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World Cat 280CC-X First Glance

Innovative new design changes the look of this popular catamaran brand.

February 21, 2017
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World Cat 280CC-X
The World Cat 280CC-X is the first of a new model lineup for the catamaran company. Courtesy World Cat

World Cat’s first X-design catamaran, the 280CC-X, features aggressive new styling that includes a graceful sheer line terminating in a soft tumblehome aft, a swept-back glass dashboard at the console, and a surfboard-edge hardtop.

The 280 represents a completely new computer-assisted design from the waterline up, says World Cat president Andrew Brown. “The 280CC-X also offers advanced technology, including a fully customizable digital dash (including CZone digital switching), and a host of functional, comfort and convenience features.”

The cockpit offers twin, lockable 89-gallon fish boxes with diaphragm pumps and rod storage, twin in-floor mechanical rooms with easy bilge access, aft fold-down seating and a transom door.

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A fiberglass leaning post/tackle center comes standard on the 280 and includes a 30-gallon livewell. The boat’s standard hardtop features a powder-coated frame with a built-in glass windshield, radio box, spreader lights and color-changing LEDs.

Available with up to 400 hp (twin 200s), the 280CC-X carries 220 gallons of fuel. World Cat’s preliminary testing showed a top speed of 48 mph, achieving 1.2 mpg.

World Cat 280CC-X Fishing
Fishability features include twin 89-gallon fish boxes with rod storage and a 30-gallon livewell. Courtesy World Cat

Specifications

LOA: 27 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 9 ft. 2 in.
Dry Weight: 7,300 lb. (w/ engines)
Draft: 1 ft. 2 in.
Transom Deadrise: N/A (cat)
MSRP: $212,465 (w/ twin Yamaha F200s and deluxe electronics package)

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World Cat 280CC-X
The new boat is available with up to 400 hp and can reach a top speed of almost 50 mph. Courtesy World Cat
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