Is the Express the Best Fishing Boat Design for the Northeast?
Of course, there is no single best fishing boat style. If you’re deciding between a center console fishing boat and an express or walkaround fishing boat, it ultimately comes down to your needs and wants to find the best fit for you and your family. But, if you’re an offshore angler in the Northeast, there’s a strong argument to be made for the express option.
Now, there’s also no denying the skyrocketing popularity of offshore center console boats. The go-fast, fish-hard platforms caught on with southern tournament anglers and quickly trickled down to serious anglers who head to the offshore canyons at every weather window.
However, the center console life isn’t for everyone. For boaters who want a little more comfort and “cruisability” in their fishing platforms, the modern express layout has a lot to offer. The biggest advantage of an express fishing boat is that while you still have the speed and seaworthiness of a center console, you gain a full cabin and a protected helm station.
Pursuit Boat’s Offshore Boat Series is a great example of a modern express fishing boat. As a complement to their lineup of Sport Center Consoles, the Offshore series maintains a high level of fishability while adding the luxury interior appointments you’d expect on a cruiser.
Imagine an overnight trip to the Northeast canyons in the Pursuit OS 355. Leaving the harbor before dawn, you’re protected from the early-morning chill behind the custom windshield system with tempered side glass, enjoying a clear view and a sense of open-air without being buffeted by the wind. From the molded captain seat, you have an expansive electronics panel at your fingertips. And with companion bench-style seating, your crew rides in comfort as well.
Speaking of your crew—in an express-style boat you now have the option to expand your guest list and introduce your less “hard-core” and salty friends and family to the thrills of offshore fishing. With true live-aboard space, you can overnight in comfort, enjoy cold beverages and a hot meal (or fresh sushi) then wake up refreshed for the first-light troll bite.
More on the Pursuit Boat’s Offshore Series
Pursuit Boat’s Offshore Boat Series combines the seaworthiness and fishability of the world’s top express and walkaround offerings with the luxury interior appointments of the most comfortable cruisers.
Ranging from 32 ft. – 45 ft. with twin and triple outboard engine options, the Pursuit Offshore Boat Series provides true live-aboard space while also offering amenities for cruising, entertaining and fishing. The elegant yacht-like exteriors pair with well-appointed cabins finished in interior hardwoods and modern fabrics, equipping you for many overnight stays in your private cove or harbor. Like all Pursuits, the Offshore Boat Series is ready to fish with plenty of rod holders, livewells, fishboxes and tackle storage.
The cabins on the Pursuit Offshore Fishing Boats include berths in the forward and aft sections to allow sleeping accommodations for four people. Each has a functional galley for cooking and a separate enclosed head with stand-up shower. The bridge deck serves as a raised helm area for exceptional visibility and a separate climate-controlled social zone.