Some boats are like high heel shoes. They look great but aren’t so practical. Others are stable and functional but as boring as a pair of black lace-ups. And then there are those special boats, like the models built by Grady-White in the United States since the late 1950s, that are as stylish and capable as a waterborne luxury SUV.

In fact, that’s an apt comparison since the company’s proprietary SeaV2® hull has been ranked number one in each of the eight marine studies ever conducted by J.D. Power and Associates. Hardly surprising: the hull shape was designed exclusively for Grady-White by C. Raymond Hunt Associates to ensure a nimble, smooth, and soft ride in a seaway no matter the conditions. Combine this performance with Grady-White’s legendary customer satisfaction and you get a good-looking boat you can believe in. What more do you need?

These boats could also be called “waterbourne luxury SUV’s.”