|| |—| | SPECIFICATIONS| | LOA 29 ft. BEAM 9 ft. 10 in. DRAFT 2 ft. DEADRISE Planing cat WEIGHT 4,950 lb. FUEL 220 gal. MAX POWER (2) 250-hp OB MSRP $98,940 (w/T 200-hp OB)* * *Twin Vee Fort Pierce, Florida 772-429-2525 www.twinvee.com | We remember Twin Vee building tiny catamarans that people used to tip up onto swim platforms and use as dinghies. Today, the quality and finish have executed a quantum leap. But to be honest, all that pales next to the ride. You can sit there and read about how much we like power catamarans in general and Twin Vees in particular. But it means absolutely nothing until you step aboard and go for a ride on a nasty day. Without experiencing it yourself, you just won’t believe that any boat can ride that smoothly and land that softly.
The new Twin Vee 29 once again raises the level of quality and features to a new tier. It 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.
Another advantage you’ll enjoy with Twin Vee that monohulls and heavier cats don’t offer: You can run at the same or faster speeds with less power. That translates to less fuel. And since Twin Vees cost less than the competition to begin with, one of the company’s missions obviously is to keep saving you money.
The Twin Vee 29 sports a molded-fiberglass leaning post containing a 50-gallon livewell, four rod holders, two tackle boxes and a fixed backrest. We’re also pleased that Twin Vee builds a swim ladder and handrails onto every transom. It lists standard power as twin 200-hp four-strokes; with the max-rated 250s, this boat exceeds 50 mph.
We appreciate that we can take this 29-foot outboard boat out to the Northeast canyons or to the other side of the Gulf Stream and fish comfortably and safely. Slightly higher gunwales than on previous models provide a greater sense of security. Most of what you need on any center console comes as standard equipment, including the T-top with six rod holders and a radar-mounting plate. Outriggers are extra, of course. The price of the boat even includes a galvanized trailer. Perhaps the most amazing single feature aboard this Twin Vee is rod storage. At the Miami Boat Show, the Twin Vee 29 on display provided 46 rod holders. By the time you read this, that number will be an even 50. You’ll never need a rod rack at home again.