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World Cat Boats 290DC Dual Console - Power Catamaran Boat

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2008 World Cat Boats 290DC Dual Console Description

Accommodating up to 12 people, this versatile deck boat was designed to meet the demands and challenges of experienced boaters who expect not just the highest quality and comfort, but the any-condition reliability and smooth ride that only comes from World Cat. Forward sun-lounge and generous aft seating with removable cushions make the 290DC an incredible family fishing boat. Serious fishermen are rewarded with World Cat's first "Euro" transom greatly improving aft access for fishing and hauling in the big catch. The expanded marine head, the 12 well placed cup holders, and increased seating are just a few of the details to ensure going offshore is an inclusive adventure you can share with your family and your friends
2008 World Cat Boats 290DC Dual Console Specifications
  • Length Over All: 29 Feet and 1 inches.
  • Draft: 1 Feet and 3 inches.
  • Beam: 9 Feet and 6 inches.
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 250
  • Water Tank Capacity: 15
  • Dry Weight: 9200

2008 World Cat Boats 290DC Dual Console Standard Features

World Cat 29
By Lenny Rudow
June 2008

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Do you love the dual-console layout but hate that most DC boats are too small and designed to handle only inshore seas? Then take a ride on a World Cat 29 DC. And when you do, make sure the wind's howling and the waves are crashing.

I tested this boat in the open ocean, facing a 3' chop, then was blessed by the passage of a 70'-plus motoryacht. I already knew the three-footers were no challenge to this powercat's dual-hull design, which packs air into the tunnel to cushion impacts and eliminate slams and bangs. So when that motoryacht went by, I shouted to everyone to hang on tight, firewalled the twin 225-hp Hondas, and pushed it well past 40 mph. I shouldn't have bothered with the warning; the 29 DC met the vertical wall of green water, passed over it, and re-entered on the other side without slamming -- earning a "Woo-hoo!" from everyone onboard.

Although most of the smooth-riding credit goes to the hull, some must also be chalked up to construction. World Cat molds major parts such as seat bases into the deck, and the hull and deck are fused together with methyl-methacrylate adhesive. The transom is formed with high-density Penske Board and is backed with aluminum plates. Hardware and hinges are secured with nylock aircraft-style locking nuts. Wiring is tinned copper with Deutsch connectors.

One thing about the 29 DC that surprised me was the absence of sneezing (a fine mist blowing out of the tunnel). World Cat says its Hydro-Ram pod under the foredeck creates a vacuum that inhales sneezes before they can exit the tunnel. Handling was crisp but different from a monohull. Most noticeable is the flat or slight banking in the turn, but that outboard lean of yesteryear's cat designs is finally history.

Although DCs are usually thought of as multipurpose boats, not pure fishboats, all the angling features you need are onboard: a large integrated fishbox, lighted livewell, under-gunwale rodracks, and 12-volt plugs in the cockpit for your electric reels. Plus, there's a locking rodbox in the port side head compartment, and there are spool holders for your leader under a cockpit inwale hatch. So whether you're dropping hooks or doling out drinks, the 29 DC can handle it.

World Cat 29 sheet


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