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World Cat 400CC-X Boat Review

Full-featured fish boat on a proven catamaran hull.

World Cat 400CC-X running near shore
The World Cat 400CC-X can pair with twin Yamaha 425 XTOs, as pictured, or with quad F300s, as we tested it. Courtesy World Cat

I had previously tested the World Cat 400DC-X, a dual-console catamaran made for family fishing and fun. So when I saw the new 400CC-X cat last month in South Florida, I was amazed at how modifying the deck to accommodate a center-console design also created a fishing war wagon.

From the foredeck with its own lockable rod stowage to the 60-gallon aquarium-style livewell and the cooler with Dometic chiller plate in the transom, anglers will appreciate the 400CC-X. The cockpit features more than 200 square feet of space, and the side passageways with padded coamings are wide enough at 30 inches to chase fish forward. The standard hardtop comes loaded with rod holders and is designed to minimize overhead obstructions. 

World Cat 400CC-X cockpit
The wide-open cockpit gives anglers more than 200 square feet of fish-fighting space. Courtesy World Cat

With all that deck space, World Cat included multiple cavernous fish boxes. A pair of 115-gallon insulated boxes lie aft (with overboard Gulper Grouper pumps), another pair of 154-gallon insulated boxes that can be optioned as livewells lie forward.

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I found ample coolers, too, including a 70-quart cooler under the cockpit bench seat and a 68-quart cooler forward. The portside tuna door opens inward for dock use, and a bait rigging station folds down from behind the helm seat.

World Cat 400CC-X rod storage
The full beam of this cat allows for lockable rod storage in the foredeck. Courtesy World Cat

The forward-entry console door when opened doesn’t block the skipper’s view, and the fully-lined head inside features a sink and freshwater electric toilet. At the helm, I found vented windows in the tempered-glass windshield, footrests at two levels, and a pair of Garmin 22-inch displays, which are protected by a reflection-blocking eyebrow.

World Cat lists twin Yamaha XTO 425s as standard power, but our test boat ran with quad F300s which, with the hammer down, gave me a top speed just shy of 60 mph. I found a cruising speed of 27 mph at 3,000 rpm, where the outboards consumed just 24 gph for 1.125 mpg and a range of more than 600 miles (with a 10 percent margin).

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No question: The World Cat 400CC-X checks all the boxes for dedicated anglers.

Read Next: World Cat 400DC-X Boat Review

World Cat 400CC-X bow seating
Forward, the twin loungers, with storage beneath, move on tracks to join amidships forming a sunpad. Note the multiple rod holders flanking the sides of the loungers. When the backrests are removed, the sockets become additional rod holders. Courtesy World Cat

Hull Specs

LOA:39 ft. 8 in.
Beam:12 ft. 8 in.
Transom Deadrise:N/A (catamaran)
Draft:1 ft. 9 in.
Dry Weight:14,500 lb.
Fuel:Fuel: 604 gal.
Max HP:1,200 hp
Base Price:N/A
World Cat 400CC-X helm
The helm on our test boat featured three-across seating (sleigh seating option available), a tempered-glass windshield, footrests at two levels, and a pair of Garmin 22-inch displays protected by a reflection-blocking eyebrow. Courtesy World Cat

Performance

  • Engines: Quad Yamaha F300s
  • Load: 800 lb.
  • Time to 30 mph: 6.7 sec.
  • Top Speed: 57.4 mph @ 5,900 rpm
  • Best MPG: 1.125 mpg @ 27.5mph

World Cat – Tarboro, NC; 866-485-8899

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