We Could Brag About The Quality Of Our Boats. But We’d Rather Let Others Do It For Us.
Beyond the specs, features, options, and photos on this website, if you really want to know what makes a World Cat different – and better – than a monohull boat, ask someone who owns one, or tested one, or tests boats for a living. You’ll be surprised at how pleasantly surprised they were.
Take a look at what veteran boaters, diehard fishermen, industry experts, and perhaps some of your neighbors, have to say about World Cat. Then, take a no-obligation sea trial, and see for yourself.
Herb from Brick, NJ
My wife and I were had our first experience with a World Cat in August of 2008. We were at Manasquan Inlet in New Jersey while a northeaster raged off the coast. We watched two people in a center console World Cat run out the inlet into very large waves, turn around and come back in. We watched in awe for nearly an hour as they repeated their run. Little did we realize at the time that this would lead us to becoming World Cat owners. At the time, we owned a 33’ Wellcraft Sportbridge. Ten years later, we wanted to downsize as our current vessel was getting too large for us. As we tried to decide on how to move forward, my wife told me that she wanted a new boat – one that no one has been on before. Right next door to our boat yard was a World Cat dealer – Schrader Yacht Sales. Before visiting the dealer, I did extensive research on line about World Cats. What I discovered impressed me. There wasn’t a very large inventory of used World Cats and it seemed like World Cat owners were almost “cult” like in their love of the brand. As we did our research about the World Cat, we remembered our first experience ten years earlier. We wondered why we hadn’t thought about it sooner. We decided that our next boat would be a World Cat. We met with Kevin Schrader and he informed us that the…
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Chad from Chapel Hill, NC
The things that we love about our 255DC are its ability to handle less than ideal sea conditions, how it doesn’t pound when going through boat wakes or choppy water. We smile when first time visitors hold onto something as we approach a boat wake and are puzzled when we swoosh through it without pounding. We love being out when close friends with a monohull would not be out. We are amazed when we go clamming (something that we have never done before and something that we love doing) and can get into really skinny water. We love the fact that our son and his family love the boat as much as we do. We are doing things that we did when we started boating like going out to eat, fishing, chilling at a sand bar or just enjoying the scenery. We love being part of the World Cat family and sharing our adventures with fellow World Cat owners.
Algen from Orange Park, FL
I was in the market for a modern family boat that could do it all, fish the flats, run off shore, provide a stable smooth ride, cut through the chop and wakes and look good while doing it. Unbelievably the 280DC-X ticked all of the boxes.
John from Lexington, OH
In the 41 years that we have owned boats, the 255DC is the finest boat that we have ever owned. My favorite t-shirt reads “Never Underestimate An Old Man Who Owns A World Cat.”
David from Oldsmar, FL
Our dealings with Schrader Yacht Sales were wonderful. The 255DC met all of our expectations and more. My wife has multiple sclerosis and we have a son who uses a walker. We wanted to be comfortable on the boat and return to doing things that we hadn’t done in years and things that we have never done during our 41 years of boating. We want our son and his family to enjoy boating with us.
Frank from Antioch, IL
Having had owned 2 now, the ride and quality keeps us a customer. It is efficient and fishes exceptionally well.
Donnie from Plant City, FL
I started looking for a boat for myself and family in 2017. I grew up in a boating family, but with career and life, had not owned a boat for quite a few years. I spent a lot of time on the water over those years between teaching diving and the occasional fishing trip with friends and charters. One of several fishing trips I made with a friend was aboard a 32 CC World Cat. Little did I know that this was a sign of things to come. When the family decided it was time to get our own boat, we discussed several options and looked at primarily DC configurations. During this search, we looked at single hull platforms along with dual hull configurations. It became clear to us that the dual hull configuration was the right choice for us. It didn’t take us long to make the choice to own a World Cat 255 DC. The water test closed the deal. It became immediately clear that we had chosen well. The 255 DC was the perfect set up for our family and we have spent many hours exploring the waterways and islands around the Clearwater, Fl area. What we didn’t fully anticipate, is how much of a lifestyle change this would bring about for us as we found ourselves on the water nearly every weekend. I am extraordinarily pleased with the workmanship and design of the World Cat. The fit and finish is top notch, the design is so…
Steve from Whispering Pines, NC
We are a diving and fishing family living in North Carolina. Our offshore runs are from 20-40 miles regularly to dive and further to fish occasionally. After sea trialing several mono-hulls and the World Cat it became a real easy decision. The stability and usable space of the WC far surpassed any of the mono-hulls in the same size range in rough weather ride comfort, fuel economy, stability, and carrying heavy loads. The Dual Console is extremely family friendly for cruising and the large open rear cockpit area has plenty of space for divers and hardcore fishing. We choose the 295DC because we also needed to be able to trailer the boat for trips out of state and have trailered over 3,000 miles in our first year of ownership. Our World Cat has enabled our family to spend quality time on the water in our own boat from North Carolina to Florida to the Bahamas. For a look at our WC in action check out Florida Sportsman Magazine Project Dreamboat episode 3 on YouTube.
Tom from Punta Gorda, FL
We wanted a boat that could handle the chop that we often get in Charlotte Harbor. The boat we had was a deck boat and while it was spacious, it was uncomfortable or even dangerous to take it out on any days that were above a light chop. With the World Cat we can take our boat out any day. In fact we took it around the keys and over to Bimini this summer. This was our first crossing of the Gulf Stream, from Port Everglades to Bimini. The day we crossed had six foot very confused seas. Far from ideal conditions in which to cross. What should have taken 2 hours to cross took 4. While the ride was rough it was not dangerous. The 280DC-X handled the conditions much better than we did! Ten years later, we wanted to downsize as our current vessel was getting too large for us. As we tried to decide on how to move forward, my wife told me that she wanted a new boat – one that no one has been on before. Right next door to our boat yard was a World Cat dealer – Schrader Yacht Sales. Before visiting the dealer, I did extensive research on line about World Cats. What I discovered impressed me. There wasn’t a very large inventory of used World Cats and it seemed like World Cat owners were almost “cult” like in their love of the brand. As we did our research about the World…
Wayne from Miami, FL
Smooth, fast, quiet and tight turning. Handles wakes incredibly well.