Few independent companies have had as much success as Grady-White, which has maintained an excellent (and well-deserved) reputation for high quality, flawless fit and finish, good seakeeping abilities, user-friendly deck layouts, and top-notch customer satisfaction. Their “SeaV2” hulls feature C. Raymond Hunt designed variable-degree deadrise.
Grady-White has one of the highest resale values around, which makes up for their relatively high initial cost when bought new, as they retain value far better than the norm and represent a good investment, as far as boats go. Note that they have a wide range of layouts to offer, including center consoles, dual consoles, expresses, and walkarounds, ranging from 18 to 36 feet.
The 26-foot Grady-White Chase 263 center console is a tough family fisherman with innovative features. It's a rugged offshore competitor, with tanks to hold more than 200 gallons of fuel. The 263 Chase's sleek profile comes from the integrated outboard mounting system.The integrated bracket doubles as a swim platform complete with a stainless steel ladder. Entrance to the cockpit from the platform is through a standard transom door that's also suitable for landing big fish. In the cockpit is a large aft seat between the transom door and the portside lift-out storage box. Under the aft seat lid, all batteries, cables, filters and fuel switches are easily accessible. The standard lean bar aft of the console has a padded backrest with four built-in rocket launcher rod holders. The lean bar has lockable bulk storage and tackle trays. The optional 23-gallon livewell fits aft of the console and is easily removable. The console styling matches the graceful lines of the integrated bracket transom. It features a large lockable radio box, hand-holds, and a wind screen complete with farings. A starboard door opens into a large, stand-up head with storage shelves, lockers, pockets, and even a small hanging locker. The forward area has a standard console seat and port and starboard 120-quart insulated fish boxes with overboard drains. The portside box is divided into a larger and a smaller box by a removable polyethylene barrier. The smaller section is also slightly recessed and perfect for beverages. Six rods of up to eight feet can be safely stored and locked out of sight, and there are also four rod holders on deck. The molded-in vertical anchor locker also has rod storage space.
8 ft 6 in
1 ft 3 in
Max Bridge Clearance
6 ft 10 in
Grady-White Chase 263 Specifications - Standard Equipment Safety - Automatic bilge pump (1500 gph) - Basic flotation - Bow rail - 316 grade stainless steel - Chrome-over-bronze through-hull fittings - Cockpit toe rails - Console grab rails - Non-skid fiberglass liner - Self-bailing cockpit w- 4 cockpit drains Cockpit & Deck - 100% hand-laid hull and deck - Cockpit lights - Drink holder (1) - Fish box - 120 qt. divided port insulated fish box w- overboard drain - Fish box - 120 qt. starboard insulated fish box w- overboard drain - Fuel capacity - 203 gal. tank - Heavy-duty gunwale molding - Hydraulic trim tabs - Integrated outboard mounting system w- swim platform and ladder - International lighting - Outboard shaft length (single) - 30" - Outboard shaft length (twin) - 25" - Raised casting platform - Rod holders (4) - Rod storage - lockable horizontal storage for 6 rods - Seating - lean bar w- backrest, footrest, tackle trays, lockable storage and 4 rod holders - Seating - molded in aft bench seat w- cushion - Springline cleats - Stainless steel, 316 grade through-bolted deck hardware - Stern eyes - Storage - forward anchor locker w- rope storage - Storage - aft deck lift-out box - Transom door Console - Accessory outlet 12V - Console ventilator - Drink holders (2) - Head - lockable console w- standup head area, storage shelves, hanging locker - Seating - molded forward console seat w- cushion - Steering - hydraulic - Steering - stainless steel, 316 grade steering wheel - Storage - lockable console door - Storage - lockable electronics box - Storage - under footrest - Windshield - Plexiglas windshield w- handrail Grady-White Chase 263 Optional Equipment - Anchor windlass - Bow lifting bracket - Bow pulpit - Cockpit bolsters - Cockpit shower w- 20 gal. freshwater tank - Electronics flush-mount kit - Head - portable - Head - portable w- deck pump-out - Head - portable w- inline macerator - Livewell (lean bar) - 23 gal. raw water livewell w- cushion seat - Outrigger kit 15 ft. Radial Top Gun T-top mounted - Seating - forward platform cushions - Steering - tilt - Stereo - CD system - T-top w- rod holders, radio box & spreader light - Washdown - pressurized seawater w- hose - T-top front & side curtains