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2023 Pursuit S 248 Sport Review

Whether you are a newcomer to the boating world or not, the 2023 Pursuit S 248 Sport is an entry-level boat made for those who want something unique, comfortable, and packed with features. You can bet that while this boat is considered an entry-level option, it is far from that. It comes packed with different features and functions making it an awesome option for any boater, but especially those who love to fish.

The boat is classified as a center console boat and has a modern/mainstream design, which looks sleek on the water. Boaters will find the S 248 Sport ideal for both fishing and simply joyriding around the open waters.

Pursuit really knocked it out of the park with this boat and promises that it will deliver when it comes to performance. With expert craftsmanship and strong attention to detail, the S 248 Pursuit will look handsome on your trailer and perform flawlessly on the water.

Learn more about the 2023 Pursuit S 248 Sport below.

Interior and Accessories

One of the biggest and most notable features of the S 248 Sport is the amount of storage built into the boat itself. When on board, you can expect to find storage areas in the following places:

  • Inside the console
  • Center of the cockpit
  • Both sides of the cockpit
  • Side bulwarks at the bow
  • Back console bulkhead
  • Between the two bow seats in the bow deck
  • Under the two bow seats

Another outstanding feature is the seating itself. You will find a fold-down bench located on board along with two adjustable seats at the helm. Both of these seats have flip-up bolsters and armrests. Buyers have the option to upgrade the seats, as well. You will also find additional seating at the center console where a double-wide seat is available with a comfortable backrest installed.

The S 248 Sport makes storage a priority and includes multiple features that make the boat desirable to fishers all over. You can expect to find built-in 11-gallon fish boxes right on the deck along with a 45-quart Yeti cooler, and a tackle storage drawer with tons of room inside. In addition to the extra storage space, fishermen will find a livewell at the transom. The livewell holds 24 gallons of water, recirculates, and includes a clear top to monitor bait.

Some additional interior features and accessories you can look forward to include:

  • Drink holders
  • Courtesy lights
  • Premium upholstery and fast-drying foam
  • Fishing rod holders
  • Water outlet with fittings and hose

Engine

The S 248 Sport comes with a Yamaha Digital F300 V6 Offshore engine. The engine is offered in pearlescent white only. The F300 includes electrical steering, which makes it easy to navigate the water around you and maneuver the boat as needed when both fishing and cruising.

This boat offers an average cruising speed of 29.8 miles per hour at 4,000 RPM. With a 90 percent fuel capacity, your range is 261 miles. The top speed of the S 248 Sport is 45.8 miles per hour.

Pros

  • One of the largest swimming platforms offered in this boat class
  • Plenty of room and storage
  • Windlass anchor system with remote
  • Easy-to-use electronic display

Cons

  • Engine only comes in one color
  • Many luxury features are upgrade options only
  • Lack of additional guard rails around seating

Pricing and Specifications

Per Pursuit’s website, the 2023 Pursuit S 248 Sport has a base price of $164,575. This price includes the boat with the engine, digital electronic control, and digital electric steering. It also includes a standard white underside hardtop color and a sea salt, standard, upholstery color.

Additional features and color change options are available for an additional price. Prices for upgrades range from $340 on the lowest end to $12,795 on the highest end.

When determining if the S 248 Sport is right for you, check out the specifications of the boat below:

  • LOA: 25’ 8”
  • Beam: 8’ 6”
  • Clearance with the hard top: 8’ 10”
  • Approximate dry weight: 6,050 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 120 gallons
  • Holding tank capacity: 6 gallons
  • Max horsepower: 300hp
  • Cruise speed: 29.8 miles per hour at 4,000 RPM
  • Fuel consumption: 2.42 MPG
  • Top speed: 45.8 MPH

Warranty

Pursuit offers a protection plan to protect the hull of your boat. The protection plan includes a 5-year hull and deck structural warranty, 2-year limited warranty, and a 5-year blister free warranty.

Final Thoughts

The 2023 Pursuit S 248 Sport is much more than just your average, entry-level center console boat. In fact, this boat is packed with many different features that help bolster it and make it appealing to both beginners and avid fishermen alike.

From storage to comfortable and flexible seating, you will find that this boat offers you a lot. The construction of this boat is impeccable and comes with Pursuit’s protection plan, which provides a warranty on the hull, which can’t be beaten.

Excellent handling is another plus for this boat and whether you want to hang out on the swim platform or fish from the side of the boat, you can relax as you do it and know that the electric steering has you covered.

Pursuit also offers many upgrades for this boat which can take it from nice and modern to extravagant and sleek.

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