World Cat 400CC-X Boat Review

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The World Cat 400CC-X can be paired with twin Yamaha 425 XTOs, as pictured, or quad F300s, as we tested.
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I had previously tested the World Cat 400DC-X, a dual console catamaran designed for fishing and family fun. So when I saw the new Cat 400CC-X last month in South Florida, I was amazed at how modifying the deck to accommodate a center console design also created a wagon of fishing war.

From the foredeck with its own lockable rod storage, to the 60-gallon aquarium-style livewell and Dometic cooler with chill plate in the transom, anglers will enjoy the 400CC-X. The cockpit has over 200 square feet of space and the side walkways with padded coamings are wide enough at 30 inches to chase fish forward. The standard hardtop comes with rod holders and is designed to minimize overhead obstructions.

World Cat 400CC-X Cockpit
The wide-open cockpit offers anglers over 200 square feet of fighting space.
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With all that deck space, World Cat included several cavernous fish boxes. A pair of 115 gallon insulated boxes are aft (with Gulper Grouper pumps overboard), another pair of 154 gallon insulated boxes which can be optioned when the livewells are forward.

I also found plenty of coolers, including a 70-quart cooler under the cockpit bench seat and a 68-quart cooler forward. The port tuna door opens inward for use on the dock, and a bait rig station folds up behind the helm seat.

World Cat 400CC-X Rod Storage
This cat’s full beam allows for lockable rod storage in the foredeck.
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The forward entry console door, when open, does not block the skipper’s view, and the fully lined head inside includes a sink and electric fresh water toilet. At the helm, I found vented windows in the tempered-glass windshield, two-tier footrests, and a pair of 22-inch Garmin displays, which are shielded by a reflection-blocking brow.

World Cat lists Yamaha XTO 425 twins as standard horsepower, but our test boat ran F300 quads which, with the hammer down, gave me a top speed of just under 60 mph. I found a cruising speed of 27 mph at 3,000 rpm, where the outboards used only 24 gph for 1,125 mpg and a range of over 600 miles (with a 10% margin).

No doubt: the World Cat 400CC-X ticks all the boxes for avid anglers.

Read more : World Cat 400DC-X Boat Review

World Cat 400CC-X front seats
Forward, the twin deck chairs, with storage below, move on rails to meet amidships forming a sunbathing area. Note the multiple rod holders flanking the sides of the lounge chairs. When the backrests are removed, the sockets become additional rod holders.
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Hull Specifications

LOA: 39 feet 8 inches
Beam: 12 feet 8 inches
Deadrise transom: N/A (catamarans)
Disorganized: 1 ft 9 in
Dry weight: 14,500 pounds
Fuel: Fuel: 604 gallons.
Max HP: 1,200 hp
Base price: N / A
World Cat 400CC-X Helmet
Our test boat’s helm featured three-person seats (sled seat option available), tempered-glass windshield, two-tier footrests, and a pair of 22-inch Garmin screens protected by a glare-blocking eyebrow.
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Performance

  • Engines: Quad Yamaha F300
  • Charged: 800 pounds
  • Time at 30 mph: 6.7 sec.
  • Top speed: 57.4 mph @ 5,900 rpm
  • Best MPG: 1,125 mpg at 27.5 mph

World Chat – Tarboro, NC; 866-485-8899

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