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New model -- Worldcat 280CC-X Center Console

Old 11-03-2016, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Flot View Post
I like it, 59 MPH wot sounds pretty good for a cat, EXCEPT why of all things would they make it look like a sea fox from the side?!? Spec sheet does say it's available in full hullside color as well.
YES! All I can think is Sea Fox when I look at it with the colors and pattern. Bad call on their part.
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Old 11-03-2016, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jbg108 View Post
YES! All I can think is Sea Fox when I look at it with the colors and pattern. Bad call on their part.
At least they didn't go "Full Deep Impact"....
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Old 11-03-2016, 01:57 PM
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At first glance, the differences between the 280CC-X and the 295CC seem minimal. The latter is a 1,000 lbs heavier and just over a foot longer with a 4" wider beam.

280CC-X
Specs
LOA: 27’6”
Beam: 9’2”
Hull Draft: 14″
Freeboard Aft: 27″
Transom Height: 25″
Fuel Capacity: 220 gal (2 x 110 gal)
Max HP Rating: 600 HP (2 x 300 HP)
Approx. Dry Weight:* 7,500 lbs. (with engines)
Trailering Height:** 9’6″
Bridge Clearance: 8’4″
Cockpit Length: 41″
Freshwater Capacity: 17 gal
Wastewater Capacity: 9 gal
Typical Cruise:*** 30 mph / 2.0 mpg
Typical WOT:*** 59 mph / 1.1 mpg
Seating: 11 people
* Includes max power and typical options
** Measured keel to top of fiberglass hardtop with no outriggers nor electronics installed (not including trailer itself)
*** Preliminary performance data: Tested with max power, two people, 1/2 fuel, no gear

295CC
Specs
LOA: 29’1″
Molded LOA: 29’1″
Beam: 9’6″
Hull Draft: 15”
Freeboard Aft: 27”
Transom Height: 25”
Approx. Dry Weight: 8,500 lbs (with engines)
Max HP Rating: 600 HP (2 x 300)
Fuel Capacity: 233 gal (2 x 116.5 gal)
Livewell Capacity: 42 gal
Freshwater Capacity: 25 gal
Wastewater Capacity: 15 gal
Trailering Height**: 10’6”
Bridge Clearance: 8’10”
Cockpit Length: 50”
Typical Cruise***: 25 mph / 2.0 mpg
Typical WOT***: 55 mph / 1.0 mpg
*Includes max power and typical options
**Measured keel to top of fiberglass hardtop with no outriggers or electronics installed (not including trailer itself)
***Tested with max power, two people, 1/2 fuel, no gear
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:20 AM
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Default What did you think of the new WorldCat?

We've got a lot of cat lovers here... anyone have any thoughts?

http://worldcat.com/280cc-x-intro/
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:25 AM
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Looks pretty sweet!!!
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:48 AM
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Saw it at the boat show Friday. Salesman claimed it would do over 60. The hull planing surface looked to be flatter than the old 27 and 25 model but not quite as flat as mine on the Prowler. My wife liked it with the seating. It had a hefty looking apparatus in the anchor locker to allow for the hidden windlass system. It looked stout and heavy. I don't know if it would be considered a 3 piece hull or not, but they did gain some space under the gunnels. The in floor storage was a little shallow though. In floor could have been made deeper, but my guess is they wanted them to drain overboard as opposed to in the bilge. The 32cc is my favorite WC at this time.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:48 AM
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Didn't do much for me. Didn't really like the forward seating much. Woldcat.Worldcat needs to make a real fishing boat not a family cruiser
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:54 AM
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Meh!
I looked closely at it at the show yesterday, Travis gave me the grand tour. I think World Cat is going in a direction of many others, softening up the boat for more of a cruiser customer. I don't blame them, gotta chase the money, but not my taste. I have no idea why they went with an off center transom door, and a bit of an awkward transom area, that was one of their best selling features.
I too noticed the flatter sponsons, which could only help. I hope they do well with it though, they have some catching up to do, to keep up with the technological advances in the last decade.
I liked their 32 CC more, but would really like to see them reintroduce an updated 330 TE, the best one yet.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:57 AM
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Looks like a great dive platform, better than the Freeman's.
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:13 AM
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How many does it sleep?
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:13 AM
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Looks like they yuppized it a little.
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Old 11-06-2016, 01:45 PM
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http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...r-console.html
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Old 11-06-2016, 02:09 PM
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The "X" is likely because it's sort of a crossover between fishing and comfort.

I liked the overall look of the boat. I have to agree with Flot as far as the Sea Fox comment. The very first thing I think of when I see the type of side is Sea Fox.

Hopefully WorldCat is working on their support and stuff too. I absolutely love my boat, but Sea Hunt spoiled the crap out of me. WorldCat, if you get the right person the horn, can get your answers, but it's not as easy as it was with Joel at SeaHunt. I think if they hone this part of things, they can really do some cool stuff.
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Old 11-06-2016, 05:43 PM
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Marketing is working on the wife factor to sell more boats.
And that boat has all the right cute factors. Mothers and grand mothers want front seats, potty and pretty thing on the side.
Man gets boat it's a win win.
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Originally Posted by MattH View Post
Looks like they yuppized it a little.
Except for a few, this was the the theme of the show to me.
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Old 11-07-2016, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by MattH View Post
Looks like they yuppized it a little.
My thoughts too.
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:41 AM
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I beleive the markets have changed years ago because the buyers are getting into different phases of their fishing/ family lives. Just think how much you fished 5-10 years ago and now. If these boat manufacturers are going to stick around, the Wives and kids need to be on board. It is no longer center consoles for fishing only or even "most of the time". I do more cruising than fishing for sure.....Used to do nothing but fish every waking opportunity Life has a way of shaping the markets as well.
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:43 AM
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I like that they used some of the old GB features in the boat. The huge fish boxes on the sides are great for storage.

My neighbor looked hard at this on Friday and liked it. LIked the beam and draft too.
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:40 AM
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i must be a yuppy...

The seating and head was what sold my current boat to my GF.

Haven't seen in person but i did look at the video from the link above. If you look at the age and dress of the couples in the video you instantly know the target audience.

I have been through the hard core fishing phase and had boats accordingly. I still love to fish but realized i love spending time with kids and GF more. It is more enjoyable to me NOW to have another couple and or teen kids with us whether we fish, cocktail cruise, sand bar, restaurant.
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Gmack View Post
I have forward seating now and absolutely hate it. Nobody has ever sat on it. We constantly fall off the seats when standing on it. Not sure why more boats don' have "casting platforms" instant of the split seating.

Having said that I like the boat, big name and all. Looks great.
This model has the optional front table that can be lowered to make it one giant casting platform.
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