The Pursuit OS 325 Offshore might be seen as a "pocket" sportfisherman in the luxury build class. She's small enough for single-handing by an avid and experienced angler, yet big enough -- and more than comfortable enough -- to handle a large family for a weekend, or to fish far offshore in any reasonable sea conditions.
- 4-step telescopic boarding ladder mounted inhull platform
- Captain’s chair with swivel base, foldable armrests and fore and aft adjustment
- Molded port bridge lounge seating with molded footrest and equipment storage area
- 12V Bluetooth compatible stereo system, premium
speakers, amplifier and remote at helm
- Molded entertainment center with molded sink,
hot/cold mixing faucet, cutting board and dedicated
- Lighted Oceana Blue 24 gal. recirculating livewell
- Cockpit tackle center with lure tube, tackle tray and
- Folding transom seat with patented adjusting backrest
- Cabin entry steps with handrail and wood treads
- Custom V-berth seating that converts into berth
with storage space below
|Length Overall||34’ 6'' / 10.52 m|
2.79 m (max)
Currently no test numbers
2 x 300-hp Yamaha 300 electronic
Single Piece Laminated Front Windshield.
The optically clear single piece laminated front windshield is a significantly higher priced piece of hardware giving great visibility. The windshield has an opening center vent and the side windows are tempered glass.
The combination of the OS 325’s windshield and hardtop are engineered to give the driver clear sightlines and they enhance the boat’s lines. The mullions are formed out of fiberglass and the powder-coated aluminum aft hardtop supports have four integrated rod holders.
There are steps in the OS 325 Offshore’s gunwales that facilitate boarding, which is not unusual, but Pursuit created openings in the gunwales so that passengers step down into the boat instead of stepping onto the deck and then going down the steps into the cockpit. This design is safer and it infringes less on available space because the steps can be pushed farther outboard.
Pursuit has a patent on the adjustable backrest on the folding aft bench in the cockpit. It stashes out of the way when anglers need the space to fight fish and folds out when it comes time to cruise. Additionally, there is storage behind the seat, livewell and box above battery access.
Not only does Pursuit have a 5-year structural warranty on the hull and deck, the manufacturer has a 5-year warranty against hull blistering.
A one-person aft facing seat at the forward end of the cockpit also has insulated storage in the base. Adjacent to the seat is the entertainment center that includes a sink, cutting board top, trash can and a 120-volt GFI electrical outlet.
A fiberglass hatch closes off the starboard companionway that leads aft to the transom where there’s walking space ahead of the motors and steps outboard of them on each side. The swim ladder is in the starboard step.
The OS 325 Offshore has rod storage in each gunwale and a fold-down rack in the aft cabin. Abaft the folding rear bench seat, there’s a removable tackle/storage tray and a lighted blue 24-gallon recirculating livewell with a bronze sea strainer and an overboard discharge
Coaming panels on the gunwales and across the stern are at a good height for anglers to lean against. Additionally, because anglers get thirsty while fishing, there is a cup holder in the gunwale on each side of the cockpit to go along with two rod holders. Also standard rod holders on the aft legs of hardtop supports.
Crewmembers who need to tend to ground tackle can move forward easily on the OS 325 Offshore’s side decks. We like that the windlass is installed in the anchor locker to keep the decks uncluttered and that the 316L stainless-steel delta-style anchor is on the standard equipment list.
From the OS 325 Offshore’s cockpit, passengers step up to the helm deck. To port is a wraparound L-shaped lounge that can accommodate a couple of adults seated upright or provide a great spot where the co-pilot can stretch out leaning against the backrest on the port dash.
The sliding hatch adjacent to the helm provides access to the belowdecks area. Immediately aft to port is the galley, which has a Corian countertop and a molded sink with a cutting board cover. In addition to the aforementioned microwave oven, the OS 325 Offshore comes with a 1.9-cu. ft. refrigerator and a single-burner cooktop with a pop-up pot holder.
Across from the galley, the head also has a Corian countertop with a sink, vanity mirror and pull-out shower wand. There’s a shower curtain to help contain spray. The vacuum-flush marine toilet empties into an 18-gallon holding tank that has a pump-out fitting in the deck.
In the OS 325 Offshore’s bow, V-shaped seating converts into a berth with a drop-down wood table. There’s storage in the seat bases. In addition to the 19” flatscreen TV, this area also has two stereo speakers and artificial illumination includes two overhead LEDs, two reading lights and two LED floor accent lights.
The Aft Berth.
Located abaft the cabin stairs, the aft berth is a full-size 3” foam mattress. The area has an opening port to let in fresh air plus two overhead LED lights and a floor accent light. The hanging locker also includes a refrigerator-style LED light.
Power and Performance
Pursuit powers the OS 325 Offshore with twin 300-hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboards. We haven’t tested the boat, but Pursuit has. With the engines turning 15 ½ x 17 Saltwater Series II stainless steel propellers and the boat carrying three people, she ran a top speed of 47.9 mph at 5900 rpm, we’re told.
came at 4000 rpm with the boat running 30.2 mph and burning 24.1 gph, which translates to 1.26 mpg and gives the OS 325 Offshore a range of 339 miles based on 90% fuel capacity.
Pursuit builds the OS 325 Offshore with hand-applied laminates and vinylester resin. The backbone of the boat is a vacuum infused stringer grid and the transom insert is also a vacuum infused part, which uses marine ply and laminates to deliver the finished part that is glassed into the hull at the same time the stringer is set, for an integrated installation that is rock solid.
The cockpit and cabin
are formed out of one-piece liners and are installed with sound-dampening insulation. Bronze thru-hulls are used below the waterline with chrome-over bronze utilized above the 7-degree heel line and stainless clad composite fittings above the 7-degree heel line.
Fuel and Water Systems.
The OS 325 Offshore has EPA Compliant lined rotomolded 300-gallon (1,136 L) fuel tanks and Yamaha water separating fuel filters. The water system has a 30-gallon (114 L) tank with color-coded hoses, a dockside freshwater inlet and 120V/60-cycle 6-gallon (23 L) stainless steel water heater.
Options to Consider
Standard MSRP is $312,325
The Pursuit OS 325 Offshore should play the dual roles of fishing and cruising well with its strong list of standard equipment such as the bow thruster, windlass and microwave oven and features like the foldaway bench seat in the cockpit.
The new hardtop and windshield give the boat an attractive look and will provide relief from strong sun and inclement weather. Below decks, she can accommodate a young family or two couples on a weekend getaway.
For anglers that are tired of the hassle and expense of maintaining and crewing a large battlewagon and only go out for day fishing, the Pursuit OS 325 can be an inviting boat in which to downsize.