Pursuit’s modern dual-console boats offer the saltwater-fishing family the best of both worlds.
Your family has discussed it and come to a decision: it’s time to buy a boat. Now it’s time to decide which boat is the best fit for your family. There will likely have to be some compromise. You’re a hardcore fisherman, and you want wide-open space to cast to stripers and tuna. Your spouse likes to fish but wants a boat with a bathroom and protection from wind and weather. The kids want something that looks cool pulling them around on a tube.
Consider the saltwater dual console.
Pursuit’s lineup of dual consoles offers some of the best options when it comes to a serious fishing boat with the creature comforts that a family needs for a fun and comfortable day on the water.
For an example, check out Pursuit’s DC 246. While it doesn’t have the cabin of a cuddy, truth is that a cuddy in the 24- to 28-foot range is typically quite small. There is usually a small head and barely enough room for an adult to stretch out, so overnighting with the family is unlikely. What you really have is a large gear locker with a small head. For this, you lose the open bow that most fishermen prefer.
The DC 246 is built on a hull with the same sharp lines and high gunnels as Pursuit’s center console and sport boats, which means rough-water performance and safety are not sacrificed. It offers a large tempered glass wrap-around windshield with opening center glass and bow block-off door that provides superior weather protection. An optional fiberglass hardtop provides even greater protection from sun and spray.
The easy walk-through center glass door offers access to a casting area on the bow with plenty of space to launch lures to blitzing stripers and false albacore. On a family day, this large bow area offers seating with backrests, folding armrests, hinged cushions, and insulated storage below. Everyone will find a favorite spot within the multitude of seating configurations, thanks to the portside back-to-back seat with extendable lounger and the folding transom seat with backrest.
On a serious fishing trip, you’ll make use of the four stainless steel rod holders in the gunwales, and the 15-gallon live well and insulated fish box in the transom. Add outriggers to the fiberglass top, and you can head offshore to troll up bluefin tuna.
While no one boat is right for every family, Pursuit’s lineup of dual consoles, from the DC 246 to the DC 365, offers families another choice when it comes to buying a boat that everyone will enjoy. It takes some of the best features from both a center console and a cuddy cabin and combines them into a fishing, cruising, and water-sports machine.