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Pursuit DC 326: 2020 Boat Buyers Guide

The DC 326 combines a comfortable ride with a plentiful array of fishing amenities.

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LOA: 34'6" | Beam: 10'10" | Fuel Capacity: 300 gal. | Dry Weight: 12,900 lb. plus power | Max HP: 600 | 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 DC 326

The DC 326 features an integrated fiberglass hardtop with wiper-tended tempered-glass windshield, port and starboard ventilation hatches with screens, and fore- and aft- facing LED spreader lights.

A rotating helm seat swings along the coaming to join port cockpit seating and foldaway transom seat to offer plenty of room for friends, family and crew. (Sixty percent of dual-console survey respondents call forward seating important, the highest of any boat type.) More comfort is had at the bow seating.

At the ready are nine gunwale- and transom-mounted rod holders, exceeding the needs of all but 6 percent of dual-console survey respondents. There’s a recirculating 28-gallon lighted livewell, and dedicated tackle storage within the cockpit tackle center with storage for three Plano boxes—the median number dual-console fishers report using.

A 300-gallon fuel capacity gives the 326 a nearly 300-mile range, and twin Yamaha F300s scoot it along a tad beyond 48 mph. For easy docking, a bow thruster is joystick-controlled.

Options include Yamaha Helm Master steering system with Set Point, diesel generator, air conditioning, grill, -underwater lights, cockpit refrigerator, bridge-deck teak table, ski tow, sunshades and curtains, hardtop rod holders, Taco Grand Slam outriggers, and Garmin electronics packages.

Survey Says: On Target

⋅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

More Info: pursuitboats.com