True To Our Name, You’ll Find Our Boats On
Virtually Every Ocean And Lake In The World.

Over 80,000 customers across the globe can be found enjoying our catamarans. They’ve chosen our boats because World Cat delivers a smoother, more stable, more enjoyable experience from entertaining at the dock to navigating the deepest waters.

The origin of World Cat can be traced back over a quarter of a century to the beginning of our Glacier Bay Edition boats in America’s Pacific Northwest. Today, World Cat is the largest maker of power catamarans in the world. Located in Tarboro, North Carolina, our boats are precision crafted in a state-of-the-art 140,000 square foot facility.

While we build an array of boats in different sizes and configurations, each is a reflection of our mission to deliver the smoothest ride on water – making boating more enjoyable and giving boaters the comfort and confidence to cruise, fish, dive, and explore the water world around them.

From the South Pacific to Siberia, World Cats have safely carried thousands of boaters over tens of thousands of miles. Shouldn’t you share in that experience?

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First Glacier Bay models are created

1986

First ocean test of Glacier Bay prototype

1988

First tooled production model, the Glacier Bay 248, is introduced at the Seattle International Boat Show

1990

Glacier Bay 260 becomes the first outboard-powered boat in history to win the Bermuda Challenge – running from Norfolk, VA to Bermuda, nonstop

1995

Two 26-ft. models travel 1,328 miles from Oahu, HI to Midway Island in seas as high as 10’ to set an offshore world record in winning the Pacific Challenge

1998

Models 2680-90 debut, making a 2,700-mile run up the Pacific Coast to Alaska, and then a run across the Bering Strait from Nome to Siberia and back

1999

The PowerCat Group is formed with the acquisition of World Cat

2001

Glacier Bay Model 3470 completes an 8,400-mile trip from Seattle, WA to Portland, ME

2003-04

Glacier Bay becomes part of the PowerCat Group

2009

Livingston Skiffs become part of the PowerCat Group

2010

Carolina Cat line is introduced

2011

World Cat corporate brand is consolidated, with Carolina Cat folding into World Cat, and Glacier Bay becoming Glacier Bay Edition

2015