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Old 11-07-2016, 07:26 AM
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Got a response from dealer. Boat starts in the low 200's and is expected to be in the mid 200's optioned. I love the boat layout, but that is the same and maybe more than a 31 Prowler and 29 Freeman. I do like the front layout though.
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by cwhite6 View Post
Got a response from dealer. Boat starts in the low 200's and is expected to be in the mid 200's optioned. I love the boat layout, but that is the same and maybe more than a 31 Prowler and 29 Freeman. I do like the front layout though.
I guess I'm not surprised, but was hoping for it to be south of 200k, not well north.


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Looks like they yuppized it a little.
I think this is the approach for WC; they all seem to be high end luxury SUV's for the water. I like it, but if you are hard core, then you are probably not the target audience.
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Old 11-07-2016, 01:17 PM
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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.
My EXACT first thought! Ruins it

Otherwise nice family cat for sure.
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cwhite6 View Post
Got a response from dealer. Boat starts in the low 200's and is expected to be in the mid 200's optioned. I love the boat layout, but that is the same and maybe more than a 31 Prowler and 29 Freeman. I do like the front layout though.
Seriously? $250k???
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That's what I said also. That may also just be that deager, but I expect it will be $220k or so. About the same price as a Freeman 29VH. One reason I will never buy one new. I can buy a nice 33TE and have enough left over for fuel for 15 years.
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290s seems to be going for $210k +/- so mid-200's would be bit surprising unless there is a "newness" premium. And the boat comes pretty loaded so unless you're adding every option on the website, I don't see how it goes from low to mid 200s. I was also hoping it was under $200k.
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:25 AM
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Anyone taken a test ride yet? Does she still have a quirky ride in beam and following seas? Any real world cruising numbers? Fishability?
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:53 AM
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Looks great to me. I hope they bring similar changes to the rest of their hulls.
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Old 12-22-2016, 05:45 PM
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I don't think my options will be received well here. But here it goes.

1) I did not personally like the styling, Thats a personal thing
2) At the FLL boat show, I walked around one, Both my wife and I thought it felt cheap. But to be fair, it sounded like this was a proto type boat so I am hoping that a finished production unit is a little more solid.
3) Compared to the 290CC that I own, I liked the 290CC, Although I think I would put the 295CC in the same like level as my 290CC. I have heard the Hull of the 295 runs much better.

I am a WC owner so I a concerned it is a step down. But am hopeful that it was just a rush to show product.
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by highflier1 View Post
I don't think my options will be received well here. But here it goes.

1) I did not personally like the styling, Thats a personal thing
2) At the FLL boat show, I walked around one, Both my wife and I thought it felt cheap. But to be fair, it sounded like this was a proto type boat so I am hoping that a finished production unit is a little more solid.
3) Compared to the 290CC that I own, I liked the 290CC, Although I think I would put the 295CC in the same like level as my 290CC. I have heard the Hull of the 295 runs much better.

I am a WC owner so I a concerned it is a step down. But am hopeful that it was just a rush to show product.
Your opinion is well received by me, she looks great in the video, but in person is what counts. I'd really like to hear from someone who's taken her out for a sea trial... this is a 100% brand new designed hull, but just because it's new doesn't mean it's better.

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Well they did do some changes to the side profile lines getting away from their traditional look.

But the performance numbers from the OEM's are always higher than real life, and the faster they try to make them, the more and more mph and mpg you lose in real life, so I'll wait to hear from owners before I drink their cool aid.

I personally do not like adding bow seats to a CC as it stops you from fishing all around the console placing the seating in the part of the boat that bounces the most, and adds weight to a bow that needs more and more power to trim up, unless you use it in small lakes with no chop where a 28' cat is clearly out of place. The layout is slightly different than their older models, and probably done so that their newer models do not compete closely to their used hull that are so much cheaper.

The off center transom door lets you have a high wall reinforcement over the tunnel adding more strength where you need it, but the lack of steps on the bottom makes this another ho hum ride from WC when compared the real innovations coming out of the smaller shops like Freeman, Compmillenia, Calcutta, Tideline and of course Renaissance, all at a much lower cost.

World cat is still a dealer boat, so expect to pay more for less with an extra middleman.

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Old 01-24-2017, 06:09 PM
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Ok so now that it's been a bit. Has anyone seen a price sheet on this model?
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:40 AM
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I just noticed they've updated their website and now list the 280CC-X as having a max 400HP rating. That's a huge change from the original listed max 600HP. I wonder what happened...?
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Originally Posted by time_to_relax View Post
I just noticed they've updated their website and now list the 280CC-X as having a max 400HP rating. That's a huge change from the original listed max 600HP. I wonder what happened...?
Gotta be a mistake. The 270s were rated for 450.
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So here are the specs from a post I made earlier in the thread:

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

Here are the current specs on their website:
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: 400 HP (2 x 200 HP)
Approx. Dry Weight:* 7,300 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 / 1.99 mpg
Typical WOT:*** 48 mph / 1.18 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
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how do they show us a video with beautiful white Yamaha 300''s then downgrade it to 200'S??? otherwise i was interested. not now. that hull needs 600hp! bs
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Highly doubt max is 400. probably a misprint.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:44 AM
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Was looking at Worldcats just yesterday.

WC is in bed with Yamaha (apparently not just a case of Yamaha "buying" transoms), and during testing, they noted the fuel economy wasn't up to snuff. Through more testing, they found that they could get almost 1 mpg more with the smaller motors, only giving up 1-2 mph, so that's where they pinned the specs.
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Old 04-13-2017, 02:12 PM
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I like the boat a lot I think the forward seating should be an option and there is no option for a small tower for sight fishing. Price wise I think they are way too expensive. For the prices CWhite6 listed i can get into a 33 Onslow Bay with a tower and twin 350 Vrods or a 31 Prowler with 300 Suzukis.
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Originally Posted by bens2 View Post
I like the boat a lot I think the forward seating should be an option and there is no option for a small tower for sight fishing. Price wise I think they are way too expensive. For the prices CWhite6 listed i can get into a 33 Onslow Bay with a tower and twin 350 Vrods or a 31 Prowler with 300 Suzukis.
For WC's price point, there are many viable high quality options.
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