New Boat Review: Pursuit S 428
When it came to creating the flagship of Pursuit’s center-console Sport Series, they decided to make it iconic. The size, power, and amenities built into the S 428 have already given this brand-new boat legendary status. If you’re looking for a boat that lets you fish, cruise, and entertain at the highest level of style and comfort, check out the Pursuit S 428.
Before we cover the flagship S 428, a quick review of the Pursuit Boats lineup: They build a wide selection of boats across four categories (Offshore, Center Console, Dual Console, and Sport), ranging from 23 to 42 feet, all powered by Yamaha Outboards. Their tough, proven hulls have earned them a devoted following among fishermen in the Northeast who want to get to the fishing grounds—and back—in comfort.
The Pursuit S 428 is the largest Pursuit boat ever built, and it’s also the most powerful and most spacious. It’s powered by quad Yamaha 425 XTO engines that work in perfect unison , becoming the driving force behind your adventures. With the largest aft cockpit in its class, you can haul in record-breaking catch through either of its hull side doors.
Within this grand footprint, you’ll find an abundance of rod holders, three fishboxes, ample tackle storage and bait prep areas, plus extra-large fridge and freezer boxes. There’s even an industry-first second row of powered, convertible seats under the oversized hardtop – good thing, because everyone will be begging to tag along for the day.
When it’s time to entertain, your crew will have plenty of social zones to choose from, whether it’s our multi-function forward lounge seating or the plush aft-facing seat. A spacious and tastefully designed cabin features plenty of light and great views, thanks to the innovative cabin and hull side windows.
The hardest part? Trying to decide what to do first. The S 428 is brimming with amenities so you and your family really can do it all. Whether that’s swimming up to the electro-hydraulic hull-side beach platform, tuna fishing from the generous cockpit, or getting ready to grill in the well-appointed entertainment center, every detail was designed to go beyond your wildest expectations.
- L.O.A.: 43′ 9″ (13.33 m)
- Beam: 13′ 0″ (3.96 m)
- Hull Draft – motors up: 2′ 10″ (0.86 m)
- Hull Draft – motors down: 3′ 9″ (1.14 m)
- *Clearance w/Hardtop (from waterline): 9′ 2″ (2.79 m)
- Approx. Dry Weight (Quad 425 XTO engines): 23,600 lbs. (10,705 kg)
- **Fuel Capacity: 547 U.S. gallons (2,071 L)
- Fresh water Capacity: 70 U.S. gallons (265 L)
- Holding Tank Capacity: 22 U.S. gallons (83 L)
- Diesel Generator Tank: 24 U.S. gallons (90 L)
- Max. Horsepower: 1700 hp (1268 kw)
- Deadrise: 22°
**Net tank capacity. The usable fuel capacity will be affected by several factors, including EPA-required fuel system components, temperature and loading of the boat. These factors will reduce the usable fuel capacity by approximately 10%
Specifications as well as standard and optional equipment are subject to change without notice. All measurements approximate. For more information and pricing, please contact your Pursuit dealer.