Pursuit’s 3800 Express Can Fish and Cruise

The Pursuit 3800 Express has an armada of angling amenities and an 18-degree transom deadrise for enhanced stability.

Powered with optional twin 480 hp Volvo Penta diesels, we saw the Pursuit 3800 Express hit 31.5 knots.Courtesy Pursuit Boats

The Pursuit 3800 express is built for chasing pelagics in the deep, with a fine entry for slicing a seaway. The hull form resolves to a moderate 18-degree transom deadrise, enhancing overall stability. Prop pockets reduce draft and shaft angle.

Angling amenities include a bait-prep center with a sink and livewell, a top-loading cabinet with a freezer option, and an in-sole fish box with a macerator.

Power is twin 450 hp Cummins or twin 480 hp Volvo Penta diesels.

At press time, we found seven Pursuit 3800s on the market, ranging from $169,000 to $264,800.

From the Archive

“The 3800 retains a number of styling cues that suggest her pedigree, such as an integral pulpit and a rounded trunk. [But] the sheer is a bit lower and has a gentle, attractive sweep suggestive of the custom-boat market. Engine air intakes are sculpted into the hull side, not cut out as an afterthought. The cabin trunk and windscreen frame appear as one and are softer and shapelier than aluminum framing.” —Yachting, October 2007