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Pursuit Boats LS 345 - Runabout Boat


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2008 Pursuit Boats LS 345 Description


It’s not surprising that the LS 345 Drummond Runner was honored as Boating Magazine’s 2007 Boat of the Year. The classic lines and rich wood detailing combine with the incredibly quiet four-stroke Yamaha® outboards for the ultimate in style and excitement.


Designed for speed — without sacrificing style.
Whether your destination includes family fun, entertaining, fishing or just plain relaxation, this boat has the goods. Powered with the new twin four-stroke V8 Yamaha® outboards, this offshore powerhouse can deliver 700 horsepower to the water, the LS 345 has the ability to deliver speeds of more than 40 knots. Our pursuit of perfection ensures you’ll find uncompromising luxury on deck and below, with a gourmet galley, teak and holly flooring and cleverly designed storage, including a cedar-lined hanging locker. Feel at home in the v-berth cabin, outfitted with a flat-screen LCD television, component stereo system featuring CD/DVD/AM/FM entertainment choices, plus the option to take Sirius Satellite Radio® along for the ride. Rest assured we haven’t overlooked the details for the avid fisherman either, with four stainless steel rod holders in the gunwale and insulated in-floor fish boxes complete with macerator, pump-out and overboard drain.

We know discriminating boaters will appreciate the LS 345’s indulgent amenities whether island hopping close to home or enjoying the extended journeys made possible by the 350-mile-plus cruising range. It’s enviable style and unparalleled craftsmanship — simply nothing less than what you’d expect from a boat of the year.
2008 Pursuit Boats LS 345 Specifications
Boat
  • Length Over All: 34 Feet and 5 inches.
  • Draft: 2 Feet and 6 inches.
  • Beam: 9 Feet and 6 inches.
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 300
  • Water Tank Capacity: 30
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 18
  • Dry Weight: 10395
Engine
  • Model Name: Twin Yamaha 700 hp 4-Stroke
  • Model Year: 2008
  • Hours: 2
  • Cylinder: 8
  • Horse Power: 700
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 300


2008 Pursuit Boats LS 345 Standard Features


Hull, Deck and Cockpit:
Pursuit® Protection Plan:
5-year hull/deck structural warranty
5-year blister-free warranty
2-year limited warranty
Fiberglass foam-cored stringer system
Pursuit® notch bottom / integral bracket
Custom non-skid deck, cockpit surface and gunwale boards
1/2" SS bow eye, 2 1/2" SS stern eyes
Self-draining cockpit
Thru-Hulls: Bronze below waterline, chrome plated bronze at and above waterline
One-piece welded 1" S.S. rail w/studded mounts
Foldaway three-step boarding ladder
Stainless steel LED bow / nav lights
Four 10" S.S. mooring & spring cleats
... more
Boat of the Year 2006!
December 2006

Pursuit LS 345 Drummond Runner

 
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Every year we Boating Tech Team members lock ourselves in a room, chug black coffee until our resin-soaked brains are ready to pop, and join in verbal battle to determine which new vessel deserves the honor of being named Boat of the Year. There’s room for only one at the top, and as each editor makes his case for a favorite, arguments become hot enough to melt fiberglass. But this year there was no fighting—we were in and out in five minutes. Pursuit’s LS 345 Drummond Runner is so groundbreaking, so trend-setting, and so unique that the decision was completely unanimous.

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The most obvious feature that sets this boat apart from the other 150 or so we tested is its cockpit. Think of your home kitchen with its freestanding island counter. Now put that island in the LS 345 Drummond Runner’s cockpit, sitting halfway in the forward end of the cockpit and halfway in the aft end of the bridgedeck. It dominates neither and serves both. The island incorporates a folding sunlounge aft and butts up to the helm seats forward, allowing the boat to reclaim seating once provided by the engine box on inboard boats of yesteryear. Yet there’s no engine inside, just open space, which is used for the galley. There’s a side-loading 2.6-cubic foot refrigerator, stainless-steel microwave, single-burner gas stove, freshwater sink, and stowage drawers with secure spots for dishes, flatware, and glasses. Not only does this make onboard cooking and eating an outdoors affair—which it should be on any day it isn’t raining—it also frees up gobs of space in the main cabin.

boty_2.jpg Just imagine how much room you’d gain if you could move the galley out of your cruiser. The unexpected vacancy makes this 34'5" boat’s cabin seem as spacious as one found on a 40-footer. Belowdecks you’ll find a full-size V-berth, an unusually large enclosed head, a folding two-seat settee, and more elbow room than any competitor could hope to offer in a similar-size cabin.

Cruising on the LS 345 Drummond Runner is pure pleasure, thanks to an aggressive 241/2-degree deadrise hull that’s backed up by resin-infused fiberglass stringers. Powered with twin 250-hp Yamaha F250 four-stroke outboards, our test boat hit 48.4 mph and went unchallenged by a nasty 2' bay chop. Drop it back to 4000 rpm and you’ll be cruising at 30.7 mph while getting 1.6 mpg, which means you can travel for more than 400 miles before refueling. With one engine tilted up, you can still run at 16 mph, a completely respectable get-home speed. The boat also comes in a dedicated sportfishing version for hardcore anglers, on which the center island becomes a massive tackle station with a livewell.

boty_3.jpgFor decades boatbuilders have been trying to cram 40' worth of boat into 35' of LOA. Until now, not one of them has figured out how to do it. But with the center-island cockpit design and the resulting gain in cabin space, Pursuit has managed the impossible. And for that, it’s no contest—the LS 345 Drummond Runner is Boating Magazine’s 2006 Boat of the Year.

 



Boating Magazine For this and other Boating Magazine boat tests and reviews go to www.Boatingmag.com
Versatile express with innovative center-island galley/wet bar sets class standards for comfort, practicality, luxury. Highlights include electric helm seat, windlass, flat-screen TV, fiberglass top with canvass enclosure. Relatively small cabin with stand-up head is beautifully finished. Available in cruising and sportfish deck layouts. Deep-V hull can handle serious weather. Note sturdy single-piece windshield. Beautifully finished boat drips quality, elegance. Cruise at 30 knots with Yamaha 250s (around 40 knots top). Expensive.

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