Pursuit Boats S 368 Sport: 2017 Boat Buyers Guide

An expanded helm and smooth ride makes this a solid choice.

December 19, 2016
Pursuit Boats S 368 Sport
LOA: 35’4″ | Beam: 10′ | Fuel Capacity: 425 gal. | Dry Weight: Not Determined | Max Horsepower: 1,050 | Certifications: NMMA Courtesy Pursuit Boats

What happens when a boat ­company is founded on the highest principles of integrity, a quest for quality, and gracious customer service? Certainly, in Pursuit’s case, that’s a formula for its success, and it’s reflected here by survey results that rank brand reputation, construction and customer service as Pursuit’s highest attributes.

The company continues to grow market share and expand its lines with increasingly luxurious models for the well-heeled, and seriously fishable vessels for those who like to relax on a cruise or wield a trusty tuna stick.

Spanning the market with center consoles from 24 feet (C238) to offshore machines exceeding 40 feet (S408 Sport), Pursuit builds its boats for those seeking excellence in quality, flavored with extreme fishability and luxury.


All-fiberglass construction is de rigueur, but Pursuit was one of the first to retool its lines for composite construction — in some cases, right up to the all-glass construction of its dual console and infusion-bonded windshield systems integrated smoothly into their tops. One of the first to recognize the expanding market for luxury fishers, Pursuit was early in the game to include ­convertible cockpit seats that fold into the coamings or transom in a flash. Performance features like centerline pad at the transom enhances planing and speed while ensuring solid flow to the props. Waterproof wiring and manganese chrome over bronze through-hulls are additional marks of Pursuit’s commitment to quality.

S368 Sport

Set up the S368 with triple Yamahas (Pursuit has been rigging with them exclusively, and successfully, for decades), power is smooth and controlled thanks to the pad in the transom, ensuring solid water supply to three beefy props. The design gives added space port and ­starboard on the platform.

Board from the transom door or the starboard gunwale door; both open inward, making for optimal use alongside vessels or piers. Once aboard, the nonskid sole is wide open for fish-fighting, and inviting to big crews. Add luxury with an authentic teak sole. Comfort is ensured on deck by foldaway cockpit seating and a mezzanine seat for three or four.


Rig yours for fishing with a ­selection of gunwale rod ­holders to complement rod storage in the salon and optional rod storage on the hardtop. A livewell and fish boxes are conveniently located for instant access.

The 368’s helm is expanded over its smaller cousins, mimicking the larger S408. There is space to complete a dual-display navigation suite, along with more for Yamaha Command Link Instruments, making for a tidy helm, ergonomically pleasing thanks to a tilt wheel, conveniently located switches and perfectly positioned three-man helm seat — each station with its own bolster and footrests enabling custom seating for each. Forward of the helm, the lounge seating is still larger than the S328, approaching the comfort of the S408. Wraparound seating completes the area.

Instead of an abbreviated cabin below, the S368 boasts a private head with sink and shower, a full berth and convertible lounge.


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