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Old 03-25-2020, 12:28 PM
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Wondering for the 2021 model year, if they plan on updating the 255 to the new styling found on their 280 series. The 255DC is the perfect size for my next move up, but the styling is more than dated, and research indicates it's really not their best running hull. I'm waiting for that particular model to be updated before I make the leap, but if it's going to be 3-4 years out, I may more heavily consider other options.
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I was wondering the same thing myself about the 255, they did appear to refresh the hardtop slightly for 2020, the 285DC is too much $$$. Tempted to slum it so to speak and get a clean 270SD and save 100k, of course they are slim pickins. Also read the same in regards to the ride basically saying the 235DC is a better ride but it's just not fast enough for my tastes with the 115's.
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Commocean - are you going to be selling your Pioneer?
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There were widespread *expectations* that WC is going to update the 255 in the near future, but I haven't seen any hard information. I think that in the current market WC -- like everyone else -- is focusing its efforts on big boats which make it more money.

Also keep in mind that WC sometimes updates the liners, but not the hulls. The 255 might get a new top, but the running surfaces could stay the same (e.g. the 296DC has exactly the same hull as the 295 series).
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The 235 is stock with 150’s
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Sorry meant the 230DC
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How about an express model or flybridge built on their 40' hull? There's a huge void in the market for 40' catamaran express boats with outboards. The only one that I'm aware of is Arrowcat, and there arefew around. There's one for sale, but it is underpowered, and has too little fuel capacity.

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Originally Posted by FLGoMGuy View Post
Commocean - are you going to be selling your Pioneer?
Not sure at the moment. I'm having a hard time with the thought of giving up the Pioneer. It just does so many things well, and suits our needs for most of the boating we do. I'm actually thinking about switching gears, keeping the Pioneer, and getting a single diesel boat like a Mainship 34 so we can get back to overnight trips.
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Originally Posted by bw17 View Post
How about an express model or flybridge built on their 40' hull? There's a huge void in the market for 40' catamaran express boats with outboards. The only one that I'm aware of is Arrowcat, and there arefew around. There's one for sale, but it is underpowered, and has too little fuel capacity.
I think as soon as there's enough demand WC will make one. Unfortunately WC cancelled the 320 ec hull because they were not making enough of them. I could see there being more demand for them in the future when the demand for CC's shifts back towards cabin models. If WC can put 425's or 450's on the back of the 320 ec hull or quad 300's on the back of the 4000ec hull I could see there being a lot of demand!
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Originally Posted by bw17 View Post
How about an express model or flybridge built on their 40' hull? There's a huge void in the market for 40' catamaran express boats with outboards. The only one that I'm aware of is Arrowcat, and there arefew around. There's one for sale, but it is underpowered, and has too little fuel capacity.
Some seem to think its under powered using 350s, yet it's about the same speed as the WorldCat 40 using 425s. I hear the newest one with 450s tops out in the mid 50s.
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Wondering why the 235cc can handle twin 150s, but the 230dc can only handle twin 115s - would love a 230 with 150s on it.
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I saw what I think was a new 28 in NE canyons yesterday and I was quite impressed with how it looked...The guy had it rigged and ready and was tight on a yellowfin....

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