Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer | 25′ Coastal Boat

Grady-White has design an entire new category of an inshore-offshore boating to meet the demands for big water, back-water boating and tarpon fishing the beaches. Elegant, safe and designed to perfection is the Grady-White 251 CE 25′ Coastal Explorer. What we like is the versatility to fish by day and then grab an evening sunset cruise with family and friends.


251 CE 25' Coastal Explorer Main Specifications

Beam Amidships: 8'6" -2.59 m
Bridge Clearance: 6'9" -2.06 m  w/T-top: 7'9"-2.36 m
Center Line Length: 24'7" -7.49 m
Cockpit Area: 47 sq. ft. -4.37 m2
Cockpit Depth: 20" -0.51 m
Hull Draft: 14" -.36 m
Maximum HP: 300 -224 kW
Outboard Shaft Length: 25" -0.64 m
Passenger Capacity: 10
Standard Fuel Capacity: 78 gal. -295 l
Transom Width: 8'3" -2.51 m
Weight w/o Engine: 3550 lb. -1610 kg
Standard Features
2 automatic bilge pumps -total 2600 GPH  -9842 LPH
Basic flotation
Bow rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steel
Console grab rail
Nonskid fiberglass liner
Self-bailing cockpit w/cockpit drains -2
Stainless steel through-hull fittings
Stern rail - low profile 316 grade stainless steel
Cockpit & Deck
100% hand laid hull & deck
Battery select switch w/extra battery
Cleats - flush mount -pop up
Cockpit lights - blue LED
Cooler - removable 72-quart -68 l  cooler under lean bar
Deck hardware - 316 grade stainless steel through-bolted
Drink holders - stainless steel -8
Factory engine pre-rigging
Fish box - 51-quart -48 l  aft insulated fish box w/ob drain
Fish box - 74-quart -81.5 l  forward port insulated fish box w/ob drain
Fish box - 74-quart -81.5 l  forward starboard insulated fish box w/ob drain
Fuel capacity - 78-gallon -295 l  tank
International lighting
Ladder - aft swim ladder
Ladder - bow access ladder w/storage enclosure
Rod holders aft -4
Rod storage holders forward - vertical -6
Rubrail - high density PVC w/ stainless steel insert
Seating - aft bench seat w/port & starboard folding backrests
Seating - helm lean bar w/ removable backrest
Seating - port & starboard bow box cushions w/folding backrests
Stern eyes - heavy-duty 316 stainless steel
Storage - aft rigging compartments -2
Storage - forward anchor locker w/rode storage
Accessory outlet - 12V -2
Drink holders - stainless steel -2
Flush mount electronics area
Head - lockable console w/stand up head area, dome light, bulk storage & portable head
Seating - molded forward console seat w/cushion & backrest
Steering - hydraulic tilt
Steering wheel - 316 grade stainless steel
Window - opening window w/screen
Windshield - scratch resistant acrylic windshield w/handrail
Optional Features
Bow rail - high profile 316 grade stainless steel
Bow table package -requires casting platform insert option
Casting platform insert w/cushion
CE certification package
Cockpit freshwater shower -recessed
Hull color -Coastal Fog blue or sand gelcoat; harbor blue, seaglass green, or vista blue paint
Hydraulic trim tabs w/indicator & retractor
Livewell - 12.75-gallon -48.3 l  aft insulated raw water livewell w/light, full column distribution inlet & ob drain-500 GPH pump  -1893 LPH
Painted T-top frame -requires T-top option
Seating - Deluxe lean bar w/ backrest, lockable storage, rod holders -4 , 25-gallon -95 l  insulated raw water livewell w/light, full column distribution inlet & ob drain -800 GPH pump  -3028 LPH
Sirius satellite radio system -in lieu of Bluetooth®;requires stereo option and Sirius subscription
Ski pylon
Stereo system w/AM/FM tuner, VHF receiver, MP3 auxiliary audio connections/amplifier, Bluetooth®, remote control & fold down storage; speakers - console forward -2  & helm -2
Stern rail - high profile 316 stainless steel
T-top w/ radio box, radar flat, dome light, storage net, spreader light & rod holders -4
Trolling motor set-up
Washdown - pressurized raw water w/ hose
Water tank - 10-gallon -38 l  freshwater
Windshield wiper
Canvas Options
Bimini top w/ boot -ivory or navy
T-top front & side curtains -ivory


Engine:250 Yamaha Four-Stroke

Test Date: 11/18/13
Prop Size*:15 3/4 x 15 SWS II SDS
Weight as Tested: 5,151 lb. including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories.
T-Top: Yes
Bow Pulpit: N/A
Bottom Paint: No
Optimum Cruise: 26.5 MPH @ 3500 RPM
Top Recommended RPM: 3500 - 6000
Performance Tests at Optimum Conditions

Engine: 300 Yamaha Four-Stroke

Test Date: 11/17/13
Prop Size*: 15 1/4 X 18 SWS II SDS
Weight as Tested: 5,186 lb. including persons, fuel, water, gear, engines & accessories.
T-Top: Yes
Bow Pulpit: N/A
Bottom Paint: No
Optimum Cruise: 27.1 MPH @ 3300 RPM
Top Recommended RPM: 3300 - 5800
Performance Tests at Optimum Conditions
The following is a list of variables that can affect performance:
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Engine PerformanceTops
TransducerGear Placement
Trolling TimeProp Size / Condition / Type
This report should be used only as a general reference guide.
* Prop size, pitch and prop features listed in this performance report reflect the available props factory installed on new boats from Grady-White at this time. Props cited in the report may be an updated version(s) of the prop(s) used at the time of the test.


  • classic-light Classic Grady White
  • sand Sand (gelcoat)
  • sea_glass Sea Glass (paint)
  • harbor_blue Harbor Blue (paint)
  • vista_blue Vista Blue (paint)
  • coastal-fog_blue Coastal Fog (gelcoat)




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