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. Used buyers should be aware that these boats, even when aged, don’t come cheap—Grady-White has one of the highest resale values around. This 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. For more information, visit Grady-White.