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November 07, 2008

Pursuit OS 375 Offshore

Serious outboard performance matched with plush accommodations distinguish Pursuit's new OS 375 Offshore.

To carry the weight and torque of more than 1,000 horsepower, Pursuit designed the 375 to be extremely strong. The absence of creaks and shudders underway confirms its solid construction. The one-piece stringer grid system is infused fiberglass and extends all the way to the engine mounts. The beefy transom is composed of multiple layers of marine plywood infused with resin for added strength.

Pursuit also paid close attention to serviceability. For example, the water manifold system is easily accessible through a panel in the head. Electrical panels are labeled on both sides so you don't have to flip back and forth when tracing wiring harnesses. And you can get to the battery bank, fuel filters, pumps and standard Fischer Panda diesel generator via the cockpit service hatch without twisting into a pretzel.

For owner/operators, this boat has a standard bow thruster to make docking easier. The L-shaped lounge on the port bridge deck allows guests to chat with the skipper or watch baits while underway. Bridge air conditioning is standard. The fiberglass hardtop provides welcome shade, along with spreader lights, rod holders in the stanchions, recessed speakers, LED courtesy lighting and life-jacket storage. A 64-quart refrigerator-freezer is positioned behind the helm seat. A convenient tackle cabinet is located aft of the lounge.

A second insulated refrigerator-freezer, this one 300 quarts and similarly equipped with a digital thermostat, is built into the transom centerline. Next to it is a 50-gallon livewell finished with bait-calming Oceana-blue gelcoat. The cockpit has dual 40-gallon insulated fish boxes in the deck along with a reinforced backing plate to install a fighting chair. Eight gunwale rod holders are standard, and a four-rod transom rack is available as an option. So is the Rupp outrigger package.

After lines out, appetizers can be prepared and cooked on the electric grill in the cockpit. The cabin galley is outfitted with a two-burner glass cooktop, microwave, stainless-steel sink and stainless-steel refrigerator-freezer. The starboard private head includes a fiberglass shower, glass vessel sink, Corian vanity and Vacu-Flush head with holding tank.

For weekend stays, the master pedestal berth has a 5-inch-thick mattress. The mid-cabin berth also sleeps two comfortably. A 16,000 BTU air conditioner with reverse-cycle heat maintains comfort no matter the season. A Clarion CD stereo system, two flat-screen televisions and a DVD player round out the entertainment features.

Big block four-stroke outboards are changing the way anglers approach big-game fishing. And with all the creature comforts of the OS 375, I'm guessing it'll result in fewer hotel reservations, too.

Pursuit OS 375

LOA: 39'2" 
BEAM: 13' 
DRAFT: 2'1"
DEADRISE: 18°  
Weight: 15,000 lbs.  
MAX. HP: 1,050
WATER: 65 gals.  
FUEL: 370 gals. 
PRICE:  $479,925
w/triple F350 Yamaha outboards

Pursuit  ?  772.465.6006  ?  pursuitboats.com