Catamarans with cabins have distinct advantages and disadvantages. Fortunately, the former outnumber the latter.
For example, in the cabin of the Twin Vee 29 EX, the amount of headroom on centerline is limited. However, because of the wide-open expanse athwartships, you can fit a real queen-size berth. Generally, the anchor locker runs significantly larger on a cat than on a monohull, and you can adjust your position laterally over bottom structure by simply moving the anchor line from one side of the bow to the center to the other side.
The new Twin Vee 29 EX sets itself apart from other cats by virtue of a sharper entry, full-length tracking pads on the keels and foam-filled hulls, making it unsinkable. On top of that, Twin Vee hand-laminates each hull using 24-ounce woven roving fiberglass and polyester resins. The company feels confident enough in the product to offer a full lifetime hull warranty.
You’ll discover another advantage when you pull up to the fuel dock. Catamarans move through the water with much less drag than do monohulls, thereby allowing them to use smaller engines for the same performance and ergo, using less fuel.
Thanks to rough-water performance that approximates a boat 10 to 20 feet longer, you can feel secure taking your Twin Vee 29 EX well offshore.
Basic gear – such as a spreader light and a sport top with an anchor light, antenna and radar pads – is standard equipment. The boat also comes outrigger ready and has a single pedestal seat at the helm along with four gold-anodized rod holders. But if you’re a serious angler, you’ll want more than the standard four in-gunwale rod holders.
The options list can fulfill the rest of your fishing requirements. It includes a companion pedestal seat, a built-in five-drawer tackle box, a baitwell, an aft seating package with two 54-quart Igloo cooler seats with cushions and backrests, a three-sided enclosure, 15-foot telescoping outriggers, a permanent marine head, coaming pads and flip-up cleats, among other items.
But you’ll never truly appreciate this boat until you drive it offshore yourself. Then you’ll be hooked.
BEAM……9 ft. 10 in.
DRAFT……1 ft. 2 in.
WEIGHT……5,700 lb. (w/o power)
MAX POWER……T250 hp OB
MSRP……$131,690 w/ T200 hp
**Twin Vee / Fort Pierce, Florida / 772-429-2525 / **www.TWINVEE.com