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Cheese Head
2002 Pursuit 38 ft FOR SALE

Stuart, FL, US


For Sale: 2002 38' Pursuit 3800 "Cheese Head"


One of largest express boats of her era, the Pursuit 3800 Express is a big inboard express whose bold styling was the subject of much attention when she was introduced in 2002. Heavily built on a modified-V hull with a wide 14'2" beam and a solid fiberglass bottom, the cockpit dimensions of the 3800 rival those of a larger boat. A comfortable L-shaped settee is opposite the double helm seat, and the entire helm deck can be raised at the push of a button for access to the engines.

The cockpit—which can easily handle a full-size fighting chair—is fitted with a full array of fishing amenities including a bait prep center, 50-gallon standup livewell, in-deck storage, rod storage racks, and a foldaway transom seat. Below deck, the spacious teak-trimmed interior of the 3800 Express sleeps five and includes a convertible L-shaped dinette (with inlaid teak table), couch that converts to bunks, head with separate stall shower, and a queen berth forward with privacy curtain. Note an impressive upright rod display locker just inside the companionway.


Name Cheese Head
Price $ 169,000 USD
Year 2002
Length Overall 38 ft
Draft 3.5 ft (Max)
Beam 14.17 ft
Location Stuart, FL, US
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull ID SSUZ8014H102


Engine 1
Power 480|horsepower
Fuel diesel
Hours 3006
Engine Make Volvo
Engine Model Penta
Model Inboard
Engine 2
Power 480|horsepower
Fuel diesel
Hours 3006
Engine Make Volvo
Engine Model Penta
Model Inboard

Additional Information

Vessel Description

The Pursuit 3800 Express is ruggedly built to tame the waters of the world and to hunt for trophy gamefish. Offering a quick yet dry, comfortable ride to the fishing grounds, this boat comes with a complete array of standard features. The cockpit provides easy access to expansive bait prep stations, tackle and rigging storage, an optional bait freezer, large fish boxes, a sink with washdowns, and rod holders. The bridge / deck configuration is designed to accommodate a large captain's chair with a big lounge, an impressive command center starboard, and the cabin entrance conveniently centered. Belowdecks, the cabin has been appointed with conveniences and sleeping accommodations usually reserved for pure cruising vessels. Amenities abound, such as an efficient galley area, abundant storage, a standup separate stall shower in the head, and stylish fabrics in the lower salon. A portside combination berth / settee is also standard, and significant rod and reel storage is also provided.

Aft in salon, starboard side; Force 10 2-burner electric stove with cover; Nova Kool RES7500 refrigerator; Seaward 11-gallon electric hot water tank; Storage cabinets and drawer; Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water and cover; Microwave oven; Port light with screen

Master Stateroom
Queen Bed; Overhead TV, wall mounted; Bomar Hatch; Overhead & Indirect Lighting, Privacy curtain

Entry door with latches; Overhead hatch with screen and shade; Power vent and switch; VacuFlush head; Sink with hot and cold pressure water; Storage; Shower stall with door; Teak grate; Storage and towel rack

Dinette Area
Dinette with hi-low table; Storage beneath seats; Closet; Main electrical panels with A/C controls, generator controls and tank level indicators; CO monitor and smoke detector; Steps to helm with storage and electrical panels

Beneath Sole
Water tanks (2); Bilge Pump (Rule 2000) and float switch; Shower sump; Flojet freshwater pumps (2) and accumulator

Mechanical Equipment
Marine Air, 2 units - aft unit replaced in 2019

Atkinson tuna tower with buggy top, controls, anteanna; Bench Seat & Backrest Controls; Steering; Lees Outriggers; Center rigger; 110v lights molded in; 8 Rod Holders; Bomar Hatches; Navigation light; engine controls; compass; helm wheel; electronics: GPS chart plotter, video sounder, VHF radio; storage beneath with fuse panel; bolsters; buggy top with antenna; seat with back; spreader lights (2); trim tab controls; rod holders (8).

