(Tarboro, NC) With an all-new hull design, new materials and a new look topside, World Cat has remade its popular 29-foot dual console model. The new 295DC has a new hull design, a new fiberglass stringer grid system and incorporates lighter, stronger materials to produce a catamaran that jumps to plane at 2500 rpms and maintains a fuel economy around 2 miles-per-gallon from 18 to 30 miles per hour. This gives the cat hull a wide range of cruising speeds to match the wide range of uses these versatile boats provide. When it is time to run home, the big cat tops out over 50 miles per hour with dual 250 horsepower engines.
At 29’1” and with a 9’6” beam, the 295DC dual console has the ride and size to range far offshore with 250 gallons of fuel and a 450 mile range. In the big aft cockpit, anglers will find a 200 quart insulated fish box and a 35 gallon live well beneath aft facing seats set up to watch trolling baits. The aft fold down seats have back rests that disappear when fishing to reveal the cutting boards and knife holders needed to rig baits. Plus, port and starboard gunwale storage compartments hold everything from tackle trays to leader reels and lure bags. Open the transom door and work fish around the engines on the big, extended swim platform between the engines. When the fish are biting, there is more insulated storage under the starboard bow seats. In short, the 295DC is a big open platform designed for fishermen.
Or is it? The 295DC may be the ultimate sport boat too. The big 295DC catamaran shape holds its beam all the way to the bow because a catamaran has twin stems and two hulls. That means the bow area of this dual console seats six adults easily with cushions and bolsters all around. The acrylic wind door nests into a recess in the walkway between the consoles. When the weather turns, just lock the door, close the windshield and you have protection of a full windshield and door.
It’s behind the windshield on the port side where the catamaran shape gives this dual console an edge mono hull can’t match. Open the big door and a large head area complete with standard electric fresh water head and fresh water sink also sports 5’8” headroom and plenty of space to move around. There is even a door through the forward bulkhead which opens to reveal lockable rod storage of six offshore rods under the portside bow seating.
Big, oversized helm and companion seats front the aft-facing seating. There is plenty of room for flush mounted electronics at the helm and a huge stage area under the starboard console. Moving aft, the self bailing cockpit and transom door with swim platform makes the 295DC a great dive boat. With beefy aluminum rails and fold down ladder between the engines, getting back aboard with dive gear is easy – especially compared to smaller “dive” ladders. Once aboard, the aft deck cockpit shower pulls out for a rinse. Since there is 35 gallons or fresh water aboard, everyone gets their turn.
So is it an offshore angler’s dream, a dive boat or just a great family day boat? It’s your choice in the new 295DC dual console catamaran from World Cat.