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Pursuit S 378 Sport: 2020 Boat Buyers Guide

The S 378 Sport is ready to take on big water and big fish—in big comfort!

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LOA: 40'5" | Beam: 12' | Fuel Capacity: 427 gal. | Dry Weight: 19,500 lb. plus power* | Max HP: 1,275 | Certifications: NMMAPursuit Fishing Boats

For over half a century, Pursuit Boats has been building luxury offshore fishing boats using distinct engineering and production processes championed by the Pursuit family of employees. Pursuit’s Offshore, Center Console, Sport and Dual Console models from 23 to 42 feet in length are manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Pursuit Boats are designed, developed and manufactured in the US using refined lamination techniques, vacuum-infused stringer grids, verified installations and patented designs. They have premium gelcoats backed by five-year blister warranty, plus five-year hull and two-year component warranties.

Pursuit installs EPA-compliant, lined, roto-molded polyethylene fuel tanks that eliminate condensation and avoid the effects of ethanol. The company fabricates its own fuel feed lines, as it does custom -wiring harnesses for each model, and its technicians fabricate and install upholstery and canvas components.

Pursuit S 378 Sport

The S 378 Sport is the second-largest in Pursuit’s Sport line of luxury center-consoles that are ready to take on big water and big fish—in big comfort!

Stable as only a big-beamed boat can be, this one’s a dozen feet across, with a 22-degree deadrise, rigged standard with triple Yamaha XTO Offshore 425 hp outboards.

Pursuit is particularly proud of the boat’s patent-pending entertainment center: It electronically moves into place at the touch of a button, otherwise positioned out of the way to open up the cockpit for fishing.

The boat has several versatile “social zones,” including one anchored by a multifunction forward sun pad. Hullside and cabinside windows provide stunning views. The adjustable helm comes standard with Yamaha’s Helm Master.

Anglers will find standard gunwale-mounted rod holders and bow rod holders, a lighted livewell, undergunwale rod storage, a pair of fish boxes, and lockable rod storage such as requested by 34 percent of CC survey respondents.

An optional Fishing Package includes such upgrades as a second livewell to please the 33 percent of center-console survey respondents who say they need it (63 percent are satisfied with a single livewell, while 4 percent need a third one in order to keep bait species separate). Other options include hardtop rocket launcher, rod holders and Taco Grand Slam outriggers.

Survey Says: On Target

⋅Tuck-away entertainment center on the S 378 Sport preserves fishing space

⋅Plenty of rod storage, both undergunwale and lockable

Owners Say

⋅Tough, dependable and a well-made hull capable of handling extreme conditions

⋅Space and functionality

⋅Gets me to where I need to go to catch the fish I’m after

Brand Says

⋅Dedication to delivering an authentic, high-quality product through all levels of development

⋅Provides endless hours of enjoyment to all who encounter it

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