Looking for a fishing boat, but not a blood and guts fishing boat? Searching for a civilized center console with nice family-friendly amenities that also runs fast? In that case, boat reviewer Lenny Rudow suggests you may want to check out a Pursuit S 288. Watch the video above to join Boat Trader along with Lenny for a full video walkthrough of this great new center console from Pursuit Boats.
Taking a deeper dive into the S 288, let’s start by looking at this model’s background. Pursuit’s popular sport family provides nice lines on seaworthy luxury center consoles with classic exterior profiles – all along with nice family cruising amenities. With the new S 288 center console, the boat builder continues to grow this line up in a bit of a smaller package. Featuring a compact design that doesn’t lose the attention to detail that some of the bigger models have, this vessel is bound to have a lot of what you’re looking for in a family fishing boat.
You wouldn’t think the first place to look on a boat like this would be on the deck hatch to the bilge – but this seemingly minor feature is indicative of how Pursuit builds boats. The entire hatch is gasketed all around with heavy duty hinges, gas struts and is completely finished in gelcoat on all sides, making for a beautiful compartment that is super convenient, sturdy and high-quality.
The aft section of the leaning post behind the center console is a great design offering a serious piece of engineering with heavy-duty stainless steel hinges that is simply built right. The console overall is as good as any we’ve seen on a center console of this size.
At the helm there’s room for a couple of big MFD’s, digital gauges, lighted rocker switches, trim tab controls, premium marine stereo – plus the whole dash is built sturdy and finished in a low-glare dark grey and black color.
Guests and family members will enjoy classy accents and premium upholstery in the bow, and throughout the boat as well – while anglers and captains will appreciates features like the fold away cockpit seating (leaving the deck open for fishing), 4 standard rod holders (4 on the transom alone), a 24-gallon livewell, 45-gallon in-floor fish boxes, raw water washdown, anchor storage compartment and power windlass controlled directly from the helm.
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