Pursuit OS 355: 2019 Boat Buyers Guide

The OS 355 provides endless hours of enjoyment whether fishing or cruising.

2019 Pursuit OS 355
LOA: 37'11" | Beam: 12' | Fuel Capacity: 388 gal. | Dry Weight: 17,470 lb. with power | Max HP: 900 | Certifications: NMMACourtesy Pursuit

Want something done right? You might do it yourself, like Pursuit Fishing Boats does with many of the components of its boats.

Pursuit offers 15 different boats across four categories — offshore, center-console, dual-console and sport center-console — 23 to 42 feet long, all powered by Yamaha outboards. Ahead of those outboards is a lot of Pursuit craftsmanship.

The company makes its own wiring harnesses, with fully tinned, color-coded copper wire, waterproof connectors, and chafing protection. Battery cables are crimped, heat-sealed and color-coded.

Upholstery and canvas components are made in-house, with quick-draining foam for cockpit seating and cushions. Sunbrella or Stamoid fabric overhead protects the boat and its occupants from the weather.

Roto-molded polyethylene fuel tanks ward off ethanol ­effects, and Pursuit makes its own fuel lines using pressed fittings.

A five-year hull-blister warranty backs the gelcoat. Transferable five-year hull and deck structural warranties and a two-year component warranty boost resale ease and value.

No wonder, then, that Pursuit is among the brands our survey respondents say they’d be most likely to consider when ­shopping for a new boat.

Pursuit OS 355
Pursuit's OS 355 was originally rigged with twin Yamaha outboards — the power preferred by 51 percent of our respondents — but owners sometimes wished they had a bit more horsepower.

Well, they’ve got it now. Standard on the OS 335 are ­triple Yahama F300 engines; the boat cruises at 34 mph and tops out at 51 mph. With 388-gallon fuel capacity, it ­offers nearly a 330-mile range.

The one-piece windshield and hardtop structure presents a view of the open sea through tempered glass, while new fabrics and finishes are featured in the cockpit and cabin.

Cabin features include hullside tempered-glass windows. An electrical actuator turns the berth into a dinette and back. The air-conditioned cabin, with a secondary screen door, has queen- and full-size berths to sleep four, a full head with shower, Corian surfaces, a cooktop and microwave. An emissions-safe diesel generator provides 110-volt AC electricity. This fishing boat is definitely family-friendly.

The Pursuit OS 355 has a total of 12 standard rod holders, four gunwale rod holders, four holders on the hardtop support legs, and four in the cabin mid-berth, accommodating the expectations of 62 percent of our respondents who carry up to 10 rods on board.

Cockpit seating includes a pair of mezzanine seats and one stowable transom seat — a demand of 25 percent of our respondents.

Survey Says: On Target

  • Exceeds passenger seating demands
  • Raw and fresh water standard
  • Generous ­storage space

Owners Say

  • Easy handling, fishing space, dependability
  • Space for pleasure and fishing
  • Great fishing boat, lots of deck space

Pursuit Says

  • Proven hulls matched to dependable Yamaha outboards
  • Provides endless hours of enjoyment
  • Multiple layers of quality checks

More Info: pursuitboats.com