersports acuity. A fast jump up to plane and the ability to pull just about any size or sort of tow-toy on the planet make the Freedom 285 ideal for everything from waterskiing to wakeboarding, and the boat offers a retractable ski-tow pylon that hides away under the deck when not in use. Other goodies that will make waterplay more enjoyable include a 20-gallon freshwater system with a shower in the cockpit, an integrated four-step swim ladder on the platform, and a head compartment in the passenger’s console that’s large enough to stand in and change out of a bathing suit without contorting yourself into a pretzel.

The livewell has a 32-gallon capacity.
Angler alert: while it’s true that you do have to sacrifice 360-degree fishability to get the dual console design, Grady-White still equips their Freedom models for serious fishing. The livewell has a hefty 32-gallon capacity, and four gunwale holders come standard. There are four rocket launchers on the pipework, and there are 118- and 185-quart fishboxes. If offshore fishing is in your plans, you’ll also be happy to hear that the hard top is outrigger-ready with reinforcement plates, and the 214-gallon fuel capacity means the canyons are within easy reach.

So: is the Grady-White Freedom 285 really worthy of being called “new”? Only if you like additional comfort, new styling, and better fishing abilities—and if you want your boat to be the latest and the greatest.

LOA: 28' 0"
Beam: 9' 6"
Draft: 1' 10"
Displacement: 6400 LBS
Max HP: 600
Fuel Capacity: 214 GAL.

By Lenny Rudow
Boating review, Decemember 2019
2020 Grady-White Freedom 285
The Freedom 285 delivers big for family cruising and fishing.

By Boating Tech Team
December 11, 2019

Dual consoles might be the fastest-growing category of outboard fishing boats. Grady-White certainly focuses plenty of effort on expanding its Freedom series, adding new models and updating existing models. The refreshed 285 brings new features developed in its larger models, giving it a surprisingly grand big-boat feeling in a 29-footer.

The Freedom 285 is a dual-purpose vessel for cruising and fishing.
The Freedom 285 is a dual-purpose vessel for cruising and fishing. Courtesy Grady-White Boats
Grady offers one electric sliding lounge on the starboard side behind the helm seat and one on the port side as well. When it’s time to fish, they slide up into aft-facing seats in a mezzanine position to clear the cockpit for fish-fighting action.

Grady-White Freedom 285 sliding lounge seat
Grady offers one electric sliding lounge on the starboard side behind the helm seat and one on the port side as well. Courtesy Grady-White Boats
But for fishing, we’d forgo the electric lounge and choose the optional portside cockpit deluxe wet bar with freshwater sink, slide-out trash can and storage drawer. It can double as a rigging station, albeit a fancy one with the sliding Corian top over the sink and fiddle rail to keep things from sliding off.

We found a livewell and an insulated fish box in the transom. Rod holders include four in the gunwales, four rocket launchers on the hardtop and three rod hangers under the starboard gunwale. Under that, on the port side, a styled toe rail allows the gaff man to tuck his toes for solid footing.

Grady-White Freedom 285 wet bar
The deluxe wet bat features a Corian® countertop, sink, three storage drawers and trash compartment. Courtesy Grady-White
The helm console offers a vast working space for a large MFD, Yamaha Command Link gauges and Fusion audio controller. The captain’s bench is electrically adjustable fore and aft, and on the port side a seat accommodates the first mate.

The port console opens to a large changing room with a marine head with electric flush. The forward box opens into the head compartment, creating additional storage for two more rods.

Grady-White Freedom 285 bow seating
The bow opens to wraparound lounges and a cocktail table. Courtesy Grady-White Boats
With all those amenities, limiting the crew will be your biggest issue, but the liberal cockpit seating is only half the story. Forward of the windshield, the bow opens to wraparound lounges and a cocktail table. The table can be lowered to the seating level, the filler cushion added and foldaway backrests deployed, turning the area into a sun pad. Stow the cushions, and it’s a good spot to cast a rod or a net.

Dual consoles are dual-purpose vessels for cruising and fishing—but we’d call this one the family SUV.

High Points
⋅Redesigned hardtop provides sleek housing for SureShade® cockpit cover.

⋅Close off the cockpit on cool days with the wind dam and windshield.

⋅Turn on the heat for chilly days or the air conditioner for warm ones.

Grady-White Freedom 285 performance data
Grady-White Freedom 285 Certified Test Results Boating Magazine
LOA: 28′0″

Beam: 9′6″

Draft (max): 1′10″

Dry Weight: 6,500 lb. (without engines)

Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified

Fuel Capacity: 214 gal.

Price: $239,680 base price with test engines

How We Tested
Engines: Twin Yamaha F300

Drive/Props: Outboard/SWS II 15 1/4″ x 18″

Gear Ratio: 1.75:1

Fuel Load: 100 gal.

Crew Weight: 450 lb.
On The Water review, August 2019
First Look: Redesigned Grady-White Freedom 285 Dual Console
by OTW Staff August 26, 2019
Grady-White Freedom 285

Comfort and Convenience for Families Who Desire the Versatility of a Dual Console
Grady-White has redesigned the Freedom 285–a deluxe 28-foot dual console that has been, and continues to be, a great boat for fishing families who also enjoy water sports, leisure activities, and cruising to dinner on the waterfront. The new 285 incorporates many Grady-White enhancements from the bow to the transom, all with comfort and convenience ranking high on the list of new features.

