We Say: Wouldn’t it be great to have a boat on which you could troll offshore all morning before returning to freshen up in an air-conditioned cabin with a comfy berth, then spend the afternoon lounging under an awning on the bow, sharing munchies over a cockpit table, towing the kids on water toys or feeling the exhilaration of a 50 mph top speed?
That’s what Pursuit created with its S 328 Sport. It’s a truly all-purpose center console, outfitted to impress finicky anglers and yet possesses luxury amenities, like a cabin with standing headroom and the home-style VacuFlush head.
The S 328 Sport boasts a solid hardtop with an automotive-bonded windshield featuring an electric vent and pantograph wiper. The helm and aft-facing seat can be easily enclosed.
Powered by twin Yamaha F300s, we wrung nearly 50 mph from it. Add a Fischer Panda 4.2 kW genset to power the air conditioning and electric grill when away from the dock.
Anglers will revel in the spacious aft cockpit, with big fish boxes, lots of rod holders and a 24-gallon livewell. Families will enjoy two fold-down seats under the electric awning, while the bow has wraparound seating under yet another sunshade. The cabin is ready for changing, napping or overnighting.
With the S 328 Sport, Pursuit takes the center console to new heights of fishing, practicality and luxury.
Who’d Want One: Anglers craving a serious offshore fishing machine yet with all the family amenities.
Another Choice: The Boston Whaler Outrage 330 ($285,000) is 4 mph faster but has only a head in the center console and no berth or seating.
Bottom Line: $315,495 (base with test power); pursuitboats.com
How We Tested
Engine: Twin Yamaha F300
Prop: 151/4" X 18" Saltwater Series II SDS
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 296 gal.
Crew Weight: 400 lb.