World Cat 260CC-X First Glance

World Cat delivers a new mid-size center console multihull that hits the sweet spot for ride and fishability.

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World Cat 260CC-X inshore
LOA: 25 ft.6 in.; Beam: 9 ft.; Weight: 6,750 lb. (w/ power); Draft: 1 ft. 2 in.; Fuel Capacity: 180 gal.; Max HP: 400 hp Courtesy World Cat

When it comes to multihull fishing boats, the 40-foot-plus models seem to dominate new-boat introductions these days. Yet at least one multihull builder—World Cat—continues to deliver mid-size models. The latest example is the new 260CC-X, a 25½-footer that combines serious angling features with amenities that allow this center console to double as a comfortable family day cruiser.

This smooth-riding cat can handle up to 400 hp in the form of twin Yamaha F200 or Mercury 200 FourStroke outboards. Twin Yamaha F150s are also available as an engine package. A pair of 90-gallon fuel tanks keep the motors well fed while cruising to the offshore grounds. A covered 30-gallon livewell resides in the starboard quarter, and in the port quarter, you’ll find a 30-gallon insulated fishbox. Fresh- and raw-water washdown systems help keep this cat clean.

World Cat 260CC-X helm
A stitched brow over the dash of the 260CC-X helps reduces glare and adds a luxurious touch to the helm area. Courtesy World Cat

A wraparound glass windshield with a manual front vent is integrated into the aluminum hardtop frame to protect the helm, which features a Garmin 12-inch multifunction display, Garmin VHF, and Fusion Apollo 670 stereo feeding six JL Audio 6 ½-inch speakers through the interior—all as standard equipment. A second 12-inch Garmin MFD and other electronic upgrades are available as options.

A stitched brow over the dash helps reduces glare. Standard helm seating comes in the form of a powder-coated aluminum leaning post with four rod holders in the backrest and a Yeti Tundra 65 slide-out cooler beneath. Standard equipment includes a 31-series deep-cycle battery to serve house 12-volt DC electrical needs, while a pair of 27-series cranking batteries provide redundant engine-cranking capabilities.

Hydraulic steering also comes standard, but World Cat offers an optional Dometic Optimus 360 power steering/joystick system for the Yamaha outboards or Mercury’s DTS engine package with the Merc FourStroke engines. 

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World Cat 260CC-X bow seating
The new World Cat 260CC-X features wraparound lounge seating (optional removable backrests) in the bow. Remove the seating pads to this area to create a casting platform. Courtesy World Cat

One of the most unique elements is a 50-inch-wide transom bench seat that folds down electrically to create a slightly elevated aft casting deck. The deck extends aft between the twin outboards, which enables anglers to work a fish around the transom. The platform includes a hand railing for safety and a fold-down boarding ladder for those days when swimming and diving are on the agenda.

A standard wraparound lounge (optional removable backrests) in the bow converts to a forward casting platform. Abundant dry storage resides under the elevated seating pods. The forward console features seating, and behind it is a door providing access inside the console. An electric marine head with an 8-gallon holding tank and overboard discharge is optional.

Specifications

LOA:25 ft. 6 in.
Beam:9 ft.
Weight:6,750 lb. (w/ engines)
Draft:1 ft. 2 in.
Fuel Capacity:180 gal.
Max HP:400 hp

World Cat – Tarboro, North Carolina; 866-485-8899

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