Pursuit Breaks New Ground with 265 DC
September 1, 2010
Pursuit’s DC 265 is the first dual-console design for the company, and has thus far proven popular among New England boaters. Standard power is a single 300-hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard, although the boat is rated for power up to 350 hp. The all-new hull was specifically engineered to handle a variety of activities, including casual fishing, cruising, tubing and wakeboarding.
The sturdy, all-composite hull is built using vinylester resin and custom-engineered fabrics, along with a resin-infused, 1-piece stringer system. Tinned-copper electrical harnesses are custom-built, and feature waterproof connections.
The DC 265 features a special epoxy-infused windshield frame and large tempered-glass panels that provide unimpeded visibility from the helm. The walk-through center panel features a double latch and a wiper to starboard.
The fully adjustable helm seat has a flip-up bolster that serves as a leaning post. The helm features tilt steering, switch panels, a side-mount binnacle and enough space to mount the optional Raymarine C90 electronics package. Storage and access to the helm console is through a locking console door, which also has a second acrylic weather door that swings out to close off the windshield walk-through area.
The bow features a pair of lounge seats with padded backrests aft, along with port and starboard lounge seats, allowing passengers to recline while facing forward or aft while underway. The bow also features built-in speakers, beverage holders and grabrails. A nonskid step provides easy access to the anchor locker with optional electric anchoring system. The port and starboard bow seats contain storage areas suitable for wet or dry storage.
Cockpit seating includes an aft-facing seat to port (with cooler below), a folding transom bench with a self-raising backrest bolster, and a portside fold-out seat with padded gunwale backrest. When deployed, the transom bench and portside folding seats combine with the fixed aft-facing seat form an L-shaped lounge.
An entertainment center/lunch-prep unit is aft of the helm seat, complete with fiberglass freshwater sink and a cutting board. Speakers are located in the gunwales.
The portside console contains a spacious head compartment with a large door that swings wide to allow easy entry. The head is 1-piece molded fiberglass unit that contains a manual porcelain toilet with a 13-gallon holding tank, macerator and deck pump-out fitting. A fiberglass molded sink with fresh water and lighting for the compartment are standard.
A removable rear towing pylon (optional) is available for watersports, while the transom door, 4-step telescoping swim ladder and transom grab rails make it easy to climb aboard. A large compartment in the cockpit can be used to hold waterskis and other gear. The cockpit features a freshwater spray nozzle and raw-water washdown, as well as 2 freshwater sinks.
An optional hardtop provides protection from the elements and contains an aft-facing spreader light, optional rod holders and outriggers, 36” folding stern light, canvas enclosures, overhead tricolor LED lighting and white powder-coated 2” aluminum support legs. Fishing amenities include an 18-gallon live well, insulated fiberglass transom fishbox that drains overboard and rod holders in the gunwale.
LOA: 25′ 10″
- Beam: 8′ 9″
- Draft (motors up: 21″
- Dry weight (w/ single 300-hp engine: 5,650 lbs.
- Max. power: 350 hp
- Fuel: 150 gals.
- Water: 18 gals
- Deadrise: 21°
- Base prince w/ 300-hp Yamaha outboard: $109,280
- Pursuit Boats
- Ft. Pierce, FL