Pier 33 Display at the 2012 Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show To Feature Pursuit Boats - Chicago Debut of New Pursuit 180 Center Console

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Pier 33 Marina of St. Joseph Michigan is back again for the upcoming 2012 Progresssive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV show, ready with an impressive display of new Pursuit Boats, including the first local showing of the new Pursuit 180 Center Console.

See the Pursuit 230 Center Console from Pier 33

Pursuit 230 Center Console

With the boating season just a few months away, this show is the ideal time for shoppers to choose a new boat, spec it to their needs and ensure that they're ready to go at the first sign of summer

Pier 33 Marina of St. Joseph Michigan is preparing for another return to Chicago’s premier boating event, the upcoming Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show and Pier 33 will present an eye-catching display of new boats from Pursuit.

Joining forces with fellow Pursuit dealer Centerpointe Yacht Services of Sturgeon Bay & Kenosha, WI, Pier 33’s lineup of new Pursuit Boats will include four models well-suited for boaters around Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Boat show visitors will get their first look at Pursuit’s new 180 Center Console, a cornerstone of Pursuit’s very-affordable Inshore Series. This new model is value-priced to allow more new boat owners to enjoy Pursuit quality, reliability and legendary reputation at an exceptionally competitive price. The C 180 features an all-fiberglass grid stringer system, a 100 quart cooler, 203 quart insulated fish & storage box beneath the bow platform, 12 gallon livewell, built-in tackle box and the confidence provided by the Pursuit Protection Plan. Some of those features will catch the attention of the fishermen on hand, but there’s more to the C 180 than casting a line – deep freeboard, comfortable aft seating, a built-in forward console cooler seat and well-designed leaning post provide ample accommodations for a trip to the beach or to visit the neighbors. Power is provided by the boating world's benchmark for reliability and performance- a Yamaha 115 HP Four-Stroke outboard.

Returning for encore performances are two hits that made their first appearances for Pier 33 at the 2011 Chicago Boat Show, the Pursuit 265 Dual Console and the 280 Sport.

The 265 DC boasts a Pursuit exclusive – an epoxy-infused fiberglass windshield frame and tempered glass windshield, topped-off with fiberglass hardtop with white aluminum powder-coated framework. This is truly a 26-foot yacht and the yacht-quality features go well beyond the windshield. The windlass anchoring system is neatly hidden away with thru-hull anchor storage at the bow. All of the heavy-duty stainless steel deck hardware is recessed for safety and styling. Pursuit’s rugged non-skid design provides steady footing and the high freeboard fore and aft nestles the boating crew in comfort. Aft seating is built to hide-away, opening the cockpit for serious fishing when needed and a spacious enclosed head compartment is hidden inside the portside console. Yamaha’s 350 HP V-8 outboard powers the deep-vee hull with expected agility and responsiveness at all throttle ranges, controlled by Yamaha’s Command Link Plus system, with full digital controls for throttle and gauges. Pier 33 will be offering free 2012 Launch On Command service with the purchase of the 265 Dual Console during the boat show.

With an ideal combination of center console convenience and luxury seating, Pursuit’s 280 Sport has already been a popular model with Pier 33 boaters. Twin Yamaha 250’s provide exhilarating big-water performance and comfort with a rough-water ride soothed by the 24-degree deadrise of this hull design. Pursuit’s Sport concept includes an oversized hardtop, extending further forward and further aft of the center console, as well as to the gunwales, for exceptional shade and shelter. Plush seating is deep at the bow and hides away with fore and aft facing lounge seats in the cockpit.

Rounding-out the show display is the always-popular Pursuit 230 Center Console. Nimble, fast and ready for the demanding conditions confronted by Pier 33’s Lake Michigan boaters, the C 230 is also trailerable enough to reach favorite, but further, destinations. The C 230 also features an enclosed head compartment, T-top, comfortably cushioned seating and Yamaha’s dependable 250 HP outboard.

Although built in Fort Pierce, FL, Pursuit has a well-known Great Lakes heritage. Pursuit is a division of S2 Yachts, headquartered in Holland, MI and founded by Chairman of the Board Leon Slikkers. From Leon Slikkers' first hand-built boats in the early '50's through today's advanced engineering, design and manufacturing found at Pursuit, the Slikkers name has been synonomous with the highest standards of quality and integrity.

Pier 33 will have some special factory-direct incentives available for all boat show purchases on new Pursuits and these incentives will apply to boats at the show, in stock or for factory-fresh 2012 orders. "With the boating season just a few months away, this show is the ideal time for shoppers to choose a new boat, spec it to their needs and ensure that they're ready to go at the first sign of summer" says Pier 33's General Manager, Tighe Curran.

Pier 33 is Michigan’s largest dealer for Pursuit Boats and is located in St. Joseph, Michigan. Pier 33 is also a dealer for new boats from Scout and Chaparral. Pier 33 is a full-service marina, with used boat sales, yacht brokerage, 220 docks, complete boat storage and boat repair services and boater conveniences such as Launch on Command and Hook ‘n Go options available in-season. Pier 33 serves boaters from a wide region, with many visitors and clients based in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin.

To keep boaters updated before, during and after the boat show, Pier 33 has a variety of tools including regular updates on Facebook, Twitter, Pier 33’s YouTube Channel and Pier 33’s Boat Show Blog. These updates will include more details about the Pursuit display and Pier 33’s Scout display, special incentives offered by Pursuit, Scout and Chaparral during the show, Pier 33’s own promotions, photos and videos from the show site and much more.

The Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show opens Thursday, January 12 and concludes Monday, January 16 and will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.


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