These days it seems everybody wants a do-it-all kind of boat. An SUV of the nautical world, if you will. And what better way to fulfill any and all needs than a midrange center console, like, say, the Pursuit 260C. She’s big enough to be an owner’s primary boat, but also serviceably sized to act as a runabout, or even a tender.
What’s more she’s got lots of wide-open space on deck should you want to fish her. Those spaces are augmented by a split, forward-seating deck plan that allows anglers to get to the very tip of the bow when working a line. But if you’d rather watch the action from somewhere out of the way, there’s also comfortable seating forward of the console.
That console houses another comfort that anyone can appreciate, a relatively large head compartment. Above that, the command station will keep the captain happy with a tilt-away helm face that allows for getting at flush-mounted electronics. A stylishly raked acrylic windshield helps make sure the driver doesn’t get blasted in the face, while a double-wide leaning post provides some stability for the captain and a mate as they skitter across the waves. An optional, infused hardtop is also available for protection from the sun.
This versatile boat launched at last year’s Miami show, and is one of seven different models Pursuit has launched in the last year—a statistic that shows not only the company’s burgeoning strength in the marketplace, but also its commitment to moving forward. And that’s all the more reason to give the 260C a look-see, no matter what you plan on doing with her.
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- Builder: Pursuit
- Model: Pursuit 260C
- Year: 2012
- Base Price: $115,455
- LOA: 25'10"
- Draft: 2'9"
- Beam: 8'9"
- Standard Power: 2/150-hp Yamaha four-strokes
- Cruise speed: 26 knots
- Top speed: 45 knots
This article originally appeared in the December 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.