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Pursuit DC 246: 2022 Boat Buyers Guide

The DC 246 features a nimble ride and family fishability.

Pursuit DC 246 offshore
The bow makes for an impressive social zone. Courtesy Pursuit

Yacht quality: Too many boatbuilders cavalierly make the claim. Not Pursuit. Not in a single one of the 15 models it builds in four lines, all of them as well-appointed to fish as to pamper their fishermen—or families and friends in a leisurely cruise or sandbar excursion. 

The Center Console series features a fiberglass hardtop, ample seating, and a bow sun pad that can be removed to reveal a no-skid casting platform.

The Dual Console-series boats have large tempered-glass, beam-to-beam windshields with opening center glass and a wind dam door. In larger models, a head and resting areas are beneath the consoles for longer excursions. 

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The Offshore series combines seaworthiness and fishability in express and walkaround offerings, with cruiser-style luxury interior appointments.

The Sport Boat series boasts extra-wide cockpits and oversize hardtops, ready for fishing, cruising and entertaining. Larger models have cooking amenities as well as additional seating, cabins, heads and berths belowdecks.

Pursuit fishing boats are now produced at two large facilities in Fort Pierce, Florida. 

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Pursuit DC 246

Pursuit’s popular Dual Console series introduces the new and nimble DC 246. 

Family-friendly and weather-worthy, the DC 246 has the line’s integrated hardtop and tempered–glass windshield with a center opening and security latch, allowing easy coming and going through the boat’s cockpit, helm-area and bow social zones.

The newest—and smallest—member of Pursuit’s Dual Console line features folding transom seating and portside seating with an extendable lounger. Other options include a folding transom seat port side, which combined with the standard seating, creates a spacious L-style lounge.

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At the portside console, a large fiberglass -inboard door accesses a head area featuring an easy latch-lock system and wood shelving.

Cockpit seating folds away to reveal the DC 246’s family fishability, with gunwale-mounted rod holders, a 15-gallon recirculating livewell and a 31-gallon insulated transom fish box.

Standard is the new Yamaha F300 with integrated digital electric steering (DES) and HelmMaster EX digital electric throttle and shift control (DTS).

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Manufacturer’s Remark

Pursuit’s desire to deliver the best experience on the water: Unrelenting performance that is built with integrity and a refinement beyond compare.

Performance Data

  • Test Power: Yamaha F300
  • Test Props: 15.5″ x 17″ SWS II
  • Test Load: 7,535 lb.
  • Test Speed: 45.0 mph
  • Max Range: 223 mi. @ 33.6 mph, 4,500 rpm

Specs

LOA: 25’8″
Beam: 8’6″
Fuel Capacity: 118 gal.
Dry Weight: 6,138 lb. with power
Max HP: 300
Certifications: NMMA

Editor Says

Pursuit takes great pride in solid construction and premium hardware. Their windshield and hardtop design are unique, integrating glass and support beams in a sleek structure that’s as elegant as durable. – Randy Vance, Editor-at-Large, Boating and Fishing Group

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