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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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)|
|Dry Weight:||16,600 lb.|
|Seat/Weight Capacity:||Yacht Certified|
|Fuel Capacity:||343 gal.|
Pursuit Boats – Fort Pierce, Florida; 772-465-6006; pursuitboats.com