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2022 Pursuit S 358

The S 358 delivers an outstanding fishing experience.

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Pursuit S 358 running offshore
The S 358 is equipped with a comfortable ride. Courtesy Pursuit Boats

The new S 358 represents the latest addition to Pursuit’s popular Sport family, and it is the company’s first-ever center-console in its size class. A row of three deluxe helm seats with fold-down armrests—plus the protection of an oversize hardtop and tempered safety-glass wraparound windshield—ensures comfort. 

S 358 bow seating
Wraparound bow seating features actuated backrests. Courtesy Pursuit Boats

Abaft resides a covered summer galley with an electric grill, refrigerator and sink, plus foldout trays that quickly convert to two aft-facing mezzanine seats, complemented by a fold-down transom bench to create a great social center in the aft cockpit. Or take the festivities forward to the wraparound bow seating with actuated backrests that create a pair of lounges. Raise the motorized table half-way and add a cushion for a big sun pad; later on, elevate the table when it’s time to dine with the forward console seat, providing a place for guests at the table. 

S 358 grill
Abaft resides a covered summer galley with an electric. Courtesy Pursuit Boats

A pocket door on the helm deck slides open to a wide companionway and leads to a step-down cabin, with rich wood accents and tinted side windows that usher in natural light, and port windows for fresh air. An enclosed head compartment features a vanity, sink, VacuFlush toilet and shower. A settee converts to a cozy berth, and there’s a microwave too—all great amenities for overnight adventures.

S 358 cabin
The cabin is outfitted with rich wood accents. Courtesy Pursuit Boats

When it’s time to fish, the S 358 delivers with a 32-gallon transom livewell, 12 rod holders, a tackle center, and in-sole insulated fish boxes on the port and starboard sides, with diaphragm pump-outs. Long 18-foot Taco outriggers are optional for boating anglers who like to troll. A standard inward-opening starboard-side door makes it easy to slide aboard a big tuna or swordfish, but it also doubles as a dive door (thanks to a removable boarding ladder) or an easy way to step aboard from a marina’s floating dock.  

S 358 aft seating
Plush seating is found throughout. Courtesy Pursuit Boats

Powered by a pair of Yamaha 425 hp XTO V-8 outboards, and carrying a crew of six and 260 gallons of fuel, our test boat achieved an average top speed of nearly 50 mph, with a smooth ride and easy handling at speed as well as in tight quarters thanks to the Helm Master EX joystick feature and forward bow thruster.

High Points

  • Aft swim platforms extend well aft on each side of the outboards for safe and easy boarding after a swim.
  • Extra-large aft machinery space eases inspections and service of key systems and components.
  • Twin Garmin 16-inch multifunction displays/chart plotters network with radar, sonar and other onboard systems. 
  • JL Audio system features Bluetooth, amplifier, six 7.7-inch coaxial speakers, and up to two 10-inch subwoofers.

How We Tested

  • Engines: Twin 425 hp Yamaha XTO
  • Drive/Prop: Outboard/Yamaha XTO 16 5/8″ x 19″ 3-blade stainless steel
  • Gear Ratio: 1.79:1 Fuel Load: 260 gal. Crew Weight: 1,050 lb.

Pricing and Specs

Price: $724,148 (as tested)
LOA: 37’4″ (with extended swim platforms)
Beam: 11’4″
Draft: 3’3″ (max)
Dry Weight: 16,600 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity: 343 gal.

Pursuit Boats – Fort Pierce, Florida; 772-465-6006; pursuitboats.com

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