In Pursuit of Quality
The legacy of Pursuit Boats began more than 50 years ago and has grown into a respected line of high-quality, luxury offshore fishing boats in the 23- to 43-foot range. As a division of S2 Yachts of Holland, Michigan, Pursuit Boats is proud of its American-made company and products and continues with the family’s third generation of marine design and manufacturing. Pursuit Boats include models in the sport, center console, dual console, and offshore series.
Pursuits are built under the umbrella of Malibu Boats, based in Loudon, Tennessee, a designer and manufacturer of performance sport, sterndrive, and outboard boats in the 20-40 foot range.
The History Behind The Pursuit Brand
The legacy began in the 1940s when Leon Slikkers created Slickcraft boats, 14-foot runabouts, in his home garage. By 1955 he had built a small factory in Holland, Michigan where he manufactured S2 Yachts and sailboats. Over the next decade, the company added fishing boats, S2 Sailboats, Tiara power boats, and Grand Slam performance sailboats.
The Pursuit model was introduced from a new manufacturing plant in Fort Pierce, Florida in 1983 and ten years later, Pursuit fishing boat models had expanded into a diverse line including the 1950 Dual Console, 2150 Dual Console, 2150 Walkaround, 2355 Center Console, 2555 Center Console, 2555 Walkaround, 2855 Express, and the 3100 Express. A focus on Tiara Yachts continues with the Tiara Series, flybridge, convertible, coupe, and Q models which range from 30 to 58 feet and are built in Holland, Michigan.
Pursuit Continues To Grow
The company’s growth continued when Pursuit began factory expansion in 2005. A 250,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Fort Pierce, Florida added a lamination building, an engineering building, a test pool, and a mill shop. Soon automated production, lamination lines, coating booths, and a design center were added. The expansion didn’t stop there, a second 182,000 square-foot plant was also built in Ft. Pierce.
In late 2020, Pursuit introduced the company’s largest sport boat, the S 428 outboard center console, which debuted at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Powered with quad Yamaha 425 XTO engines, the model carries 547 gallons with the ability to cruise up to 31mph at 3500rpm. Space has been optimized and a second row of powered seats are housed under a large hardtop and hull-side doors are installed on both port and starboard.
Considered a ride for the serious angler, there are rod holders, ample storage, three fish boxes, a large fridge, freezer boxes, tackle storage, and bait preparation areas. A custom option includes a second station tower inside the cockpit.
Pursuit Recognized For Excellence
The Pursuit brand, as well as the Slikkers family, continue to receive accolades in the maritime industry. Here are a few of the honors:
Here Are Some of the Top Pursuit Models
Pursuit Center Consoles
• Center Console CC 260
• Center Console CC 238
Pursuit Dual Consoles
• Dual Console DC 365
• Dual Console DC 326
• Dual Console DC 295
• Dual Console DC 266
• Dual Console DC 235
• Offshore OS 385
• Offshore OS 355
• Offshore OS 325
• Sport S 428
• Sport S 378
• Sport S 328
• Sport S 288
• Sport S 268