The Posh and Pugnacious Pursuit S 368 Sport

Pursuit’s S 368 Sport is perfect for family fishing or ferrying mega-yacht guests.

Pursuit S 368 Sport
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If your concept of a center console is some Spartan platform for sweaty fishermen who drink a battered cooler full of beers while hosing off blood and guts after a day on the water, think again.

The Pursuit S 368 Sport is elegant where many center consoles are stark, comfy where many are not, and just as much at home on a family outing as she is stalking big game offshore. I call her a center console yacht, one that would serve well as a mega-yacht tender.

The boat’s actual center console conceals a double berth that converts to a sofa, a functional (albeit mini) galley, and an enclosed head with VacuFlush toilet and hot shower.

Pursuit S 368 Sport

Above-Average T-Top

Oversize aluminum supports make this T-top rigid, and the tempered-glass windshield is bonded in automotive style. A trio of seats are behind the ergonomic dash, which can hold 16-inch Garmin displays. Air-conditioning vents live here as well, for days when owners are running under the hot summer sun.Courtesy Pursuit Boats

Fishing equipment is on board too, in an upgraded way. The cockpit has in-deck fish boxes to port and starboard, rod holders along the gunwale and a 28-gallon livewell. For family time, fold down the transom settee, slide out the hidden barbecue grill and reach into the Isotherm fridge for a cold one.

The S 368’s raised mezzanine seating under the hardtop is just as well-suited for keeping Aunt Edna out of the sun as it is for protecting anglers while they watch their lines off the 18-foot Top Gun telescoping outriggers. Additionally, a Makefast awning emerges from the hardtop to shade the cockpit.

That hardtop, by the way, isn’t just a bolt-on T-top. It’s engineered to be strong enough to hold an additional helm station on top of it.

Pursuit S 368 Sport

A Closer Look

Whether you’re taking the family out for a weekend cruise or running at speed to the canyons to chase tuna, this flip-down transom seat with adjustable backrest is as stable as a table underway.Courtesy Pursuit Boats

The area forward has seating that wraps around the bow, as well as lounge seating atop the cabin with folding armrests and a fold-down beverage holder, and a cocktail/dining table that stows in a well. Shade comes via an awning from the pilothouse that covers the entire area, braced by carbon-fiber poles.

Standard power is triple 300 hp ­Yamaha F300s that are good for about 43 knots at wide-open throttle, or owners can up the ante with the optional ­triple 350 hp outboards and hit close to 50 knots.

Some other nice, upgraded touches aboard the Pursuit S 368 Sport include stitched upholstery and fine woods. A bow thruster is standard for easy handling in close quarters; the boat has a 4.2 kW Fischer Panda genset to power the air conditioning in the cabin and pilothouse; and Pursuit allotted space for a ­Seakeeper gyrostabilizer, to keep things calm when the seas rile themselves into a snit.

Like I said, this vessel is truly a center console yacht. And she’s capable of more than you might expect.

Pursuit S 368 Sport

Easy Access

A hatch in the cockpit opens to an equipment space where all systems, from fuel filters to strainers, are within easy reach. The Fischer Panda genset slides aft on rollers for accessibility. The entire helm console also tilts aft, revealing all wiring and electronics.Courtesy Pursuit Boats