All about Pursuit brand
The best boatbuilding stories usually start in a garage, with an enthusiast surrounded by wood shavings. Before this stage, Léon Slikkers had learnt the trade. In 1946, he worked at Chris-Craft, building 4.3m (14ft) Runabouts in his garage in his spare time. In 1954, he registered the name Slikcraft, then sold everything he owned to set up his boatyard in Holland, Michigan. He experimented with and tested polyester, the material from which all his boats were made from 1961 onwards, and was so successful that the yard needed to change premises several times.
In 1969, Slikcraft was sold to AMF; Sikkers remained Chairman, but resigned a few years later to found the S2 Yachts boatyard, which built sailing boats. In addition, he created a range of fishing boats: Pursuit! In the 1980s, the company grew to become a group, and each brand found its own identity, including Slickcraft, which was bought from AMF, and Pursuit.
A Pursuit boat for every use! Over the years, the group grew. In 2006, an automated construction line was started up, and Léon Slikkers himself pressed the button! The current range of Pursuit boats has a central console. It includes the C 260 dedicated to fishing, in 'Dual console', in Offshore for short cruises, or in a Sport version, such as the S328. The offer is designed such that every yachtsman or woman will find a boat to suit them.
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Pursuit: buy your future boat
From the very first models designed and created to the most recent, boatbuilder has a wide selection of seagoing pleasure craft for you to choose from. The boats of the range be divided into various different categories that continue to become ever more refined with the passing nautical seasons.
How to go about purchasing your new boat
Before acquiring your new boat, take the time to carefully examine what type of amateur sailor you are by considering some simple but useful criteria:
- The total budget for the purchase and maintenance of the boat
- The type of sailing and type of waters: coastal, open seas, mixed?
- Preferred uses: Fishing? Coastal sailing? River cruising? Watersports?
Looking for the perfect boat?
Impressed by the boats from the boatyard but none of the models offer exactly what you want as a seasoned sailor (or one in the making)? No need to panic! Band of Boats is here to help you. Whether you're on the lookout for a sea cruiser, a recreational fishing boat or simply a cabin cruiser, get ready to jump in with both feet and purchase your future new or used boat. We look forward to counting you amongst our community of passionate enthusiasts. Awaken the sailor sleeping inside you and prepare to write the first pages of your very own ship's log.