290EC Express Cabin

  • LOA: 29’1″
  • Beam: 9’6″
  • Hull Draft: 15″
  • Freeboard Aft: 27″
  • Transom Height: 25″
  • Fuel Capacity: 242 gal (2 x 121 gal)
  • Max HP Rating: 500 hp (2 x 250 hp)
  • Approx. Dry Weight:* 10,200 lbs
  • Trailer Height:** 10’6″
  • Bridge Clearance: 9’4″
  • Cockpit Length: 72″
  • Freshwater Capacity: 35 gal
  • Wastewater Capacity: 15 gal
  • Typical Cruise:*** 26 mph / 1.4 mpg
  • Typical WOT:*** 44 mph / 1.1 mpg

* Includes max power and typical options
** Measured keel to top of fiberglass hardtop with no outriggers nor electronics installed (not including trailer itself)
*** Tested with max power, two people, 1/2 fuel, no gear

The 290EC is a serious offshore fishing vessel for over-night trips to the blue water or for cruising to the islands. We designed the 290EC to meet the demands of hardcore fishermen while keeping the family comfortable and safe. This rugged yet comfortable power catamaran is the perfect vessel for a weekend family getaway or overnight offshore expedition. Special features include a center line helm, bait prep and live well; an enclosed head with access from the cabin and cockpit, walk-through Euro transom, ample storage room and comfortable cabin space for both avid fishermen and their families. Built on World Cat’s most efficient hull and with a layout similar to our successful 320EC, the new 290EC provides a smooth, dry ride with comfortable cabin amenities.

+ Bow
  • Molded-in bow pulpit with roller and cleats
  • Pro Series free fall windlass with 300-foot line, 15-foot chain, 22-pound anchor, and foot switches
  • Molded-in bow seating for (2) adults with cushion
  • Raised toe-kick around walkway for added safety
  • Welded 316-grade stainless steel bow rail
  • (2) 500-GPH forward bilge pumps with auto switches
+ Cabin
  • Full cabin featuring master berth, galley, integrated storage, custom fabrics and LED lighting
  • Enclosed, lockable head compartment with direct access to both the cabin and helm
  • Marine head with a 15-gallon holding tank and overboard discharge
  • Head area with standing freshwater shower, vanity with Corian counter-top, stainless sink, storage cabinets and mirror
  • Cabin storage with port and starboard under-berth drawer storage and end tables with port and starboard drawers
  • Galley package with Corian counter-top, refrigerator, microwave, stainless steel sink, and storage compartments
  • Shore power connection with 50-amp service and cord set
  • AC panel with digital meter and battery charger
  • 35-gallon freshwater system with water heater
  • Aluminum deck hatches with screens and shades
+ Helm
  • Fiberglass top with aluminum frame, integrated radio box, recessed lighting, rocket launchers, and spreader lights
  • Full wrap-around tempered safety glass windshield
  • Pantograph-style heavy-duty windshield wiper with rinse
  • Port and starboard bi-fold cabin entry doors
  • Magnetic catches on cabin/head entry and walk-through doors
  • Centerline helm including dual helm seat with dual stand-up bolster
  • Non-slip anti-fatigue mat for standing helm operation
  • Ergonomic dash layout capable of (2) 8-inch screens or (1) 12-inch screen
  • Stainless steel wheel with power-knob
  • Power assisted hydraulic steering system
  • (4) batteries stored center under the helm (additional house battery increases reliability and longevity of the battery bank)
  • Electronics package to monitor tanks and battery bank
  • 42-gallon insulated, re-circulating live well with a 1100-GPH magnetic drive pump, overboard drain and clear lid
  • Port and starboard tackle and gear storage in helm area
  • (2) 250-quart insulated in-deck fish boxes with macerator pumps (port and starboard)
+ Stern
  • Integrated cockpit step for easy in-and-out access (port and starboard)
  • (6) gunwale-mounted stainless steel rod holders
  • (6) pull-up stainless steel cleats
  • Port and starboard sealed fuel-filter compartments for easy maintenance
  • Dual aft fold-down seating with backrest cushions
  • Walk-through transom with heavy-duty acrylic door, bait prep, and tool storage
  • Freshwater transom shower

*Specifications Subject to Change


  • Extended swim platform with integrated handrails and ladder


  • High grade full enclosure curtain package with Strataglass


  • Stereo system with (4) speakers and iPod/MP3 port
  • Electrical conversion kit to 220/240v power
  • LCD TV with DVD Player

Generator / Air

  • Cruiseair® 8,000 BTU heating/ cooling unit with vents to the cabin, head and cockpit
  • Fischer Panda® 4.2kW diesel generator with 10-gallon fuel tank (replaces port fish box)

4-Stroke Engine Packages with engines, rigging, controls and props

  • Suzuki 250 hp
  • Yamaha 250 hp

Graphics & Hull Color Options

  • Boot Stripe / Pattern hull graphics package
  • Sapphire Blue, Platinum Grey, Aqua Mist Green, Tanglewood Tan, Fighting Lady Yellow, or Ice Blue hull color (full hull or 2-tone)
  • Matching hardtop underside to hull side color


  • Taco 370 Grand Slam(tm) outriggers with 18′ telescopic poles