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Pursuit DC 266 First Glance

New dual console offers creature comforts as well as fishing features.

May 15, 2019
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Pursuit DC 266 First Glance
The DC 266 is a family-friendly fishing boat. Courtesy Pursuit

Pursuit’s new DC 266 replaces the DC 265 as the fifth model in the company’s dual-console lineup, which stretches from a 235 to a 365.

This family-friendly fishing boat features a fiberglass hardtop, tempered-glass windshield and vacuum-infused fiberglass frame. The open bow offers full wraparound seating and a stowable sun pad. A head and sink below the port console and a freshwater washdown in the cockpit provide easy cleanup after a saltwater swim, as well as changing space.

Fishing features include vertical and horizontal rod storage, a 20-gallon recirculating insulated livewell, a 31-gallon insulated transom fish box, a tackle drawer and storage under the companion seat, and aluminum reinforcement plates and wiring for downrigger installation.

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At the helm, optional factory ­electronics feature a Garmin VHF and 12-inch multifunction display, and a JL Audio entertainment system.

The 266 carries 139 gallons of fuel, and in factory testing (with twin Yamaha 200s), the boat reached 51.3 mph, turning 5,975 rpm and achieving 1.27 mpg.

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Specifications
LOA: 27 ft. 4 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 9 in.
Dry Weight: 6,800 lb. (w/ engines)
Draft: 1 ft. 10 in.
Transom Deadrise: 21 deg.
MSRP: $169,770 (w/ twin Yamaha F200s)

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