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Pursuit SC 365i
Draft (max/min): 3'1"/2'2"
Displacement (approx.): 17,750 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 20 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 9'11"
Max Cabin Headroom (when applicable): 6'8"
Fuel Capacity: 300 gal.
Max Horsepower: 700
Available Power: Twin 350 hp Yamaha F350 outboard motors
Pursuit executed the installation of outboard power in its new SC 365i in an elegantly simple manner. This cruiser also boasts a self-bailing cockpit and a bottom designed for rough-water running. The SC 365i’s kit includes a hardtop, single-level cockpit, luxurious accommodations and loads of light belowdecks, yet it offers the low-slung sleekness and elegance of line typical of day boats. Hop aboard.
The SC 365i conceals twin 350 hp Yamaha F350 outboards inside a well that reduces the noise of these already quiet power plants, allows the boat’s lines to resolve themselves fluidly aft, and provides the owner with the ability to emblazon the stern with a name and hail. The “i” model designation means “integrated outboard technology.”
Pursuit’s installation differs from that aboard Sea Ray’s 370 Venture ($391,745 with twin 300 hp Mercury Verado outboards; see Boating November/December 2012). The Pursuit’s engines breathe the air required for combustion through vents incorporated into the cover, in addition to a through-the-transom cutout that allows them to be tilted clear of the water. The cutout is fitted with a skirt that filters salt particles before they concentrate inside the enclosure. Note that the Sea Ray outboard enclosure is topped with twin sun pads, a feature the SC 365i lacks, and so can’t be readily vented — thus the Sea Ray’s use of special cowls with snorkels plumbed belowdecks.
The SC 365i’s outboard enclosure includes a door in the transom walkway that allows walking across the beam of the boat in front of the motors. We found it easy to remove the cowls aboard the SC 365i for servicing the engines.