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