Marine-industry veteran and bass-boat pioneer Earl Bentz does not slow down. Since the inception of his newest company, Caymas Boats in 2019 (he had been founder and president of Stratos and Triton), the Company has launched four new models per year across their four boat lines, with each debut making waves within the segment.
Bentz set his sights on designing and building an uncompromising fiberglass saltwater-fishing boat for both inshore and offshore anglers, and entered the cat market in early 2023 with their 34 CT.
Caymas 30 CT
Newest in the Caymas fleet, the 30 CT catamaran rides on Ride Dynamic Ventilated Stepped semi-asymmetric hulls, with aggressive bow flair that allows anglers to fish in comfort in challenging conditions.
The cat comes with two midship insulated compartments for fish or gear, totaling 1,040 quarts of insulated storage served by Whale Gulper Grouper macerator pumps.
The transom houses a standard pressurized 70-gallon livewell with an acrylic lid and high-speed pickup. Other storage areas are distributed throughout the boat. Automatic bilge pumps, six in all, are in hulls aft and midship.
The leaning post has five rod holders, a custom tackle and tool system, and tackle and leader storage. In gunwales and the transom are a total of 11 Gemlux Bluewater rod holders.
The 30 CT features chaise-longue seating with six rod holders along and storage beneath it, and a flat deck that allows for unobstructed movement from stern to bow. The helm’s dash accommodates two 17-inch screens.
Options include Mercury joystick or Yamaha Helm Master controls, outrigger bases and poles, underwater lights, audio and electronics upgrades, custom helm-seating upgrades, additional rod holders, electric-reel outlets, and an aft in-floor livewell.
With a fuel capacity of 300 gallons and engine packages (featuring push-button start) up to 800 hp, it has both power and range.
Fishing in big, rough seas can rattle loose hardware and other key components, unless fasteners are properly reinforced. That’s why Caymas goes the extra step by using aluminum backing plates glassed in for seats, cleats, rails, rod holders and tops. -Jim Hendricks, Staff Editor, Boating and Fishing Group
Caymas Boats – Ashland City, Tennessee; caymasboats.com