The Pursuit S 408 (42’10” LOA, 13′ beam) offers a true center console footprint with the added benefit of the builder’s Sport line of amenities. That makes the choice of moving up to a 40-foot Pursuit easy and rewarding.

The Pursuit S 408’s stout helm, rugged hardtop, large cabin space, and varied seating choices around the cockpit deliver utility and comfort. Powered by triple Yamaha 350-hp F350 outboard engines, the S 408 runs more than 51 mph at top speed and cruises most efficiently at 32.7 mph at 4,000 rpm.

Fishing features include eight stainless steel rod holders, lockable rod storage, a lighted Oceana Blue 44-gallon circulating livewell, and two port and starboard insulated 61-gallon fish boxes with overboard pumps in the cockpit. There’s also an aft cockpit prep center that has a 47-gallon insulated fish box with refrigerator/freezer coils, sink with hot and cold water, cutting board, 240V/60 cycle electric grill, and four tackle storage drawers. The cabin features a forward seating area that converts to V-berth with storage underneath. A porcelain head, air-conditioning, 28″ flat-screen TV, refrigerator, microwave, sink with hot and cold water, and Corian countertops round out the package.; (800) 947-8778.

By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2016