New Boat: Pursuit 408 CC Sport
By Tom Richardson on June 1, 2016
Pursuit’s new flagship, the 408 CC Sport, is effectively a 21st century take on the concept of day boats like the iconic 35’ Rybovich of the 1950s. The boat is built to fish hard and far, but offers comfortable accommodations for both day cruising and overnighting.
Of course, the 40 is also more than a little faster than those day boats of yore, given its triple Yamaha 350 four-strokes, and the electronics package would put Navy ships of the ‘50s to shame. Then there’s the air conditioning and heat, thanks to its diesel generator.
Yet even with all the modern amenities, the concept is the same, and it’s at least as valuable now as it was then. Yes, the 408 is technically a center console with wide walkways, but its capacious helm, hardtop, and on-deck seating offer plenty of sun and weather protection. At the same time, there’s plenty of open-air seating for entertaining in the spacious bow area. The cabin offers a V-berth, enclosed head and galley. Also standard is 61 gallons of fishbox capacity and a large live well. All of this wizardry comes, of course, with typical Pursuit quality and attention to detail.
Standard cabin features include a full fiberglass hull liner and cabin deck liner with sound-dampening insulation, Khaya and Wenge veneer accents, solid Khaya flooring, 4 316L portlights with screens, (1 in head, 3 in cabin), skylight aft of windshield to provide natural light to salon and head, three-zone Fusion stereo system with 2 remotes, 5 accent floor lights and galley accent Lighting, 28” flatscreen TV, forward seating area that converts to V-berth with 4” foam cushions and storage beneath, galley fire extinguisher, cabin CO detector, a stainless steel 2.6 cu. ft Vitrifrigo refrigerator and a 110-volt, 1.1 cu ft stainless steel microwave.
Fishing features include 8 stainless gunwale rod holders, lighted Oceana Blue 44-gallon circulating, insulated live well with window, 2 insulated 61-gallon cockpit fishboxes, cockpit bait-prep center, 47-gallon insulated fishbox with refrigerator/freezer coils, sink with pressurized folding hot/cold faucet, Corian cutting Board, 240V/60 cycle electric grill, 4 tackle storage drawers, aluminum reinforcement plates and wiring for downrigger installation, and lockable storage for 6 rods in bow seating area.
Company performance data on the 408 with triple Yamaha 350s shows an optimal cruise of 32.7 mph at 4000 rpm, yielding a fuel burn of 39.1 gph and delivering .84 statute mpg. Range at that speed is 279 statute miles. Top speed is 51.4 mph at 6000 rpm.
- Length 42′ 10″
- Beam 13′
- Draft 2’4 (engines up), 3’ 11 (engines down)
- Weight 19,000 lbs.
- Deadrise 20º
- Max power 1,050 hp
- Fuel 435 gals.
- Water 60 gals.
- Waste 22 gals.
Base price with triple Yamaha 350 4-stroke engines $643,940
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