Boat Buyers Edition presented by

2020 Pursuit Boats DC 326

The DC 326 offers precise handling and numerous fishing amenities.

Pursuit Boats DC 326 running shot
Pursuit’s new DC 326 displayed ­spirited performance with its twin ­Yamaha F300s.Courtesy Pursuit Boats

The Pursuit DC 326 features redesigned topside lines, an integrated hardtop, fiberglass-framed windshield, and curving side windows that create a profile reminiscent of a yacht. A standard starboard-side door eases boarding, diving, and dealing with big fish. Once on board, you’ll find two foldout bench-style seats—one across the transom and the other on the port side of the cockpit. Versatile seating on the port side of the bridge deck can be used as a lounger or a seating nook. The wide helm seat offers a flip-up bolster and a two-tier footrest, which folds down to create an extra 5 inches of elevation. In the bow, a pair of forward-facing loungers/wraparound seating invites guests forward to use the standard table to enjoy snacks, or lower the table and add a cushion to create a sun pad. A redesigned aft-facing seat in the forward port corner of the cockpit has tackle stowage behind the seatback. A grill and fridge reside on the opposite side. An optional motorized cockpit shade deploys from inside the hardtop. Anglers will appreciate the livewell in the starboard quarter and the five rod holders across the transom, along with four in the gunwales and six optional on the hardtop. Electronics options include single or twin Garmin multifunction displays, and peripherals such as radar, autopilot, sonar and FLIR thermal imaging.

Pursuit Boats DC 326 bow seating
In the bow, a pair of forward-facing loungers/wraparound seating invites guests forward to use the standard table to enjoy snacks.Courtesy Pursuit Boats

The starboard console interior features a vacuum-flush electric toilet, molded sink with freshwater faucet, Corian countertop and vanity mirror. The port console contains a berth, a hanging locker, and storage for four rods. Pursuit has engineered convenient access to both consoles using a patented dual-action door. An optional 6,000 Btu air-conditioning system serves the port console, while an optional 12,000 Btu unit cools the helm deck. An optional 5 kW Fischer Panda diesel generator powers both while away from the dock.

Pursuit Boats DC 326 helm seating
The wide helm seat offers a flip-up bolster and a two-tier footrest, which folds down to create an extra 5 inches of elevation.Courtesy Pursuit Boats

Pursuit’s new DC 326 displayed spirited performance with its 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 2- to 3-foot tightly spaced waves.

Versatile seating on the port side of the bridge deck can be used as a lounger or a seating nook.
Courtesy Pursuit Boats

High Points

⋅New starboard-side door facilitates boarding, diving, and landing big fish.

⋅Sliding tray in bilge compartment eases battery changes.

⋅All-purpose design will please both angling and cruising factions.

⋅Redesigned topside lines give this dual-console model a yachty look.

⋅Fold-down footrest gives the helmsman an extra 5 inches of elevation when standing.

Pursuit Boats DC 326 performance data
Pursuit Boats DC 326 Certified Test ResultsBoating Magazine

Specs

LOA: 34′6″

Beam: 10′10″

Draft (max): 2′0″ (motors up)

Dry Weight: 11,750 lb. (without power)

Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified

Fuel Capacity: 300 gal.

Price: $331,050 (base with twin Yamaha F300s)

How We Tested

Engines: Twin 300 hp Yamaha F300

Drive/Props: Outboard/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.

More Information

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