The newest model from Florida-based Pursuit, the S 288, recently debuted to a group of Pursuit owners at their annual rendezvous and will likely make its way over to the West Coast as time goes on. The S 288 joins the Sport family of the brand, of which includes the S 408, S 368, and S 328 models that have been introduced over the last two years. These center consoles appear to have sleek design and zippy performance as the focus.
For fans of the brand, the S 288 will be familiar territory. A large fiberglass hardtop and tempered safety glass windshield offer some protection for the skipper and relaxing crew in the aft cockpit by proximity. There’s bench-style seating across the transom for two adults with a similar seating bench oriented back-to-back with the helm seating. The main entertaining area is forward in the foredeck, accessed by deep seated walkways both port and starboard. Once there, you’ve got your pick of many seating options.
As with many center console designs, there’s options tailored to the buyer’s hobbies like an optional ski tow eye. For the fisherpeople among us, the large in-floor fish boxes and a 24-gallon live bait well will be popular. Although a sporty center console first, there are some more long-distance amenities. A freshwater electric head is stealthily integrated under the console, as is a handheld shower. There’s a clever utilization of space just about everywhere you turn.
The S 288 is powered by twin outboard motors as standard, with the maximum recommended horsepower being 600. According to the manufacturer, the S 288 cruises at 30.8 miles per hour at 3,500 rpm with twin Yamaha F 300 motors.
If you’ve got center consoles on the brain, you may want to check this one out for island hopping in Puget Sound or chasing down salmon. You can learn more from the local Pursuit dealer Islands Marine Center Inc.