World Cat Unveils New 280DC-X Dual Console Catamaran
Published: Friday, March 2, 2018
World Cat is launching its all-new dual console catamaran model: the 280DC-X. This model - which made its full debut at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show - is the second new model to be developed by the company in the previous two years, and follows the modernized design trends of the successful 280CC-X center console model launched previously.
“We’re extremely excited about our new dual console,” said World Cat CEO Andrew Brown. “After our well-received launch of the 280CC-X center console, we went back to the drawing board to create a sister craft that was just as impressive. The dual console market needed a new and improved design, so we have integrated some unique features aboard our proven catamaran design to offer a better choice for discerning customers. We’ve developed the ideal boating platform for any and all water-borne activities.”
“Catamarans have historically been known for superior comfort, safety and soft ride in sea conditions,” added Brown. “Today’s customers demand this security, comfort and amenities, but are also looking for striking aesthetics and attention to detail that raise the bar on quality. World Cat delivers this with the new “X” series via its unique tumblehome transom, lower shearline, polished stainless fittings, and total attention to detail. And on this model, one of the aesthetically-pleasing features is the frameless glass windshield we’ve integrated into the model.”
Overall length is 27’6”, with a roomy, stable beam of 9’2”. The model showcases a fiberglass top with hand-finished surfboard edge and powder coated frame, spreader lights and LED underside lights. The console is ergonomically-designed and when completed with the factory installed Garmin package mounted in an acrylic dash, it provides the look and feel of a luxury automobile. The fiberglass-lined head has standing headroom for most, and runs deeper than most heads in a boat this size due to the catamaran design. It has a Corian counter, mirror, toiletry storage area, fresh water system, and marine head with 10 gallon holding tank and overboard discharge.
Additional standard features include aggressive bow styling with integrated LED docking lights, surrounding fascia and World Cat lettering; deluxe bow seating for six adults, and a massive starboard storage area with easy access; glass-lined interior; LED lighting; ample room for cleaning supplies and water toys for the family; an insulated 180 quart port storage compartment with overboard drain; under gunwale storage compartments complete with drink holders; integrated thru-hull concealed windlass system with stainless steel breastplate, 300’ line, 15’ chain and 22 lb. anchor.
The cockpit showcases a versatile double-wide seat that converts from a front to rear-facing arrangement via an easily-operated foot pedal; immense fishing area with 360° cockpit bolsters; four gunwale-mounted stainless-steel rod holders; aft fold-down transom seating for two with adjacent 12v/USB outlets; a walk-thru transom with latched door, providing safe, easy access to the On-Ramp™ swim platform/ladder. The model also has six cup holders in deck throughout.
Beyond the six full hull or two-tone color choices available on this model, the other available options include five powder coated rocket launchers mounted on the hardtop; Sea-Dek® accent package; Taco Marine® Grand Slam™ 380 top mount 18’ telescoping outriggers; Edson satin-finish steering wheel; SureShade® mechanical cockpit awning; retractable, heavy-duty transom ski pylon; bow filler cushion and bow table; windshield wiper with rinse; 1300 watt cockpit grill with inverter; cockpit refrigerator; stereo upgrade package; LED underwater lights; a three-bank 20A battery charger; and Optimus electronic steering system or Optimus 360 system with electronic steering, SeaStation and joystick control.
Headquartered in Tarboro, NC, World Cat manufactures outboard-powered center and dual console catamaran models ranging from 23’–32’ including several Glacier Bay Edition models. World Cat models are known for their versatility, legendary smooth ride, class-leading available deck space, and performance.