Hardtop 1993 -1998 for Adventure 208

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Hello West Coast forum members!!!

I know that finding a Grady White OEM hardtop is not an easy task. Have a 1994 Adventure 208 and believe a hardtop off a 1993-1998 would work. Maybe later models as well. Anyone know?

Are there any boat parts yards or salvage companies who may have a Grady White hardtop? An old Grady White boat dealer, etc?

If not, any recommended aftermarket boat shops who make a hardtop here on the West Coast? The closer to San Francisco, the better :)

Thanks in advance
 

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There are 'kits' from vendors like Atlantic Towers that can be shipped unassembled ( shipping is costly though).
I am sure there are fabricators near you that can make a custom top but they can be quite expensive. The hull mold for the 208 is the same for many years but the deck molds aren't. I would suspect that if your boat has flat windshield glass sides, there is a good chance that a top from a similar deck will work but the deck is different on models with curved side glass.
That said, I wonder is tops from similar year 22 footers would fit. The cabin is the same I think.
 
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I forgot to mention that there are hard tops and not so hard tops that use canvas like material stretched over a frame. They are less expensive but may not meet your needs.
 
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There are 'kits' from vendors like Atlantic Towers that can be shipped unassembled ( shipping is costly though).
I am sure there are fabricators near you that can make a custom top but they can be quite expensive. The hull mold for the 208 is the same for many years but the deck molds aren't. I would suspect that if your boat has flat windshield glass sides, there is a good chance that a top from a similar deck will work but the deck is different on models with curved side glass.
That said, I wonder is tops from similar year 22 footers would fit. The cabin is the same I think.
Thank you Seasick - appreciate the response and feedback. Great suggestion on the 22 footers and same year.
 

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@hanke777 posted information in another thread about hardtops for Grady White, so adding that information here.

WMW is OEM for Grady White hardtops

Hanke777 - congrats on getting your Adventure 208. Super excited for you and thanks for the above information.