Pursuit S 288 First Glance

New center console offers state-of-the-art features, quality and comfort

LOA: 30 ft. | Beam: 9 ft. 8 in. | Dry Weight: 8,220 lb. (w/ engines) | Draft: 1 ft. 10 in. | Transom Deadrise: 24 deg. | MSRP: $230,400 (w/ twin Yamaha F300s)Pursuit Boats

The S 288 joins a Sport family that already includes the S 408, S 368 and S 328, all introduced during the past two years. “We take pride in continuing to remain true to our history of innovative luxury fishing boats and to provide our customers with state-of-the-art features combined with the quality and comfort that they have come to expect,” says Bruce Thompson, Pursuit Boats president.

This new 30-footer comes with an oversize fiberglass hardtop and tempered safety-glass windshield system, through-stem anchor system and integrated transom extensions. On deck, the center console offers plenty of seating, with storage at the bow and foldaway transom, and ­aft-facing seats in the cockpit.

Aft of the helm, the S 288 features a 24-gallon livewell, large in-floor fish boxes and ample storage for tackle. The standard hullside door allows anglers to easily boat a large fish or enter the cockpit from the water.

The S 288 cruises at 30.8 mph (3,500 rpm) with twin Yamaha F300s.