Fish Box freezer plate with new compressor (2018); fiberglass sink with cold pressure water spigot and sprayer, and cover; storage to port and starboard with doors; shore power receptacles and breakers (50 amp and 30 amp); shore cord, 50 amp, 50'; phone and TV inlet receptacle; access hatches in cole (3); bench seat aft, folding; boarding steps, port and starboard; drawers; shore water inlet; cleats (4); tackle drawer cabinets; coaming padding; storage racks; transom door and gate; lights; saltwater wash down connection and switch; freshwater wash down and spigot; live bait well pump switch; deck drains; hatch lift switch; access ports to fuel fill deck fittings; rocket launcher with rod holders (4); fish box drain pump switch; drink holders; Rocket launcher; New Fusion speakers throughout (6), TV/DVD; TV Antenna; A/B Switch; TV Phone Inlets; Bait Prep Center; Icemaker; Compass; Trim Tabs; In deck fish box with macerator; Live Well; Tackle Drawers; Glenndenning; Power Cord; Cockpit Shower

Beneath Cockpit Sole
Bennett trim tab reservoir, pump, and lines; steering tie rod; rudder logs, stuffing boxes, posts, arms, and tables; steering hydraulic cylinder; bilge pump (Rule 2000) and float switch; rudder angle transducers (2); strut mount plates, port and starboard; exhausts; bonding cables; fuel tanks (2), with valves and hoses; air conditioner water pump, through hull and seacock; raw water wash down pump, through hull, and seacock; holding tank discharge through hull and seacock with switch; fish box with chill plate and drain; generator muffler and resonator; transom underwater lights (3), and components.

Seating recovered in 2018; Volvo engine digital gauges replaced in 2018; Garmin 1040XS installed in 2014 including new Garmin 6KW Open Array Radar and CHIRP Sonar and Airmar B175C Chirp Transducer; Garmin Electronics Package; Fishfinder; Radar; GPS/Plotter; VHF; Simard Auto Pilot; Rudder angle indicator; Battery parallel switch; Electronics: VHF radio, LCD video sounder, GPS chart plotter, automatic pilot with rudder angle indicator, depth indicator, radar/chart plotter; trim tab controls; anchor windlass; Clarion stereo remote control; Stereo speakers (2); Compass; Drink holders; FireBoy engine room fire extinguisher discharge indicator light and shutdown system; Helm wheel and reservoir fill fitting; Helm seat (power actuated) with storage beneath, with supplies; Seat to port with storage beneath (flares and tools in storage); Windshield with vent and switch; Hardtop with side and front curtains, overhead hatches (2) and lights; Engine room access hatches (2); Entry sliding door to cabin with lock; Raritan Icer-Ette ice maker; Sink above ice maker with cover; Chart area with cover.

Deck and Hull
Fiberglass pulpit with anchor roller and anchor; navigation side lights; windlass with foot switches (2); anchor rode locker with chain, line, windlass, and floats (3); forward cleats (3); bow rail with burgee staff; deck hatches (3); amidships cleats(2); windshield with wipers and washers (3); fuel and water fill deck fittings, port; fuel and waste deck fittings, starboard; hawse pipes (2); transom gate; rod holders (4); Maxwell Auto Windlass; Transom Door; Cool Air Helm; 3-sided helm enclosure; tower helm; Swim Platform; Delta # 26 anchor.

Electronics & Electrical System
New 9kw Onan generator (Jan. 2019) aft in engine room; Charles battery charger.

Engine Room
Main engines and transmissions (2); main engine mufflers (2); lights (4); Racor fuel filter/separators (3); hatch lifts (2), electric; parallel solenoid and wires (covered); FireBoy automatic fire extinguisher (FE-241); through hull fittings, seacocks, and hoses; batteries (7); live bait well intake, pump, and hose; raw water strainers (3); holding tank and pump/macerator; shaft logs and lip seal stuffing boxes (2); water heater with exchanger from port engine; engine room blowers (2); bonding system; Reverso oil change pump and manifold; fuel valves; insulation; wires and plumbing, miscellaneous; 120 volt receptacle with ground fault circuit interrupter; bilge pump (Rule 2000) and float switch; Quicksilver galvanic isolators (2); “Discharge of oil prohibited ...” plaque; generator; ladder; bilge; air intakes; solenoids (3); cockpit freezer compressor with water pump, strainer, seacock, and through hull fitting; head vacuum pump and accumulator; deck drain hoses; pump (portside outboard).


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.