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Old 11-02-2018, 04:49 AM
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I'll never understand the trend towards larger dual-console bow riders. Only good for pleasure boating...made for those buyers who have more money than sense.
If I am ever in a position to consider a cat, the list will be very short. Freeman.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
I'll never understand the trend towards larger dual-console bow riders. Only good for pleasure boating...made for those buyers who have more money than sense.
If I am ever in a position to consider a cat, the list will be very short. Freeman.

Not arguing, Freeman set the bar for hardcore Fishing Cats. But that is a limited market.
There is a MUCH bigger wine and cheese market.
And wine and cheese is a derogatory vernacular. These are couples that boat together and with other couples/family that may carry a fishing rod or two. High disposable income, free time, enjoy all aspects of the boating experience not just the fishing.

If i was looking for a 40' cat (don't have enough friends this boat would check a lot of my boxes. I can't tell you all how much we love our 26' cat. I love the ride and Ability to fish, and GF loves all the seating and storage for her and friends and family
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
I'll never understand the trend towards larger dual-console bow riders. Only good for pleasure boating...made for those buyers who have more money than sense.
If I am ever in a position to consider a cat, the list will be very short. Freeman.
What on earth are you talking about?

A dual console is only good for pleasure boating? Cause you can't fish off of them? Cause you can't take them on long runs?

I get that everyone has a type of boat that they like, but jesus.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
I'll never understand the trend towards larger dual-console bow riders. Only good for pleasure boating...made for those buyers who have more money than sense.
If I am ever in a position to consider a cat, the list will be very short. Freeman.
The cockpit on my wine and cheese pleasure boating bow rider is bigger than most other hard core fishing 29 footers. Just my undocumented opinion of course:



The difference is the intended use in my mind. If you are a solely focused hard core fisherman, World Cat in general is not targeting you. World Cat as I mentioned in a previous post is the SUV of the ocean. They bring a lot of creature comforts to the platform while still allowing to do some very serious fishing.

Again... just my two cents.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:46 AM
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The DC give you the best of both worlds. Plenty of room to fish, but also the seating to be social. Wola- they certainly aren't for everyone. BUT what can you do in a CC that you cant do in a DC? That's always the question I ask. The responses are normally pretty interesting...
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:09 PM
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Not sure I understand why a larger center console with seating, a cat with seating or any DC is representative of folks with more than $$ than commonsense...…I absolutely understand the hardcore fishing set that wants open space and a coffin box forward for fishing but if you are not fishing 100% of the time and your guest don't want to sit in beanbags why knock those who spend the same $$ for a similar or even the same boat with seating and other amenities??? Not sure why the hardcore rec fisherman's use of a boat is any more valuable/intrinsically better than a rec's use of the same boat with seating/amenities.....Now do many of those same rec's use their boats far less than some hardcore rec fishermen? Yes! But that is a completely different argument. The reality is that the market has moved away from the bowriders an dI/O bubble cruisers with midcabins of the 80s/90s in favor of DCs and CCs with seating....not a bad thing….
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:25 PM
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i want one
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:46 PM
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I bottom fish only as do most on the west coast of Florida. There is really no need to fish from the bow other than throwing the net to get bait. These DC boats are perfect for the west coast of Florida. They typically offer way bigger cockpits than center consoles and also have a full windshield to get you out of the weather for our long runs. I just wish someone built a DC cat in the 30-32 ft range that had few creature comforts and a large livewell. I think that would see great. Call it a DC fishing model.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by GetLit View Post
The DC give you the best of both worlds. Plenty of room to fish, but also the seating to be social. Wola- they certainly aren't for everyone. BUT what can you do in a CC that you cant do in a DC? That's always the question I ask. The responses are normally pretty interesting...
You can space 3-6 guys along one rail 6-7 feet apart to jig, fish vertical, chunk, run and cast to boiling fish, fish around the entire perimeter without getting tangled or having to hang on while you navigate a narrow elevated plank of an isle while hanging on, and get to the fishing grounds and back home a lot faster because you sit farther back from the bouncing bow.
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Dual console layout works well on a cat, and no one does that better than the Worldcat guys.
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QUOTE=OldPete;11937435]I normally would say that nobody would buy a boat like that... but I happen to know that Pursuit sells a ton of the bigger DC boats... and that the World Cat 32DC is a big seller too.

It's the old saying... just because it doesn't make sense to me, doesn't mean it makes sense to somebody else.[/QUOTE]

so now it makes sense to neither of you
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QUOTE=OldPete;11937435]I normally would say that nobody would buy a boat like that... but I happen to know that Pursuit sells a ton of the bigger DC boats... and that the World Cat 32DC is a big seller too.

It's the old saying... just because it doesn't make sense to me, doesn't mean it makes sense to somebody else.


so now it makes sense to neither of you
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:40 AM
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DCs IMO work great for cats, its practical because you get to use the space over the sponsons but still have access to the bow. If you want an express cabin with a large galley belowdecks IMO you really don't want a cat, but this gives the 1/2 cabin with room to sit. I have the 320 dc and I love the layout, it has a full head and a half cabin for kids or people who don't want to be above, but a lot of nice above board seating out of the sun (more so than the alternatives that I've seen). Plenty of room to fish too, which is most of what I do (but not all). A lot of seating in the sun too.

I agree with not totally understanding how the seakeeper will work, though really i just don't know. To me it seems like that is more meant to stop the rhythmical rocking of a monohull as opposed to something like a cat that has a higher initial stability but what do I know. I bet they probably tested it out and it helps, but who knows it could be a marketing gimmick too.
I like the reverso flush, it was hard for me to get to one of the engine's to flush (I mentioned that in my review maybe they took it seriously), that solves that problem, and now if it becomes a problem on mine I can install one (never knew that htese existed and they don't seem too expensive)

For me, I really don't need a lot of the bells and whistles, the TVs, the stove and refrigerator, etc. For me being on a boat is mostly about being outside on the deck, but of course they don't make boat just for me. I'm not sure how much that adds to the price anyway, maybe on something this size it might just not be much of a factor.
But the main downside of a DC vs a CC in cats to me is the weight and price. otherwise it seems to make a lot more sense, I mean it seems like a lot of sponson space wasted in a CC.
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:18 AM
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The 400-DCX Lives!

The new boat made its debut at the Miami Boat Show and was very well received.
Next up for those waiting on the Center Consoles . . . two versions. A versatile family style center console, and a Tournament Edition layout for the more focused fisherman.
Renderings for both can be seen on the World Cat web site.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:16 AM
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any new info on 400DCX? anyone seen a quad set up like the 400 center console line drawings?
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:30 PM
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I know the old saying and I can not afford one but what is the price?

I figure only two engines may keep the price below $400k?
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:53 PM
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i am assuming they stretched the 28.
You assumed wrong.
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:00 PM
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i saw $750,000 plus with twin Yam425s
quad Yam300's couldnt possibly be more $. ?

but i guess its a new model and SEMI-custom which is very different for WC other models where you get what they build and the list of options is anemic to say the least.
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I figure only two engines may keep the price below $400k?
LOL. I would guess in the $800K range.

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