sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Hot on the trail of Pursuit fishing boats

Hot on the trail of Pursuit fishing boats

'The C280 can handle up to twin 250hp outboards for blistering offshore performance'    Sandman PR    Click Here to view large photo

When America sneezes the rest of the world supposedly catches a cold, but for some reason the ‘number-one selling, outboard-powered fishing boat brand in the US’ has somehow slipped under Australia’s radar … until now.

The centre console could almost be confused for a bowrider. -  Sandman PR  

Pursuit Boats will make its Australian debut at the 2011 Sydney International Boat Show running July 28 to August 1, with a C280 centre console being displayed by importer Graaf Marine on the d’Albora Marinas exhibit.

Supporting the launch will be Pursuit Boats vice president Paul Perry, who is flying over from the factory at Fort Pierce, Florida.

Graaf Marine director Rob de Graaf said the factory support for Pursuit’s launch at Australia’s largest boat show was testament to the brand commitment.

‘The boats are built incredibly strong, are impeccably finished and are very capable offshore, which makes them ideal for Australian conditions,’ de Graaf said.

‘All Pursuit boats are purpose-built for serious inshore and offshore fishing, yet there’s no compromise on luxury.’

The Pursuit C280 on show in Sydney is rigged with twin Honda BF225 outboards and combines serious offshore fishability with creature comforts not typically found in hard-core centre consoles.

The 24-degree deadrise hull and massive 830 litre fuel tank combine to deliver serious offshore performance.

It has the space and comfort to take friends along for the ride -  Sandman PR  

The helm area offers ample space for multiple large-screen GPS/sonar/radar displays and other control panels and switches, while the skipper and companion get flip-up bolster-style seats to allow sitting or standing.

Live bait is close to hand and given the royal treatment -  Sandman PR  

In the helm seat base is a 200 litre recirculating livewell and the transom accommodates a fully-functional rigging station with removable tackle drawers, cutting surface and moulded tool holders. A hinged transom door in the portside corner provides easy access to and from the vessel – and is wide enough to haul a good-size tuna aboard.

There are three fishboxes (2 x 110 litre and 1 x 170 litre) to ensure a large catch is kept in peak condition, while beneath the deck a 75 litre freshwater tank will provide enough water for an action-packed trip.

Note the fold-away lounge and easy access to the boarding platform -  Sandman PR  

The stern seat quickly folds flush to the transom on arrival at the fishing grounds to create a large and uncluttered cockpit and the coamings are comfortably padded.

The Pursuit C280’s split bow configuration offers additional seating, with cavernous storage beneath the seat cushions and via a hatch in the deck, as well as unobstructed bow access for docking or moving around the boat when fighting big fish.

Graaf Marine website




by Mark Rothfield

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=86127

7:01 PM Mon 18 Jul 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World













HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia














Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata by Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz,


Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   
The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Sunshine and smiles on day 2   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XL VIR US