Pursuit S 428 Sport: 2021 Boat Buyers Guide

The S 428 Sport combines fishing and entertainment options in a stylish package.

December 14, 2020
Pursuit S 428 Sport slicing through the waves
The S 428 Sport offers a durable ride and loads of fishing space. Courtesy Pursuit Boats

Pursuit Boats are manufactured in two state-of-the-art plants totaling nearly 400,000 square feet in Fort Pierce, Florida, where patented designs are crafted using refined lamination techniques, vacuum-infused stringer grids, and validated installations.

Pursuit specializes in high-quality, luxury offshore-fishing boats, in express, center-console, sport and dual-console models from 23 to 43 feet.

A transferable Pursuit Protection Plan includes a five-year warranty on the hull and deck structure, plus a two-year limited warranty on other components and systems.


Pursuit S 428 Sport

The all-new Pursuit S 428 Sport is the largest and most powerful Pursuit ever—massive at nearly 44 feet long and 13 wide, it is the flagship of Pursuit’s center-console Sport series.

Even the range, capacity and power of the S 428 Sport are all big: fuel capacity of 547 gallons feeding a quartet of Yamaha 425 XTO outboards. Top speed is over 59 mph, with cruising speed 37 mph at 4,000 rpm.

The S 428 Sport boasts an industry-first mezzanine seat module that power-slides aft, beneath an oversize hardtop revealing a second row of helm seats. Bow seating, important to 40 percent of CC respondents, boasts the inclusion of hinged, power actuated, forward-facing backrests that allow either reclining or cocktail seating at deck level.


Below, a spacious and tastefully designed cabin boasts yacht-quality features and abundant light.

Swimmers can deploy and reboard at an electrohydraulic hullside beach platform.

An optional second-station tower is accessed from ladders on either side of the cockpit.


For anglers—Pursuits are fishing boats, after all—12 rod holders are posted in the gunwale, transom and bow, plus there’s undergunwale, undertop and cabin rod storage. Storage space abounds, as does cockpit room—among the top demands of 82 percent of CC respondents.

Three fish boxes include a 68-gallon refrigerator/freezer transom box and a pair of in-floor boxes totaling 66 gallons, all draining overboard. Lighted and insulated transom livewells are acrylic-topped at port and starboard, which is good news for the 52 percent of offshore CC anglers who use live bait at least half of the time.

With freshwater capacity of 70 gallons, holding-tank capacity of 22 gallons, and diesel-generator-tank capacity of 24 gallons, the Pursuit S 428 Sport is ready for outings as big as it is. And that’s big!


Survey Says: On Target

  • Thoughtfully appointed with clever convertible mezzanine seating
  • Massive amount of fishing space

Owners Say

  • Great platform for fishing and watersports/cruising
  • Love the durability, dependability in any weather/sea, and the way she runs through the water
  • Takes the waves beautifully

Brand Says

  • The Pursuit Sport Series takes the center-console boat to a whole new level
  • Fish, cruise and entertain in unrivaled style and comfort

Reader Response

  • “Made with exceptional quality”


LOA: 43′9″

Beam: 13′

Fuel Capacity: 547 gal.

Dry Weight: 23,600 lb. with power

Max HP: 1,700

Certifications: NMMA

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