New Boats — July 2014

Hydra-Sports Custom 23 Bay Bolt and World Cat 295CC

July 14, 2014

Hydra-Sports Custom 23 Bay Bolt and World Cat 295CC

Reintroduced this year, Hydra-Sports Custom’s 23 Bay Bolt (top) comes with many all-new features. The World Cat 295CC center console (bottom) sports a new hull design and a new deck.

Hydra-Sports Custom 23 Bay Bolt

Hydra-Sports Custom — under new ownership since 2012 — has brought back the popular 23 Bay Bolt to its lineup this year with ample updates. The new Bay Bolt features a vacuum-infused hull and deck with Kevlar reinforcement, and a carbon-fiber transom that’s hand-built. The broad-beamed 23 also comes with a new console, including elevated battery storage beneath, and an expansive foredeck. Its helm accommodates a 12-inch electronics display, and its hatches are all fitted with compression latches. Offering dual livewells — one holding 32 gallons, the other 15 — and an option for a third, this bay boat is ready for tournament action. The transom can hold up to 300 horsepower; with a 300 four-stroke, it closes in on 60 mph. Without the motor, the Bay Bolt weighs 2,600 pounds, though it floats in 10 inches of water with the outboard up. All of the custom features available for the flagship HydraSports Custom 4200 are available for this bay boat, including custom-painted Yamaha outboard, powder-coated T-top, carbon-fiber upholstery, swim platform and trim tabs. LOA 22 ft. 11 in.
BEAM 8 ft. 10 in.
DRAFT 10 in.

World Cat 295CC

With a new hull design, new materials and a new deck, World Cat‘s remake of the 29-foot center-console really represents an all-new boat. World Cat says the 29 incorporates lighter, stronger materials that allow it to jump on plane at 2,500 rpm and maintain a 2 mpg fuel burn at a wide range of cruising speeds. With twin 300s, it tops 55 mph, World Cat says. Anglers will find more than 250 gallons of insulated fish-box storage in the wide-open cockpit. In the helm-seat tackle station, World Cat installed a 42-gallon livewell, and plenty of gear drawers and compartments. The aft fold-down seats come with backrests that lower to reveal a cutting board and knife holder beside the center transom door. Port and starboard gunwale storage -compartments hold tackle trays, leader reels, and lure bags. Like all cats, the 295 holds its beam all the way to the bow, so this center-console seats six adults up front with cushions and bolsters all around. The 295 also comes with an electric head and 25 gallons of -freshwater storage. LOA 29 ft. 1 in.
BEAM 9 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT 15 in.

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