The new Pursuit DC 326 dual console features redesigned topside lines and fiberglass-framed side windows that result in a profile reminiscent of a yacht. The 326 comes standard with a starboard-side cockpit door and an integrated swim platform that extends on each side of the twin Yamaha outboards. Once on board, you’ll find two easy-to-use foldout bench-style seats—one across the transom, the other on the port side of the cockpit. A redesigned aft-facing seat in the forward port corner of the cockpit boasts tackle stowage behind its angled seatback. On the opposite side, a grill and fridge reside in a module abaft the helm seating. To beat the heat, a motorized cockpit shade deploys from inside the optional hardtop. Anglers will appreciate the livewell in the starboard quarter; although, at 26 gallons, it is on the small side. Rod holders abound, with five across the transom and four in the gunwales. The wide helm seat offers a flip-up bolster and a two-tier footrest that folds down to create extra elevation.
Factory electronics options include a single or two Garmin multifunction displays, and peripherals such as radar, autopilot, sonar FLIR thermal imaging, and a cockpit camera.
Seating on the port side of the bridge deck can be used as a lounger or a seating nook. The helm seat swivels for socializing. The starboard step-down console interior houses a head compartment with a vacuum-flush electric marine toilet and molded sink with freshwater faucet. The port console features a berth, hanging locker and storage for four rods. Both consoles use patented dual-action doors. A pair of loungers and wraparound seating invite guests to the bow, where they can use the standard table to enjoy snacks. You can also lower the table and add a cushion to create a sun pad.
The 326 displayed spirited performance with twin Yamaha F300s. We recorded a 5-second time to plane and a zero-to-30 mph hole shot of 13.6 seconds. Top speed was 48.5 mph. Handling proved precise, and the hull knifed smoothly through 3-foot waves.
- New starboard-side door facilitates boarding, diving and landing big fish.
- Sliding tray in the bilge compartment eases battery changes.
- All-purpose design will please both angling and cruising factions.
- No horsepower options—twin Yamaha F300 outboards is what you get.
- Serious saltwater anglers will want more live-bait capacity.
- Portside seat on the bridge deck is tight for more than two adults.
Grady-White’s Freedom 325 dual console ($348,585 with twin Yamaha F300s) comes with a larger livewell (32 gallons), and the hardtop is standard equipment.
Price: $331,050 (base with twin Yamaha F300s)
Available Power: Outboard
How We Tested
Engine: Twin 300 hp Yamaha F300 outboards
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Yamaha Saltwater Series II 15 1/4″ x 18″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 300 gal.
Crew Weight: 630 lb.
Pursuit Boats – Fort Pierce, Florida; 772-465-6006; pursuitboats.com