Grady-White Freedom 285 sleek and sporty style
At first glance, you’ll notice the updated sleek and sporty style. Once onboard, the upgrades start with Grady’s hardtop design and an all-new expanded windshield that’s taller and wider, providing more protection and comfort at the helm. With its redesigned helm station, the 285 offers larger flush mount electronics, switches that are closer to the driver, a top-mounted compass, larger footrest and improved wheel and throttle ergonomics. For added convenience, the driver’s seat incorporates the luxury of electric forward and aft adjustment and is equipped with a flip-up bolster for added comfort.

Grady White Freedom 285 improved wheel and throttle ergonomics
Passengers will appreciate the port and starboard electromechanically extendable aft-facing lounge seats, perfect for relaxing in the sun or shade when the optional SureShade® electrically retractable shade with Sunbrella® canvas is added. The roomy bow sitting area can also be complemented with Grady’s new optional bow shade, an easily deployed screen that offers protection from the sun.

With its standard fiberglass bow table and optional bow insert with filler cushions that create a sun pad, the Freedom 285 is fully outfitted for a day on the water. The optional retractable ski pole, integrated into the deck, can be conveniently put away when skiing and tubing are finished. And, if you’re going from a day on the water straight out to dinner, the roomy, updated head compartment with indirect lighting and sink with pull out faucet makes it easy for an adult to easily change from swimwear to dinner attire without ever leaving the boat. When you arrive, the new patented folding cockpit step makes disembarking effortless.

There’s space for everything on the Grady-White Freedom 285
“The Freedom 285, is designed to provide more than ample space for socializing and fun, offering enough room for the whole family, as well as the gear that goes with on the water adventure. From dive gear to fishing rods, skis and tubes, there’s space for everything on this great all-around boat,” notes Shelley Tubaugh, Grady-White Vice President of Marketing. “We’re really excited to show customers how our forward-thinking engineering team has taken this exceptional boat and made it even better with this redesign.”

Other options for the new 285 include a wet bar with sink and optional refrigerator, bow thruster, and a convenience package with battery charger and dockside power.

Grady-White Freedom 285 livewell
Grady-White Freedom 285 32-gallon aft insulated livewell with light
While the 285 includes numerous design enhancements, the boat preserves many original nuances that have made it remarkable, including the patented foldaway aft bench seat, freshwater washdown, fiberglass transom door, and integrated outboard mounting system with swim platform and ladder. For the fishermen in the family, the Freedom 285’s standard features are plentiful including dedicated storage for two tackle trays, a 32-gallon aft insulated livewell with light, and two fish/ice boxes, one 118-qt. in the starboard bow and another 185-qt. aft. In addition, an abundance of rod storage has been incorporated with holders for five rods on the deck, four rods integrated into the hardtop frame, horizontal storage for three under the gunnel and lockable storage for three more rods in the head compartment. An optional outrigger kit tops off the fishability of this superbly re-engineered boat.

The Grady-White Freedom 285 offers plenty of storage space.
There’s plenty of storage space from a lockable starboard compartment that’s perfect for towels, tools and miscellaneous gear to the port side bow box that extends up from the head to provide room for lengthy items such as fishing rods and skis. Other conveniences include the aft engine flush system with a hose attachment, hydraulic trim tabs with indicator and retractor, international lighting, hydraulic tilt steering with power assist, and anchor windlass with remote switches at both the helm and windlass.

Grady-White Freedom 285 Main Specifications
Beam Amidships: 9-feet 6-inches (2.89 m)
Center Line Length w/o Engines: 28-feet (8.53 m)
Bridge Clearance: 8-feet 3-inches (2.51 m)
Cockpit Depth: 27-inches (0.69 m)
Hull Draft: 22-inches (0.59)
Transom Deadrise: 19 degrees (SeaV²® progression)
Maximum HP: 600 (448 kW)
Fuel Capacity – Standard: 214 gal. (810 l)
Weight w/o Engines: 6400 lb. (2903 kg)
To see the standard features and a complete list of options that make the Freedom 285 truly a remarkable boat for enjoying the water with family and friends, visit

Founded in 1959, Grady-White Boats builds 28 models from 18 to 45 feet at its 500,000 sq. ft. facility in Greenville, NC. The company has been under continuous private ownership since 1968 by Eddie Smith, NMMA Hall of Fame member. Grady-White has been awarded every third-party customer satisfaction award ever presented in the marine industry, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association Customer Satisfaction Index award for all 17 years the recognition has been granted. The company was awarded Highest Ranked Customer Satisfaction in the Coastal Fishing boats segment by J.D. Power Associates for all nine years that studies were conducted in the marine industry.

Grady-White welcomes visitors to the company’s award-winning factory to see first-hand the process they use to create the very best fishing and family-oriented boats, and to meet the dedicated craftspeople that build them.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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